September 2021 Graduate Catalog 
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September 2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Nursing Education - Accelerated RN-MSN

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Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin. ​

Program Description 

This online graduate degree in nursing will provide students with the academic knowledge, skills, and expertise to become nurse educators in diverse healthcare and academic environments. Graduates will be prepared to apply for the certified nurse educator examination. Courses consist of core NU courses, and specialty concentration courses. This program is for licensed registered nurses (current, unrestricted license) with an Associate Nursing degree interested in advancing their careers to become nurse educators.

Individuals considering the Master of Science program should be aware that state requirements for availability of required clinical courses may vary from state to state. Applicants should check with their applicable state board of nursing before enrolling in any graduate nursing program. Students enrolled in this program are not eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Core MSN Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program the student should be able to:

  1. Integrate scientific evidence from nursing and biopsychosocial disciplines, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences when designing and implementing outcome measures in diverse settings and through the lifespan.
  2. Demonstrate leadership skills that emphasize ethical and critical decision-making, fiscal responsibility, inter-professional relationships that promote safe, quality care within a systems framework.
  3. Apply methods, tools, performance measures, and evidence-based standards when evaluating quality indicators within an organizational system.
  4. Synthesize theories, models and research findings inherent to nursing practice, education and management to guide an organization or healthcare system towards achieving successful outcomes.
  5. Apply client/patient care technologies and informatics to coordinate and ensure safe quality care and promote effective communication among members of the interprofessional healthcare team.
  6. Analyze ethical, legal and sociocultural factors to influence policy development and healthcare delivery systems that promote the health of individuals and populations.
  7. Articulate a leadership role within interprofessional teams through effective communication, collaboration and consultation with other professionals to manage, coordinate care and provide safe, quality family-centered and population-based care.
  8. Incorporate organizational and culturally sensitive client and population centered concepts in the planning, delivery, management and evaluation of direct and indirect evidence-based health promotion care and services to specified individuals, families and populations.
  9. Implement scholarly activities in selected individuals, populations, and systems.

Nursing Education Program Outcomes

Students are expected to meet all the core MSN program outcomes as well as the Nursing Education program outcomes. Upon completion of their program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making when planning, implementing, and evaluating strategies to guide an educational system toward successful outcomes.
  2. Analyze the impact of ethical and legal principles on the planning and delivery of educational programs in carried populations.
  3. Critique educational delivery and evaluation strategies for application across culturally and age-diverse populations in selected educational settings.
  4. Articulate a personal philosophy and framework acknowledging professional and accrediting agency competencies relating to the role and scope of practice of the nurse educator.
  5. Implement the role of the nurse educator in a selected educational setting.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include but, are not limited to professor of nursing, nursing instructor, staff development nurse, Director of Nursing Education.

Program Content

A minimum of 52.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Bridge Courses

16.00 semester credit hours required

Required Core Courses

15.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in Direct Care Core for Education

9.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in Nursing Education Concentration

12.00 semester credit hours are required.

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