Our educator role courses provide a foundation in curriculum and program development; teaching and learning in nursing; and evaluation methods. All of the course work for this concentration can be completed online.   

During the last semester, you will take a 180-hour practicum in an associate or baccalaureate on-campus nursing program in your geographic area. Students will have the opportunity to work with an experienced nurse educator both in the classroom and clinical setting.   

We are offering two new program options you may want to consider applying for. These options include: 

Nurse Educator + FNP Certificate
Nurse Administrator + FNP Certificate

These unique options allows individuals who are interested in becoming a Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator, but who also has interest in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program, the ability to pursue both interests.  Additionally, for those interested in the FNP program but feel their overall undergraduate GPA may not be as competitive as they would like, these options may be worth considering as an alternative pathway to becoming a FNP.
By substituting courses required for the Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator concentrations with pre-requisites needed for the FNP clinical courses, students can earn a master’s degree, with a concentration as a Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator, along with an FNP Post-Master’s Certificate in 10 semesters of part-time study.  Information about the new options is located in the Information Packet located here.

Courses for the Nurse Educator Concentration

Research Core (6 credit hours) 

  • NUR 607 Data Analysis in Nursing Research (3 credit hours) or EDPS 641 Introduction to Statistical Methods (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 604 Research (3 credit hours)   

Nursing Core (11 credit hours) 

  • NUR 603 Nursing Theory (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 605 Nursing Information Technology (2 credit hours) 
  • NUR 610 Nursing Concepts in Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention in Populations (3 credit hours) (*45 hrs clinical) 
  • NUR 611 Concept Analysis 2, Decision Making (3 credit hours) 

Educator Role Core (19 credit hours) 

  • NUR 620  Curricular Designs in Nursing (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 622  Teaching in Nursing (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 626  Program Evaluation (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 608  Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Clinical Practice (3 credit hours) 
  • NUR 609 Health Assessment for Clinical Practice (3 credit hours) (*45 hrs clinical)   
  • NUR 672 Practicum of Role Expectations (4 credit hours) (*180 hrs clinical)   

Total: 36 credit hours required for this concentration.   

* Clinical hours

Other Concentrations

Learn more about the nurse administrator and family nurse practitioner concentrations.