The Ohio University School of Nursing online Nurse Educator (NE) program is ideal for nurses who want to become clinical educators or nursing faculty members. Students will learn teaching strategies, develop nursing curriculum and patient education materials, evaluate educational activities, and create staff development opportunities. The program includes a hands-on teaching experience practicum allowing you to use the evidence-based methods you've learned to solve health care challenges through nursing education. You may complete this experience at an academic or professional development setting close to your home.
In this program, you will learn to serve in the essential role as teacher, trainer, mentor and role model. Position yourself to expertly pass on your clinical expertise to the next generation. You will acquire advanced knowledge of nursing theory and practice as well as understand the design, delivery, assessment and evaluation of nursing education programs in a variety of settings. Graduates of this program are often RNs pursuing advanced positions such as nurse educators and clinical nurse leaders in higher education institutions and health care organizations.
The program has been designed with the National League for Nursing's (NLN) Core Competencies for Nurse Educators and will provide you with the concepts and skills needed to prepare for the NLN Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. Eligible graduates may sit for the NLN CNE exam upon graduation.
The OHIO online Nurse Educator program curriculum features:
- 30 credit hours (five semesters to complete)
- 500 hours of teaching experience
- This program admits once per year. For more information, please visit our Application Information page: https://www.ohio.edu/chsp/nursing/graduate/masters/msn-application-process
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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Ohio University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education