Ohio University

Nurse Educator

Nurse Educator

Nurse Educator

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The OHIO 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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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:

  • 33 credit hours (six semesters to complete)
  • 200 hours of teaching experience
  • Two on-campus intensives (OCI)
  • Admits each spring semester (Note: Nursing program application deadlines are earlier than general Graduate College deadlines. Please contact the school of nursing at msn@ohio.edu for more specific application deadline information.)
  • Students may pursue both their FNP and their Nurse Educator simultaneously. For more information, please contact the School of Nursing at msn@ohio.edu

NE Sample Schedule

Year 1

Semester 1

  • NRSE 6010: Theoretical Basis for Practice (3 credit hours); 1 OCI
  • NRSE 6210: Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)

Semester 2

  • NRSE 6021: Assessment and Intervention in Family Care (3 credit hours)
  • NRSE 6230: Advanced Pharmacology (3 credit hours)

Semester 3

  • NRSE 6805: Analyzing EBP for APN (3 credit hours)
  • NRSE 6220: Advanced Health Appraisal for Nurse Educators (3 credit hours)

Year 2

Semester 4

  • NRSE 6610: Curriculum Development (3 credit hours)

Semester 5

  • NRSE 6620: Teaching Strategies (3 credit hours)
  • NRSE 6630: Academic Role (3 credit hours)

Semester 6

  • NRSE 6928: Teaching Experience (200 practicum hours) (4 credit hours)
  • NRSE 6934: Capstone Experience for NE (2 credit hours) 1 OCI


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