Ohio University MSN-Nurse Educator Sample Calendar

Curriculum Details

30 total credits required

Subject to change.

A sample program of study for the MSN-Nurse Educator track is listed below. This is being offered for consideration only and is subject to change. Students will receive a finalized program of study once they start their program or after a discussion with the School of Nursing. All clinical/practicum hours for each clinical/practicum course must be completed by the end of the 15-week semester.


NRSE 7810 Foundations of Leadership & Organizations in Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits)

Examines social, political, and historical factors that impact the delivery of healthcare and the development of the advanced practice nursing role. Emphasizes principles of leadership, interprofessional collaboration, ethics, and communication within various healthcare systems.

NRSE 7211 Advanced Patho/Pharm for Nurse Educators (3 credits)

Focuses on integration of advanced pathophysiology and pharmacology principles. Focuses on analysis of select pathophysiological clinical manifestations related to disease states, pharmacological and herbal utilization and appropriate education related to prescribed treatment regime. Emphasis on evidence-based practice and application using concept-based educational strategies.

NRSE 7001 Professional Presence and Writing for the Advanced Nurse (1 credit)

Focuses on professional presence for the advanced practice and advanced-level nurse. Emphasis is on concepts of professionalism, advanced communication and inclusive language, scholarly and professional writing, and professional presence in the dissemination of knowledge and scholarship.


NRSE 7811 Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits)

Examines scholarship of nursing through research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement frameworks. Focuses on critical appraisal, synthesis, and evaluation of literature to inform evidence-based practice.

NRSE 7221 Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators (3 credits)

Focuses on the use of health assessment data to identify health status of clients by graduate students in the educator and nurse leadership options. The data will be used to document assessment findings and to differentiate between normal and abnormal assessment data. Emphasizes the performance of complete health histories and physical examinations on adult and pediatric clients.


NRSE 7812 Quality and Safety in Population Health (3 credits)

Explores theoretical foundations and frameworks for population health and quality improvement. Focuses on equitable health policies to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Examines impact of community-based population health and risk mitigation strategies or initiatives.

NRSE 7840 Foundations for Nurse Educators (2 credits)

Focuses on roles and responsibilities of nurse educators in relation to theoretical foundations, application and practice of teaching and learning within a variety of practice settings.

NRSE 7841 Instructional and Teaching Strategies (2 credits)

Focuses on nurse educator instructional and technology strategies and issues for delivering education content in the clinical, service or classroom setting with a variety of learners. Emphasizes ways to facilitate learning with educators in nursing schools, continuing education programs, staff development and patient education programs.


NRSE 7940 Nurse Educator Practicum 1 (250 hrs) (4 credits)

Focuses on faculty and preceptor guided experiences in curriculum development, teaching, and program evaluation in an educational setting as well as advanced nursing care experiences in a direct care setting.

NRSE 7842 Educational Design, Assessment and Evaluation (2 credits)

Focuses on design of education programs for individuals, families, communities or students. Emphasizes assessment and evaluation approaches based on teaching-learning outcomes for individuals, courses or programs.


NRSE 7941 Nurse Educator Practicum 2 (250 Hours)  (4 credits)

Emphasizes student self-evaluation of meeting specific program outcomes and professional competencies through portfolio development and completion of summative assessments. This is the second in the series of practicum courses with a focus on faculty and preceptor guided experiences in curriculum development, teaching, and program evaluation in an educational setting as well as advanced nursing care experiences in a direct care setting.

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