Project Description


Overview | Curriculum | Careers

Completion of this concentration prepares students to function in new and innovative ways as nurse educators. Students choosing the Nurse Educator focus will be able to:

• Design methods of teaching, learning and evaluation for nursing education in the classroom, online, and nursing practice/clinical settings.
• Analyze and develop plans of study in nursing based on appropriate curricular principles.
• Integrate caring as a theoretical model into an educational framework.
• Apply the role of nurse educator, demonstrating successful instructional methods in the classroom, online, and nursing practice/clinical settings.
• Develop a direct care focus of nursing practice.

The Nurse Educator concentration requires a minimum of 39 credit hours. Full and part-time programs of study are available for fall and spring entry.

At the completion of the program graduates are eligible to sit for the National League for Nursing’s Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam.

Massachusetts has initiated the process to join NC-SARA and are expected to be approved by the end of this year. Massachusetts state authorization restricts activities in internships and supervised academic field experiences. Therefore, any distance learning student in the College of Nursing who will be residing in Massachusetts while participating in their academic program should contact the college before enrolling to assure they are compliant with state authorization rules.


Course Name

Course #


Graduate Core Courses(12 Credits) (all of these courses are available online)
Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring NGR 6110


Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice Roles NGR 6811


Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice NGR 6812


Leadership, Policy, & Finance in Advanced Nursing Practice NGR 6891 3

Direct Care Core Courses (9 Credits)
The following courses are available online:
Advanced Health Assessment NGR 6002


Advanced Pathophysiology NGR 6141


Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (Note 1) NGR 6172


The following course is not available online- see note below:
Advanced Health Assessment Lab* NGR 6002L


Concentration Courses(18 Credits)
Curriculum Evolution and Models in Nursing Education * (selected weekends) Offered in Fall NGR 6713


Advanced Nursing Education Practicum *
(120 hrs per credit/ 8 hrs per week) These are 3 separate practicum, which revolve around classroom, clinical and online teaching experiences.
NGR 6944L

(1-3 variable credit. Designed to be taken one credit at a time.)

Evaluation in Nursing Education (Hybrid-selected weekends)
*First half of Semester
Offered in Spring
NGR 6718 (**)


Creative Teaching-Learning Methods in Nursing Education (Hybrid-selected weekends)
*Second half of Semester
NGR 6711 (**)


Advanced Concepts for Direct Care Nursing Situations * Hybrid taught in fall-selected Saturdays. NGR 6006


Direct Care Focus Practicum * (clinically focused) NGR 6006L

3 ***

Total Credits


Note 1: Offered online but requires proctored exams
* Requires 120 hours/credit. This is a total of 360 hours of a variety of supervised teaching experiences.
** Concentration Courses are generally offered once a year.
*** Requires 180 hours supervised, direct care experiences.
-Live (on-campus) courses are usually on Thursdays anytime between 8am-8pm. Nursing Education Concentration Courses are offered on selected weekends.

Sample Careers:

  • Clinical Nursing Instructors teaching nursing students
  • Staff Development Instructors
  • Clinical Nurse Educators teaching nurses in practice settings

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Degree Details
College College of Nursing
Degree type MSN, NE
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $369.82
- Out of State (FL) $1,024.81
Credits needed to graduate 39
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* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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