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Nurse Educator


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Program Overview

As the healthcare environment has become more complex, the role of the professional nurse has grown to meet contemporary complex challenges. It is clear that the more highly educated the nurse, the better the patient healthcare outcomes. The demand for skilled nurse educators in nursing and healthcare is well documented for the future of healthcare.

The Department of Nursing at Moravian College offers the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree for Nurse Educators. The program is a 37-credit program, that includes 21 credits of general and direct care courses that are shared with other graduate nursing programs. In addition, there are 16 credits of specialty courses in nursing and education. Included is a clinical internship for nurse educators in the final semester of study, with 100 practicum hours devoted to teaching and learning in nursing and healthcare.

Curriculum 

Students take four general core and three different direct care courses. They also complete specialized requirements of their chosen concentration. The Nurse Educator Track includes:

Nurse Educator Track

General Core Courses  
NURS 502 Epidemiology and Bioinformatics
NURS 504 Policy, Quality, and Safety in Health Care
NURS 506 Nursing Role Theory and Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 536 Law, Regulations, and Ethics in Health Care 
Direct Care Core Courses  
NURS 530 Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 532 Advanced Pharmacology
NURS 534 Advanced Health and Physical Assessment
Nursing Education Courses  
NURS 613 Assessment and Evaluation Methods
NURS 614 Theory and Practice for Nurse Educators
EDUC 610 Differentiating Instruction
EDUC 655 Standards-Based Curriculum Design
NURS 765

Nurse Educator Capstone, Seminar and Internship

Includes 100 practicum hours in the nurse educator role.

Admission Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of an accredited baccalaureate program with at least 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Submission of official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
  • Active RN licensure in Pennsylvania or eligibility for licensure by endorsement
  • Completion of a statistics course at an undergraduate or graduate level with a grade of C or better
  • Two professional references, one from a nursing supervisor
  • Written statement of professional goals for graduate study and nursing career
  • Professional resume or curriculum vitae

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Moravian College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Learn More

Visit Moravian.edu/MSN

Lori Hoffman, PhD, RN
Master of Science in Nursing Program Coordinator
Ph: 610-625-7769 | Email: hoffmanl@moravian.edu

For more information about the MSN program, to speak with an advisor, or to make an appointment, call us at 610-861-1400 or email graduate@moravian.edu, or contact Caroline Febbo, Student Experience Mentor, at 610-625-7131 or febboc@moravian.edu.