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Nurse Educator (NE)
Introduction to the Nurse Educator Concentration
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.

 

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

 

At the completion of the program and after two years of experience as a nurse educator, graduates are eligible to sit for the National League for Nursing Nurse Educator Certification.

 

 

In keeping with Florida Atlantic University's philosophy as a distributed university, courses may be held on varying campuses over the program of study with various modes of delivery. This may include live classes/weekend format classes/TV classes/web-assisted classes/ and/or on-line offerings. Campuses include Boca Raton, Broward County/Davie, and Treasure Coast.

 



Nurse Educator Curriculum Plan

Course Name
Course #
Credits
Graduate Core Courses (12 Credits)
Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring
NGR
6110
3
Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
NGR
6811
3
Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice
NGR
6812
3
Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy, & Finance
NGR
6891
Direct Care Core Courses (9 Credits)
 Advanced Nursing Situations: Health Assessment
NGR
6002
2
Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Health Assessment*
NGR
6002L
1
Advanced Pathophysiology
NGR
6141
3
Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
NGR
6172
3
Concentration Courses (18 Credits)
Curriculum Evolution and Models in Nursing Education (selected weekends) Offered in Fall
NGR
6713(**)
3
Nursing Education Practicum
(120 hrs per credit/ 8 hrs per week) Offered in Spring
NGR
6944L
3 ***
(1-3 variable credit. May be taken one credit at a time.)
Evaluation in Nursing Education (selected weekends)
*First half of Semester 
Offered in Spring
NGR
6718(**)
3
Creative Teaching-Learning Methods in Nursing Education (selected weekends)
*Second half of Semester
NGR
 6711 (**)
Advanced Concepts for Direct Care Nursing Situations
NGR
6006
Direct Care Focus Practicum 
NGR                                                                          
6006L
3 ***
Total Credits     39
 
* 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 360 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.
-Most courses are available on-line.

Fee for Lab Courses
There is a $150.00/credit fee for the Advanced Health Assessment lab course. The purpose of the fee is to cover the higher cost of instruction for these courses due to lower faculty-student ratios and increasing use of simulation and standardized patients. 
 
The following course carries this fee: 
 
NGR 6002L - 1 credit, $150 fee

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