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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.

 



Curriculum Plan Nurse Educator Concentration
Course Name
Course #
Credits
Graduate Core Courses(12 Credits)
Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring
NGR
6110
3
Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice Roles
NGR
6811
3
Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice
NGR
6812
3
Leadership, Policy, & Finance in Advanced Nursing Practice
NGR
6891
Direct Care Core Courses (9 Credits)
Advanced Health Assessment
NGR
6002
2
Advanced Health Assessment Lab*
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
Advanced Nursing Education Practicum
(120 hrs per credit/ 8 hrs per week)
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 (**)
3
Advanced Concepts for Direct Care Nursing Situations
NGR
6006
3
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.


A breakdown of FAU Tuition and fees is located online:


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


PMC Option

Applicants with an MSN seeking specialization in another concentration requiring less than 30 credit hours should consider applying for a Post Master’s Certificate (PMC). 

 

PMC applicants may be considered for a Fall or Spring admission and are accepted on a space available basis. PMC applicants complete the Step 1 of the application process (FAU application)  and submit the supplementary application materials to student services via Karen Kasmer. (PMC Applicants do not submit supplementary materials through NursingCAS).

 

Once accepted, a gap analysis will be completed to determine the required courses for each student. Students must provide syllabi from other institutions for all transfer courses. 

 


Second MSN Degree Option

Applicants that have a MSN degree seeking specialization in another concentration requiring 30 credits or more to complete required courses in the new concentration should consider applying for a second MSN degree. Second MSN degree applicants should complete Step 1 and Step 2 of the application process (FAU and NursingCAS) by published deadlines. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required to earn a second MSN degree from FAU.

Once accepted, an analysis will be completed to determine each student’s plan of study. Students must provide syllabi from other institutions for all transfer courses.

Core Courses Typically Completed in Concentrations at FAU*

*(Courses may vary by graduation year)


MSN CORE COURSES

CREDITS

NGR 6110 Advanced Nursing Practice: Grounded in Caring

3

NGR 6811 Philosophy & Theoretical Foundations

of Advanced Nursing Practice Roles

3

NGR 6812 Nursing Research Evidence Based Practice

3

NGR 6891 Leadership , Policy and Finance: Advanced

Nursing Practice

3

MSN DIRECT CARE CORE COURSES

CREDITS

NGR 6002 Advanced Health Assessment

2

NGR 6002L Advanced Health Assessment Lab

1

NGR 6141 Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NGR 6172 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

3

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