Why Study Nurse Educator
The graduate nursing program at APSU prepares graduates to make significant contributions to the overall improvement of health and essential professional practice standards in a variety of settings.
The Nurse Educator concentration prepares the graduate to educate nurses in a variety of settings (technology institutions, colleges, universities, or health care delivery settings). Graduates of the MSN Nurse Educator concentration will have the clinical knowledge and pedagogical skills to educate future nurses or current staff to ultimately improve health care outcomes.
The 34-hour accredited, concentration (with 240 required clinical hours) is designed with the working professional nurse in mind and is primarily delivered online. There are two required on-campus visits designed to enhance learning, practice hands-on skills, participate in simulation, and for professional networking/socialization.
The APSU Graduate Nursing Program strives to have a personal relationship with its students and to offer an affordable pathway to graduate nursing education.
The Graduate Nursing Faculty are expert clinicians and educators whose goal is to make online education positive for all students. The faculty have the experience and credentials to educate students in their advanced nursing roles.
What will I learn
- Theory of Teaching
- Teaching Strategies
- Curriculum Design
- Educational Program Evaluation
- Health Promotion
- Health Care Policy
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Interprofessional Collaboration
Sample Course Plan
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. APSU recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.
Please visit the Professional Licensure Disclosure webpage to review specific licensure information for your state and academic program.