M.S. in Nursing Education
The Master of Science in Nursing Education program qualifies graduates to teach in nursing programs at the LPN, associate, bachelor’s and master’s levels and to serve as staff educators in health care facilities. The program is also open to nurses who need specific education courses to qualify for New York State certification as secondary school health education teachers.
The program is offered in a blended learning format (approximately half of the class sessions in this program are delivered online with the remaining class sessions delivered face-to-face), which combines the convenience of online learning with the benefits of live classroom discussion and interaction. Nearly half of each course in the M.S. in Nursing Education program is taught online, with the balance occurring in a traditional classroom setting. This provides you with the opportunity to meet personal and professional obligations, while fulfilling degree requirements.
The 33-credit program is designed to be completed in six semesters of part-time study. The curriculum includes nine credits of coursework in nursing theory, issues in advanced practice nursing, and nursing research. There are 24 credits of specialty courses including two semesters of teaching practice guided by a preceptor.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The faculty promotes a learning environment that encourages individual exploration and fosters critical thinking, decision making, and professional growth. Classes differ in their approach depending on course content. The information is presented in both lecture and seminar format. The faculty participate in the educational process as role models, facilitators and mentors.