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M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Educator

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Masters of Science in Nurse Educator is a timely essential to address many of today's pressing needs in the healthcare arena. All nurses are educators, however, not all nurses are prepared as educators. This MSN concentration will provide the healthcare environment with nurses who understand teaching learning principles, curriculum design and evaluation methods. With an MSN as a Nurse Educator, you can remain at bedside, become a staff educator, become a leader in your chosen area of expertise and/or teach nursing to future nurses.

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The Rowan University Master of Science in Nursing is a part-time program offered in a hybrid format with a combination of fully online courses, face to face classes, and clinical experiences. At the completion of the MSN, the graduate will have completed a minimum of 300 clinical hours in the area of the Nurse Educator track.

  • 12 Courses / 38 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 22 S.H.
NURS 05500 Integrated Information Technology In Health Care 3
NURS 05501 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 05503 Advanced Nursing Research 4
NURS 05504 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 05505 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NURS 05507 Leadership & Care Delivery Environment 3
NURS 05508 Special Issues & Trends In Nursing 3
Elective Courses: 16 S.H.
NURS 05502 Teaching and Learning in Nursing 3
NURS 05506 Learning Assessment in the Classroom and Clinical Environment 3
NURS 05513 Nursing Curricular Design and Evaluation 3
NURS 05514 Nurse Educator: Leadership, Quality, and Planned Change in the Practice Environment I 3
NURS 05515 Nurse Educator: Leadership, Quality, and Planned Change in the Practice Environment II 4

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum grade of "C" or better in all nursing subject area courses
  • Current licensure or eligibility to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of New Jersey
  • Personal Malpractice Insurance (required at time of application and must be maintained the duration of the program)
  • Copy of valid CPR card (must be updated every two years and sent the Department of Nursing)
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Nurse Educator

Career Outlook

As a Nurse Educator, you have the opportunity to pursue a variety of leadership positions, including Nursing Supervisor, Director of Nursing, Nurse Manager, and Nursing Educator. And even better news? The employment of medical and health service managers is predicted to increase 18 percent from 2018 - 2028, according to the The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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