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Nursing Education

Nurse educators teach patients and their families, evaluate educational programs and instruct nursing students.

Through the delivery of didactic and clinical instruction, KU's Nursing Education specialty prepares you for an educator role in academic and clinical settings. Using a variety of teaching, learning and evaluative methods, the nursing education program will prepare you to teach patients and their families, provide staff development programs, evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs and instruct nursing students.

Graduates serve as clinical educators in health organizations and faculty members in schools of nursing, sharing knowledge and skills to prepare current and future generations of nurses for effective practice.

Paired with faculty mentors throughout the program, students complete applied teaching projects in the educator specialty courses, including a final student teaching practicum.  All required courses for the program are offered online.

The KU School of Nursing participates in the Kansas Board of Regents Nurse Educator Service Scholarship program and the HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program.

Stackable Program: To encourage career and academic progression, students who have completed the Health Professions Educator Certificate have special Graduate Studies approval to apply the four certificate courses (NRSG 870, 871, 873, 874) to the master's program degree requirements.

Summary of Course Requirements

Common Core

Course Number Course Credit Hours
NRSG 748 Theories for Practice and Research: Individual, Family, Community 3
NRSG 754 Health Care Research 3
NRSG 755 Professionalism in Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NRSG 898 Scholarly Project in Nursing 2

Leadership and Advanced Practice Core

Course Number Course Credit Hours
NRSG 880 Organizational Foundations for Leading Change 3
NRSG 812 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NRSG 813 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NRSG 801 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning 3
NRSG 888 Educator Clinical Specialty Practicum 1

Nursing Education Specialty Core

Course Number Course Credit Hours
NRSG 870 Designing a Student Learning Experience 3
NRSG 871 Curriculum Development and Evaluation 3
NRSG 873 Teaching with Technologies 3
NRSG 874 Health Professions Educator Preceptorship 3
NRSG 877 Foundations in Education and Learning 3
  Total Credits Required: 39
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Master of Science in Nursing

KU School of Nursing
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Kansas City, KS 66160
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