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Program Student Learning Outcomes: M.S. Nurse Educator Concentration

Upon completion of the Master’s curriculum, the new graduate will be able to:

  1. Design health care-centered curricula and programs with an altruistic concern for the welfare of students, patients, and communities while supporting autonomy and respecting human dignity.
  2. Design health care-centered curricula and programs aimed at clinical prevention and population health.
  3. Lead organizations and systems in the principles of nursing education through ethical decision making related to health promotion.
  4. Integrate evidence into practice and quality improvement measures that support legal and ethical standards of health care education in diverse settings.
  5. Use technology to educate health care providers and facilitate interprofessional collaboration to improve outcomes of all populations.
  6. Evaluate domestic and global health integrating the principles of health care education for delivery systems, policies, epidemiology, and the environment.
  7. Promote the health of patients through the education of providers to enable them to integrate interprofessional management of risk reduction, disease prevention and the management of illness.
  8. Demonstrate professional role competencies of nursing education through the teaching and learning of advanced practice principles and theories.


The online Master of Science Nurse Educator concentration prepares a nursing professional who uses educational theory in health care teaching situations. The program is designed to produce a professional with teaching and learning skills to prepare health care educators for future health care delivery systems. The 33 credit hour curriculum prepares the graduate for full-time educator roles in institutions of higher education or health care service settings. The four semester program includes foundational course work and a faculty-guided nursing education practicum and evidence-based project. The curriculum core focuses on Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses, Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics, Collaboration for Population Health, Finance, & Policy, Health Care and Nursing Practice Informatics and Technology. The educational cognates integrate educational theories and research; the design and delivery of nursing education curriculum and instruction; and teaching and learning evaluation into three specially designed courses that emphasize the learning needs in health care; didactic instruction, clinical instruction, and distance learning. Finally there are two courses, NSG 596 Nursing Education Practicum I & NSG 597 Nursing Education Practicum II, at the end of the curriculum which provide field experiences to apply the skills learned. The program is delivered in a nationally accredited school of nursing. The Nurse Educator concentration provides advanced theory and practicum experiences emphasizing:

  • Nursing education in institutions of higher education for students in a variety of health care education programs.
  • Health care education for patients and families across the life span in a variety of health care contexts.

The completion of the program or the post-master’s certificate courses will enable nurse educators in the state of North Carolina to meet the requirements for the North Carolina Board of Nursing and enable the graduates to be eligible to take the Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE) examination sponsored by the National League for Nursing.