Individuals who have a master's degree in nursing may be considered for admission to a Post-master's Certificate in Nursing Education. A nurse educator is a registered nurse who has advanced education, including advanced clinical training in a health care specialty. Nurse educators working in academic settings assume roles as part-time instructors, full-time academic teachers and scholars, and academic administrators such as deans and directors of nursing programs. Nurse Educators may also work in clinical settings as a Clinical Nurse Educator, Staff Development Officer, or Continuing Education Specialist. Nurse educators are responsible for preparing and mentoring current and future generations of nurses, strengthening the nursing workforce, serving as role models, and providing the leadership needed to implement evidence-based practice.
Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."
- Think analytically and use analytical tools to make decisions.
- Work well within a diverse organization.
- Identify problems and determine the best solutions.
All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.
This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
26 semester credit hours (SCH).
|BIOL 5333||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 5203||Theoretical Bases for Nursing Education||3|
|NURS 5253||Curriculum Design and Management in Nursing||3|
|NURS 5294||Teaching Practicum in Nursing||4|
|NURS 5644||Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis||4|
|NURS 5663||Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|Choose two of the following||6|
|Educational Communication and Technologies of Education|
|Measurement and Assessment in Nursing|
|Evaluation Models for Curriculum Management|