Nurse educators combine clinical expertise and a passion for teaching into rich and rewarding careers. Nurse educators teach in the classroom and the practice setting, and are responsible for preparing and mentoring current and future generations of nurses. Nurse educators play a pivotal role in strengthening the nursing workforce, serving as role models, and providing the leadership needed to implement evidence-based practice. Nurse educators are responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating, and revising academic and continuing education for nurses. Roles for nurse educators not only include a clinical faculty position in an educational setting, but also positions in clinical facilities such as clinical nurse educator, staff development officer, or continuing education specialist.
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."
- Work well with teams and complete project work.
- Collect and analyze information, problem-solve, and make decisions.
- Process information and apply theoretical insights to clinical situations.
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
40 semester credit hours (SCH).
|BIOL 5333||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 5003||Health Policy and Health Promotion||3|
|NURS 5013||Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 5024||Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing||4|
|NURS 5644||Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis||4|
|NURS 5663||Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|Education Specialty Area|
|NURS 5203||Theoretical Bases for Nursing Education||3|
|NURS 5244||Clinical Specialization: Nurse Educator||4|
|NURS 5253||Curriculum Design and Management in Nursing||3|
|NURS 5263||Educational Communication and Technologies of Education||3|
|or NURS 5283||Evaluation Models for Curriculum Management|
|NURS 5273||Measurement and Assessment in Nursing||3|
|NURS 5294||Teaching Practicum in Nursing||4|
Special Requirements for all Master’s Degrees
- A grade of B or higher must be achieved in all required courses. A student who has earned a grade of less than B (C, D, or F) in two required courses at the graduate level or who has earned a grade of less than B (C, D, or F) twice in the same graduate-level required course will be removed from the nursing program. For the purpose of removal from the nursing program, a grade of less than B is counted as a grade of less than B even if the course has been successfully repeated.
- Students admitted to the master’s program provisionally, based on low GPA, must complete the first 12 semester credit hours of graduate courses with grades of B or better in each course; at least 9 semester credit hours must be in nursing courses. A provisionally admitted student will be dismissed from the program if a grade of C or lower is made in any course during the probationary period.
- For the MSN graduate who is unsuccessful on a certification examination and is accepted for the re-education process, if the student earns a grade of C or below (D, or F) in one of the required re-education courses, he/she will not be allowed to continue in the re-education process.
Semester credit hours older than six years, including transfer courses, cannot apply toward the master’s degree.
Oral examination of the completed professional or clinical project (course work optional).