ARCHIVED 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2021  
ARCHIVED 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (M.S.) - Nurse Educator Concentration

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Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , applicants for the Master of Science degree in Nursing - Nurse Educator must possess a B.S.N. from a regionally accredited college or university and a nationally accredited nursing program with at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work or a 2.85 on a 4.00 scale cumulatively. They must present a satisfactory score on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and have completed an undergraduate or graduate level statistics course and a course in research methods. They must be a registered nurse eligible for licensure to practice in North Carolina and have a minimum of one year of clinical nursing experience within the past five years. They must also submit three professional references, including one from a current or recent employer. Applicants must submit a completed application and may be required to participate in an interview session that includes a written exercise. Applicants who are admitted to the program must own or have access

Program Description 

The Master of Science degree in Nursing - Nurse Educator, prepares nurses in an advanced practice role with competency in one of three educational areas: academic educator, staff educator, or patient educator. The three-year program requires 38 to 39 semester hours of graduate course work including a 3 credit hour practicum. The total number of required hours depends on whether the thesis option is selected. A written comprehensive exam will be required during the final semester. The research requirement is a two-hour project that is to be completed during the final semesters of the program. Students selecting the thesis option will be exempt from the research project requirement.

In addition to the academic requirements, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, program suspension, and termination refer to the program’s website linked from the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Nurse Educator (NE) Post Master’s Graduate Certificate Program

The Nurse Educator post-graduate certificate is available for those students who have earned a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S. or M.S.N.) degree or those with a master’s degree in a related discipline. The postgraduate certificate program requires 18 semester hours of study and can be completed in four semesters. For more information see Nurse Educator (Post Master’s Certificate) 


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