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In 2013, nearly 80,000 qualified nursing school applicants were turned away from programs due to faculty shortages. If you’re an experienced RN, you can develop the skills you need to meet the demand for nursing educators in two years with a Masters of Nursing Education from Gwynedd Mercy University.
Our 40-credit Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator (MSN-NE) program equips you to teach student nurses in clinical college programs, thanks to its focus on:
This program is available on our Main Campus in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, with clinical practicum opportunities at a wide range of GMercyU’s health care affiliate organizations throughout the region. We keep classes small so that you can develop close working relationships with our faculty and your classmates.
After graduation, you should be prepared to pursue roles teaching in undergraduate nursing programs. The MSN-NE also provides the academic foundation you need to pursue a doctoral degree in nursing, such as our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
What You Will Learn – Nurse Educator Master’s Degree Program
In the MSN-NE program, you’ll extend your own clinical practice capabilities and pursue advanced training in scientific research and professional writing. You’ll build on this foundation with additional training in teaching and curriculum design, ensuring you have the practical instructional skills and mastery of content you need to confidently train student nurses.
As a GMercyU Master of Science in Nursing graduate, you will be able to:
A Leading Regional Nursing School for Over 50 Years
Gwynedd Mercy University’s Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing has been a regional leader in health practitioner education for more than two generations. Our nursing faculty members bring clinical expertise, academic rigor, and a passion for the nursing profession to the classroom.
The community of nursing experts, scholars, and regional health care leaders we have developed—not to mention our thousands of nursing alumni—is an invaluable resource for your professional development and personal enrichment. Inside and outside the classroom, the GMercyU community offers you the opportunity to discover the Next.
The Masters in Nursing Education program is a two-year advanced practice nursing program. You will take 12 courses and complete a practicum experience. This includes five foundation courses (a total of 18 credits), plus six Nurse Educator concentration courses (22 credits).
|NUR 500||Advanced Pharmacology|
|NUR 510||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing|
|NUR 530||Theoretical Foundations of Nursing|
|NUR 570||Advanced Assessment and Clinical Decision Making for Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan|
|NUR 610||Research Methodology|
|NUR 615||Research Seminar|
|NUR 604||Learning Theories|
|NUR 605||Curriculum Design|
|NUR 606||Clinical Practicum - Teaching Role|
|NUR 609||Topics in American Higher Education|
|NUR 614||Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators|
|NUR 650||Clinical Seminar|
To review Masters in Nursing Education course descriptions, please refer to the graduate catalog (PDF).
The Master of Science in Nursing program at Gwynedd Mercy University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, at 202-887-6791 (www.ccneaccreditation.org).