Chamberlain College of Nursing’s MSN Educator Specialty Track prepares you to teach in academic and clinical-practice settings, as well as continue on for further graduate study. Coursework includes educational foundations, instructional methods, program assessment and evaluation and curriculum development. Students complete a 100-hour practicum in their own geographic location, allowing them to further develop their skills with the support of an experienced nurse educator.
Chamberlain’s curriculum provides the core competencies identified by the National League for Nursing (NLN) and prepares graduates to take the Certified Nurse Educator exam.
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NR-521 Theoretical Foundations of Teaching & Learning – 3 Credits
This course explores teaching and learning models and the theoretical foundations of education. Exploration of the application of teaching and learning theory to various learning settings and diverse population groups occurs within the framework of a humanistic and personal approach. This course is the foundation for mastering the skill of teaching. Prerequisites: MIS-556 or NR-512, NR-500, NR-501, NR-504, NR-505, NR-506.
NR-522 Instructional Methods – 3 Credits
This course analyzes the selection and implementation of a variety of instructional methods to facilitate the education of diverse population groups. The course provides a comprehensive analysis of numerous teaching methods, including those used in campus settings, healthcare settings and online delivery. The course also explores the use of these strategies in academic and other learning settings. Prerequisites: NR-524
NR-523 Assessment & Evaluation Techniques in Education – 3 Credits
This course examines the logic and theory of educational measurement. Assessment and evaluation concepts, in addition to models and frameworks, are compared and analyzed for applicability in the evaluation, assessment and quality assurance processes of curriculum implementation. Practical application of measurement theory to the construction and use of educational assessment and evaluation instruments is provided. Prerequisites: NR-522
NR-524 Curriculum Development – 3 Credits
This course focuses on the processes of curriculum development. Students examine traditional and innovative program development applied to various educational environments. Curriculum and instruction are analyzed within a theoretical framework. Prerequisites: NR-521
NR-620 Education Practicum – 3 Credits (Theory 0.5, Practicum 2.5)
This course emphasizes the application of teaching and learning theories and concepts in the educator role. The student demonstrates the competencies essential to the educator. The role is implemented, applied and analyzed in an academic or clinical practice setting, in collaboration with a nurse educator mentor. Evidence-based teaching strategies are developed and implemented in the selected educational environment. Prerequisites: NR-523
NR-660 Capstone – 3 Credits
This capstone course provides an intensive experience in critical analysis, designed to broaden students’ perspectives and provide an opportunity for the integration of knowledge gained throughout the curriculum. Students must complete a scholarly project, which synthesizes advanced knowledge and skills, to address an area of relevance to professional nursing in nursing informatics, leadership or education. Prerequisite: NR-500 and all courses in the specialty track chosen by the student, including the practicum course(s).
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