The Nursing Education concentration is designed to prepare students to meet established nurse educator competencies in one of five advanced clinical-focused areas: Adult Health Nursing; Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing; Critical Care Nursing; Women's Health & Perinatal Nursing; and Pediatric Nursing (currently not offered). Students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and internalize values needed for success as a nurse educator in areas such as:

  • Teaching as a faculty member in a pre-licensure program
  • Continuing education for clinical staff
  • Patient education
A firm foundation in teaching/learning principles, curriculum/program development and evaluation, methods to evaluate learning, and implementation of the educator role prepares graduates to assume these responsibilities with competence and confidence.
 
Dual concentrations are not allowed in the program. Students interested in a dual concentration are advised to pursue a Nursing Post Master's Certificate. Post Master's Certificates are available in Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, and Family Nurse Practitioner.
 
Please Note:  Until further notice, we will not be offering the Pediatric Nursing concentration in Nursing Education. Please continue to check this website for future updates. We will continue to offer concentrations in Adult Health Nursing, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, and Women's Health & Perinatal Nursing.
 
On-Campus Meeting Requirements
 
Institution On-campus Meeting Requirements
Austin Peay State University NO
East Tennessee State University NO
Middle Tennessee State University NO
Tennessee State University NO
Tennessee Technological University NO
University of Memphis YES*
*All University of Memphis Nursing Education students are required to attend an orientation program on campus prior to the beginning of their first semester in the program.
 

MSN RODP Nursing Education Concentration Curriculum & Course Requirements

Course No. Course Title Pre- and/or Co-requisites Semesters Credit Hrs.

MSN RODP Core Curriculum (15 Required Credit Hours)

NURS 5000 Theoretical Foundations Admission to the RODP MSN Program Fall, Spring, Summer 3
NURS 5001 Health Care Policy Admission to the RODP MSN Program Fall, Spring, Summer 3
NURS 5002 Advanced Nursing Research NURS 5000 Theoretical Foundations Fall, Spring, Summer 3
NURS 5003 Advanced Role Development Admission to the RODP MSN Program Fall, Spring, Summer 3
NURS 5990 Scholarly Synthesis/Research To be taken in the last semester of study only.
Pre-Requisites: All MSN RODP courses. Co-requisites based on area of concentration: NURS 5209; 5309; 5410; 5609
Fall, Spring, Summer 3

Nursing Education Concentration Core Requirements (16 Required Credit Hours)

NURS 5204 Curriculum Design & Education Theory NURS 5000 Theoretical Foundations Fall, Spring, Summer 3
NURS 5205 Evaluation Methods in Nursing Education NURS 5002 Advanced Nursing Research Fall, Spring, Summer 3
NURS 5101 Advanced Health Assessment Admission to the RODP MSN Program; Co-requisite: NURS 5102 Fall, Spring, Summer 3
NURS 5102 Advanced Health Assessment - Clinical Admission to the RODP MSN Program; Co-requisite: NURS 5101 Fall, Spring, Summer 1
NURS 5103 Advanced Pathophysiology Admission to the RODP-MSN program Fall, Spring, Summer 3
NURS 5104 Advanced Pharmacology Admission to the RODP-MSN program Fall, Spring, Summer 3

Specialty Electives Clinical Focus Courses ( 3 Required Credit Hours)

NURS 5505 Advanced Adult Health Nursing NURS 5101, 5102, 5103, 5104 Fall, Spring 3
NURS 5515 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing NURS 5101, 5102, 5103, 5104   Fall Only 3
NURS 5525 Advanced Critical Care Nursing NURS 5101, 5102, 5103, 5104   Summer Only 3
NURS 5545 Advanced Women's Health & Perinatal Nursing NURS 5101, 5102, 5103, 5104   Summer Only 3
NURS 5635 Advanced Pediatric Nursing NURS 5101, 5102, 5103, 5104   Currently Not Offered 3

Nursing Education Practicum/Clinical Courses (7 Required Credit Hours)

NURS 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum NURS 5101, 5102, 5103, 5104.  
Pre- or co-requisite from selected clinical focus courses: NURS 5505, 5515, 5525, 5545
Fall, Spring, Summer 2
NURS 5209 Nursing Education Practicum NURS 5000, 5001, 5002, 5003, 5101, 5102, 5103, 5204, 5205,
Pre- or co-requisite from selected clinical focus courses: 5207, 5505, 5515, 5525, 5545, or 5635
Fall, Spring* 4
Total Nursing Education Concentration Program Hours 40
* May be offered in Summer at the discretion of the Concentration Coordinator.  

Total Practice Contact Hours: 360 (1 credit hour = 60 contact hours)
          NURS 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum: 120 contact hours (2 credit hours)
          NURS 5209 Nursing Education Practicum: 240 contact hours (4 credit hours)

NOTE: The 5000 level numbering of courses for APSU, ETSU, and TSU are cross-listed with the 6000 level course numbers at MTSU and 7000 level courses at TTU and the UOM respectively.

Disclaimer:  Course syllabi are samples only and may not reflect current course content or textbook requirements.

Link to Guidelines for Clinical Preceptorships

Special Instructions Regarding Clinical Preceptorships for Nursing Education Students

Nursing Education students may not use their place of employment as a clinical site for either NURS 5207 or NURS 5209. A preceptor for the NURS 5207 course must be at least a Master's-prepared clinician working in an acute care setting. The preceptor for the NURS 5209 course must be, at a minimum, a Master's-prepared educator working either in a higher education or staff development/education setting. All sites and preceptors must be approved by the Nursing Education Concentration Coordinator and faculty.

Nursing Education Concentration Coordinators

For questions and assistance regarding practicum and clinical placement, please contact:

Dr. Doris Davenport (NURS 5209)
Email: davenportd@apsu.edu


Sample Sequence of Courses for Part-time and Full-time Study

Sample Part-time Course Sequence of Study (Fall/Spring/Summer)

Nursing Education Adult Health or Psych/Mental Health Majors

Fall (Year 1) CHrs Spring (Year 1) CHrs Summer (Year 1) CHrs
5000 Theoretical Foundations 3 5002 Research 3 5204 Curriculum Design &  Education Theory 3
5103 Advanced  Pathophysiology 3 5202 Advanced Health Assessment 3 5104 Advanced Pharmacology 3
    5102 Advanced Health Assessment - Clinical 1    
Total Semester Hours 6   7   6
Fall (Year 2) CHrs Spring (Year 2) CHrs Summer (Year 2) CHrs
5205 Evaluation Methods 3 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2 5209 Education Practicum 4
5003 Advanced Role Development 3 5505 Advanced Adult Health Nursing
OR
5515 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
3 5001 Healthcare Policy 3
Total Semester Hours 6   5   7
Fall (Year 3) CHrs        
5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3        
Total Semester Hours 3        

 

Sample Part-Time Course Sequence of Study (Fall/Spring/Summer)

Nursing Education Women’s & Perinatal or Critical Care Concentration

Fall (Year 1) CHrs Spring (Year 1) CHrs Summer (Year 1) CHrs
5000 Theoretical Foundations 3 5104 Advanced Pharmacology 3 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2
5103 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 5202 Advanced Health Assessment 3 5545 Advanced Women’s Health & Perinatal Nursing
OR
5525 Advanced Critical Care Nursing
3
    5102 Advanced Health Assessment - Clinical 1    
Total Semester Hours 6   7   5
Fall (Year 2) CHrs Spring (Year 2) CHrs Summer (Year 2) CHrs
5002 Advanced Nursing Research 3 5205 Evaluation Methods In Nursing Education 3 5001 Healthcare Policy 3
5204 Curriculum Design &  Education Theory 3 5003 Advanced Role Development 3 5209 Nursing Education Practicum 4
Total Semester Hours 6   6   7
Fall (Year 3) CHrs        
5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3        
Total Semester Hours 3        

 

Sample Full-time Course Sequence of Study (Fall/Spring/Summer)

Nursing Education Adult Health or Psych/Mental Health Majors

Fall (Year 1) CHrs Spring (Year 1) CHrs Summer (Year 1) CHrs
5202 Advanced Health Assessment 3 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2 5003 Advanced Role Development 3
5102 Advanced Health Assessment – Clinical 1 5505 Advanced Adult Health Nursing
OR
5515 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
3 5205 Evaluation Methods In Nursing Education 3
5103 Advanced  Pathophysiology 3 5002 Advanced Research 3 5001 Healthcare Policy 3
5104 Advanced Pharmacology 3 5204 Curriculum Design &  Education Theory 3    
5000 Theoretical Foundations 3        
Total Semester Hours 13   11   9
Fall (Year 2) CHrs        
5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3        
5209 Education Practicum 4        
Total Semester Hours 7        

 

Sample Full-time Course Sequence of Study (Fall/Spring/Summer)

Nursing Education Women’s & Perinatal or Critical Care Concentration

Fall (Year 1) CHrs Spring (Year 1) CHrs Summer (Year 1) CHrs
5000 Theoretical Foundations 3 5202 Advanced Health Assessment 3 5205 Evaluation Methods in Nursing Education 3
5103 Advanced  Pathophysiology 3 5102 Advanced Health Assessment – Clinical 1 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2
5104 Advanced Pharmacology 3 5204 Curriculum Design &  Education Theory 3 5001 Healthcare Policy 3
5003 Advanced Role Development 3 5002 Advanced Research 3 5545 Advanced Women’s Health & Perinatal Nursing
OR
5525 Advanced Critical Care Nursing
3
Total Semester Hours 12   10   11
Fall (Year 2) CHrs        
5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3        
5209 Education Practicum 4        
Total Semester Hours 7        

 

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