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. 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.

 NOTE: To accommodate ONLY those students completing the program under the old Education curriculum, the following courses will be offered as indicated below. All students admitted in Fall 2012 and after are required to complete the NEW curriculum.

Spring 2014:
NURS 5503 - Advanced Adult Health Nursing II
NURS 5523 -  Critical Care Nursing II
NURS 5633  - Pediatric Nrusing II
 
The NEW Nursing Education curriculum begins in Spring semester 2014
 
NOTE: The curriculum for the Nursing Education concentration changed for all new students admitted in Fall semester 2012. All students entering the program at that time will complete the new curriculum listed below. Students admitted prior to that time are not required to complete the new curriculum. Consult your home campus graduate advisor or your Campus Contact for further details on your program of study.
 
Curriculum for Students Admitted Fall 2012 and after
(see sample course sequence of study below)  

Core Requirements (all required)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 5000 Theoretical Foundations 3
NURS 5001 Health Care Policy 3
NURS 5002 Advanced Nursing Research 3
NURS 5003 Advanced Role Development 3
NURS 5990 Scholarly Synthesis/Research 3*
* NURS 5990 to be taken during the semester of planned graduation
 
Core Requirements - Total Hours:

 

15

Concentration Requirements (all required)

NURS 5204 Curriculum Design & Education Theory 3
NURS 5205 Evaluation Methods in Nursing Education 3
NURS 5101 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 5102 Advanced Health Assessment - Clinical 1
NURS 5103 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 5104 Advanced Pharmacology 3
Concentration Requirements - Total Hours 16

Specialty Electives Clinical Focus (required effective Spring 2013)
(Complete 3 hours from one of the specialty areas listed below)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 5505 Advanced Adult Health Nursing 3
NURS 5515 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 3
NURS 5525 Advanced Critical Care Nursing 3
NURS 5545 Advanced Women's Health & Perinatal Nursing 3
NURS 5635 Advanced Pediatric Nursing 3
Clinical Focus Specialty Electives - Total Hours 3

Nursing Education Practicum Requirements

NURS 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2
NURS 5209^ Nursing Education Practicum 4
Nursing Education Practicum - Total Hours
6
Total Nursing Education Concentration Program Hours (effective Fall 2012) 40
Total Practice Contact Hours: 360
Clinical Focus Practicum: 120
Nursing Education Practicum: 240
*^NURS 5209 is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters only or in the Summer semester at the discretion of the program Concentration Coordinator.

 
Nursing Education Curriculum
Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2012          
(Note phase-out dates for discontinued courses and plan accordingly)  
 

Core Requirements (all required)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
NURS 5000 Theoretical Foundations 3
NURS 5001 Health Care Policy 3
NURS 5002 Advanced Nursing Research 3
NURS 5003 Advanced Role Development 3
NURS 5990 Scholarly Synthesis/Research 3*
*NURS 5990 to be taken during the semester of planned graduation
 
Core Requirements - Total Hours:

15

 Concentration Requirements (all required)

NURS 5201 Theories in Nursing Education# 3#
NURS 5202 Teaching Strategies & Evaluation Methods# 3#
NURS 5203 Curriculum Design# 3#
NURS 5103 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
#Courses to be discontinued after Fall semester 2013
Concentration Requirements - Total Hours
 12

  Specialty Electives Clinical Focus (6 hours required)
complete 6 hours from one of the following areas

Adult Health
NURS 5501 Advanced Adult Health Nursing I# 3**
NURS 5503 Advanced Adult Health Nursing II** 3**
Critical Care

NURS 5522

Critical Care I# 3**
NURS 5523 Critical Care II** 3**
Pediatrics
NURS 5631 Pediatric Nursing I# 3**
NURS 5633 Pediatric Nursing II** 3**
**#Courses to be discontinued after Fall semester 2013
**Courses to be discontinued after Spring semester 2014
Clinical Focus Specialty Electives - Total Hours
6

Nursing Education Practicum Requirements (all required)

NURS 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2
NURS 5209^ Nursing Education Practicum 4
Nursing Education Practicum - Total Hours
6
Total Nursing Education Concentration Program Hours 39

Total Practice Contact Hours: 360
Clinical Focus Practicum: 120
Nursing Education Practicum: 240
^NURS 5209 is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters only or in the Summer semester at the discretion of the program Concentration Coordinator.
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.

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 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 Study

The links below provide students with a suggested sequence of study based upon semester of program entry and part-time or full-time status.

 


RODP MSN Education Concentration

Sample Course Sequence of Study

Requiring core courses first with 5000 as pre or co-requisite to 5002

 

Part-time

Part-time Fall / Spring

Fall (Year 1)   Spring (Year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5002 Research 3
5001 Policy 3 5003 Roles 3
Fall (Year 2)   Spring (Year 2)  
5101 & 5102 Assessment & Clinical 4 5104 Adv. Pharmacology 3
5103 Adv. Pathophysiology 3 5204 Curriculum Design & Ed Theory 3
Fall (Year 3)   Spring (Year 3)  
5205 Evaluation Methods 3 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2
Clinical Focus Course 3 5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3
Fall (Year 4)      
5209 Education Practicum 4    

 

Part-time Continuous (all three semesters)

Fall Semester Start

Fall (Year 1)   Spring (Year 1)   Summer (Year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5002 Research 3 5101 & 5102 Assessment & Clinical 4
5001 Policy 3 5003 Roles 3 5103 Adv. Pathophysiology 3
Fall (Year 2)   Spring (Year 2)   Summer (Year 2)  
5104 Pharmacology 3 5205 Evaluation Methods 3 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2
5204 Curriculum Design &  Ed Theory 3 Clinical Focus Course 3 5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3
Fall (Year 3)          
5209 Education Practicum 4        

 

Spring Semester Start

Spring (Year 1)   Summer (Year 1)   Fall (Year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5002 Research 3 5101 & 5102 Assessment & Clinical 4
5001 Policy 3 5003 Roles 3 5103 Adv. Pathophysiology 3
Spring (Year 2)   Summer (Year 2)   Fall (Year 2)  
5104 Pharmacology 3 5205 Evaluation Methods 3 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2
5204 Curriculum Design & Ed Theory 3 Clinical Focus Course 3 5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3
Spring (Year 3)          
5209 Education Practicum 4        

 

Summer Semester Start

Summer (Year 1)   Fall (Year 1)   Spring (Year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5002 Research 3 5101 & 5102 Assessment & Clinical 4
5001 Policy 3 5003 Roles 3 5103 Adv. Pathophysiology 3
Summer (Year 2)   Fall (Year 2)   Spring (Year 2)  
5104 Pharmacology 3 5205 Evaluation Methods 3 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2
5204 Curriculum Design & Ed Theory 3 Clinical Focus Course 3 5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3
Summer (Year 3)          
5209 Education Practicum 4        

 

Full-time

Full-time Fall / Spring

Fall (Year 1)   Spring (Year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5101 & 5102 Assessment & Clinical 4
5001 Policy 3 5103 Adv. Pathophysiology 3
5002 Research 3 5104 Adv. Pharmacology 3
5003 Roles 3 5204 Curriculum Design & Ed Theory 3
Fall (Year 2)   Spring (Year 2)  
5205 Evaluation Methods 3 5209 Education Practicum 4
Clinical Focus Course 3 5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3
5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 3    

 

Full-time Continuous (all three semesters)

Fall Semester Start

Fall (Year 1)   Spring (Year 1)   Summer (Year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5101 & 5102 Assessment & Clinical 4 5205 Evaluation Methods 3
5001 Policy 3 5103 Adv. Pathophysiology 3 Clinical Focus Course 3
5002 Research 3 5104 Adv. Pharmacology 3 5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2
5003 Roles 3 5204 Curriculum Design & Ed Theory 3    
Spring (Year 2)          
5209 Education Practicum 4        
5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3        

 

Spring Semester Start

Spring (Year 1)   Summer (Year 1)   Fall (Year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5101 & 5102 Assessment & Clinical 4 5205 Evaluation Methods 3
5001 Policy 3 5103 Adv. Pathophysiology 3 5204 Curriculum Design Ed Theory 3
5002 Research 3 5104 Adv. Pharmacology 3 Clinical Focus Course 3
5003 Roles 3     5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2
Fall (Year 2)          
5209 Education Practicum 4        
5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3        

 

Summer Semester Start

Summer (Year 1)   Fall (Year 1)   Spring (Year 1)  
5000 Theory 3 5101 & 5102 Assessment & Clinical 4 5205 Evaluation Methods 3
5001 Policy 3 5103 Adv. Pathophysiology 3 5204 Curriculum Design & Ed Theory 3
5002 Research 3 5104 Adv. Pharmacology 3 5003 Roles 3
Summer (Year 2)   Fall (Year 2)      
Clinical Focus Course 3 5209 Education Practicum 4    
5207 Clinical Focus Practicum 2 5990 Scholarly Synthesis 3    

 

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