The Nursing Education Concentration is designed to prepare students to meet established nurse educator competencies in one of five advanced clinical focus 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.

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.

Admission Requirements

 

  • An unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which the clinical assignments are completed*.
  • An earned Master's degree in Nursing with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale*.
  • Successful completion of individual graduate-level courses in Advanced Health Assessment; Advanced Pathophysiology; and Advanced Pharmacology. 
  • Graduate school TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score as required by your TBR University. Consult the graduate admission requirements at each campus for further details.

TOEFL Score Requirements

School

TOEFL Paper-based score

Internet-based score

Computer-based score

APSU

> 500 or

61 or

173

ETSU

> 550 or

79 or

231

MTSU

> 525 or

71 or

195

TSU

> 500 or

61 or

173

TTU

> 500

n/a

n/a

UOM

> 550 or

n/a

210

*Applications will not be accepted prior to completion of the MSN.

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 Psych/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 5535

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 do not reflect actual course
or text book requirements.


 

 

 

 

Total Practice Contact Hours: 360 Hours                 Clinical Focus Practicum: 120 Hours                        
Nursing Education Practicum: 240 Hours               

*^NURS 5209 offered in the Fall and Spring semesters only, unless otherwise specified by the program Concentration Coordinator.

*^NURS 5209 offered in the Fall and Spring semesters only unless otherwise specified by the program Concentration Coordinator.

**Students entering the Nursing Education Post Master's program prior to Fall 2012 may complete the curriculum above.

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.

Link to Guidelines for Clinical Preceptorships

Nursing Education Concentration Coordinators

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

Dr. Doris Davenport (NURS 5207 and 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.


 

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 in Nursing Education

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)

3

 

 

 

 

5990 Scholarly Synthesis

3

 

 

 

 

Total Semester Hours

3

 

 

 

 

 

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

5204 Curriculum Design &  Education Theory

3

 

3

5205 Evaluation Methods In Nursing Education

5003 Advanced Role Development

3

 

3

5001 Healthcare Policy

5209 Nursing Education Practicum

3

4

Total Semester Hours

6

 

6

 

7

Fall (Year 3)

 

 

 

 

 

5990 Scholarly Synthesis

3

 

 

 

 

Total Semester Hours

3

 

 

 

 

 

Fall (Year 1)

CHrs

Spring (Year 1)

CHrs

Summer (Year 1)

CHrs

5202 Advanced Health Assessment

5102 Advanced Health Assessment – Clinical

5103 Advanced  Pathophysiology

5104 Advanced Pharmacology

5000 Theoretical Foundations

3

 

1

 

3

 

3

3

5207 Clinical Focus Practicum

5505 Advanced Adult Health Nursing
OR
5515 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

5002 Advanced Research

5204 Curriculum Design &  Education Theory

2

 

3

 

 

3

 

3

5003 Advanced Role Development

5205 Evaluation Methods In Nursing Education

5001 Healthcare Policy

 

 

 

3

 

3

 

3

 

 

Total Semester Hours

13

 

11

 

9

Fall (Year 2)

CHrs

 

 

 

 

5990 Scholarly Synthesis

3

 

 

 

 

5209 Education Practicum

4

 

 

 

 

Total Semester Hours

7

 

 

 

 

 

Fall (Year 1)

CHrs

Spring (Year 1)

CHrs

Summer (Year 1)

CHrs

5000 Theoretical Foundations

5103 Advanced  Pathophysiology

5104 Advanced Pharmacology

5003 Advanced Role Development

3

3

 

3

 

3

5202 Advanced Health Assessment

 

5102 Advanced Health Assessment – Clinical

5204 Curriculum Design &  Education Theory

5002 Advanced Research

3

 

1

 

3

 

3

5205 Evaluation Methods in Nursing Education

 

5207 Clinical Focus Practicum

5001 Healthcare Policy

5545 Advanced Women’s Health & Perinatal Nursing
OR
5525 Advanced Critical Care Nursing

3

 

2

 

3

3

Total Semester Hours

12

Total Semester Hours

10

Total Semester Hours

11

Fall (Year 2)

CHrs

 

 

 

 

5990 Scholarly Synthesis

3

 

 

 

 

5209 Education Practicum

4

 

 

 

 

Total Semester Hours

7

 

 

 

 

Admissions Requirements - Nursing Education Post Master's Program

Link to Guidelines for Clinical Preceptorships

  1. A Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited program (NLNAC or CCNE).
  2. Satisfactory completion of the following courses at the Master's level:

    • Advanced Health Assessment with didactic and practice component:  equivalent to 3 – 4 semester credit hours
    • Advanced Pathophysiology: equivalent to 3 semester credit hours
    • Advanced Pharmacology: equivalent  to 3 semester credit hours
  3. Eligibility to practice as a Registered Nurse in Tennessee or the state in which clinical assignments are completed. Appropriate licensure must be obtained during the first semester following admission to the program.  
  4. Master's degree in Nursing with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of if native language is not English.
  6. Submission of all application documentation required by the Graduate School at the home campus to which the student is referred. Application requirements will vary slightly among the six TBR universities. Required documentation may include a resume or CV; a discussion of prior professional experience; future career goals; reasons for pursuing graduate study; and recommendations from persons familiar with the applicant's academic and professional background and experience in nursing practice, specifying in detail the applicant's capabilities for graduate study and for future practice as an advanced practice nurse.

 

Post Master’s in Nursing Education
Sample Course Sequence of Study

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

Part-time (Fall/Spring)

 

Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education Course Requirements (All Required)

 

Course No.

Course Title

Pre- and/or Co-Requisites

Semesters

Credit Hrs.

Nursing Education Concentration Core Requirements (6 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

Part-time Continuous (all three semesters)

Summer Semester Start

 

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 Psych/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 5535

Advanced Pediatric Nursing

NURS 5101, 5102, 5103, 5104.   

Currently Not Offered

3

 

 

Nursing Education Practicum/Clinical Courses (6 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

Nursing Education Concentration Post-Master’s Certificate Program Hours

15

 

Fall (Year 1)

CHrs

Spring (Year 1)

CHrs

Summer (Year 1)

CHrs

5204 Curriculum Design &  Education Theory

3

5207 Clinical Focus Practicum

2

5209 Education Practicum

4

5205 Evaluation Methods in Nursing Education

3

5505 Advanced Adult Health Nursing
OR
5515 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

3

 

 

Total Semester Hours

6

 

5

 

4

 

Spring (Year 1)

CHrs

Summer (Year 1)

CHrs

Fall (Year 1)

CHrs

5204 Curriculum Design &  Education Theory

3

5207 Clinical Focus Practicum

2

5209 Education Practicum

4

5205 Evaluation Methods in Nursing Education

3

5545 Advanced Women’s Health & Perinatal Nursing
OR
5525 Advanced Critical Care Nursing

3

 

 

Total Semester Hours

6

 

5

 

4

 

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