Mar 01, 2024
**This is a Distance Education program.**
This concentration focuses on preparing nurses for advanced roles as a Nurse Educator. Graduates are prepared for positions teaching nursing in college, university, and clinical settings. Two clinical practicum courses totaling 360 supervised hours are required.
- Current unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina or a compact state or the state identified by faculty for clinical practice before enrollment
- Baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body; if the degree is not in Nursing and courses in Research, Leadership/Management, Aging and Health and Community Health are lacking, they will be required as part of the program of study (option available only to Nurse Administration, Community/Public Health Nursing, and Nurse Educator concentrations)
- One year of professional nursing practice is recommended
- An essay (statement of purpose) describing the applicant’s experience and objective in undertaking graduate study in the chosen concentration, including the qualities making them a strong applicant (See the School of Nursing website for required elements of the Purpose Statement)
- Overall GPA of at least 3.0 in the last degree earned
- Completion of a statistics course with a grade of C or above
- See School of Nursing website for admission deadlines
This program requires completion of 39 credit hours in approved courses, including two clinical practicum and a synthesis course.
Core Courses (12 credit hours)
Concentration Courses (24 credit hours)
Capstone Course (3 credit hours)
- A total of 180 hours in a clinical specialty and 180 hours of supervised teaching experience is required. The clinical site and preceptors are individually arranged by students and course faculty. CAUTION: Not all states allow out-of-state programs to oversee clinical rotations in their state. Check with faculty advisors before taking travel assignments or relocating to other states.
- Faculty Advising is required.
- This is a Distance Education program, dependable access to computer and the internet are required. Current minimum computer hardware specifications are listed online by Distance Education.
Degree Total = 39 Credit Hours