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Graduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
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Nursing: Nurse Educator, M.S.N.

**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.

Admission Requirements

  1. 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
  2. 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)
  3. One year of professional nursing practice is recommended
  4. 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)
  5. Overall GPA of at least 3.0 in the last degree earned
  6. Completion of a statistics course with a grade of C or above
  7. See School of Nursing website for admission deadlines

Degree Requirements

This program requires completion of 39 credit hours in approved courses, including two clinical practicum and a synthesis course.

Capstone Course (3 credit hours)

Additional Requirements

  • 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