Master of Science Nursing, Nursing Education Specialization
The American Sentinel MSN, nursing education online specialization, is designed for experienced nurses who wish to pursue educator roles within a clinical environment or become faculty members at traditional or non-traditional schools of nursing. The specialization emphasizes curriculum development, teaching various learning styles and teaching via distance technology.
Students may choose between two capstone courses: Academic Program Leadership or Educational Leadership. The Academic Program Leadership capstone is for students interested in leadership positions in academic environments and has a special emphasis on institutional and programmatic accreditation. The Educational Leadership capstone is for students who wish to continue their education in doctoral studies with the ultimate goal of becoming a faculty member at a university or college.
Students graduating with American Sentinel's CCNE-accredited MSN, nursing education specialization, complete 36 credit hours of course work. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 18 credit hours from previous graduate study.
Nursing Education Specialization Learning Outcomes
- Graduates of the MSN program, nursing education specialization, will be able to:
- Design curriculum and develop guidelines for curriculum development, implementation and evaluation.
- Evaluate emerging trends in technology and computer-assisted educational programs.
- Develop assessment and performance evaluations of individual students.
- Develop a plan for evaluating program effectiveness in an academic or institutional setting.
- Analyze problem-based nursing education and clinical-based competency assessments.
- Analyze standards for national and regional accreditation, as well as those for specific health specialties.