The Master of Science in Nursing Health Care Education degree provides opportunities for nurses to address one of the more critical shortages in health care today. Nursing educator shortage continues to limit student capacity at a time when the need for registered nurses continues to grow. This program challenges the nurse to engage in learning the critical components needed to teach nurses in today’s challenging health care environment.
MSN Expected Learning Outcomes
1. Integrate the practice of nursing with sciences and humanities to assess the unique needs of a diverse population and design, implement, and evaluate a plan to impact the outcomes of nursing care within the population;
2. Apply leadership competencies in the provision of safe, high quality, and cost-effective care to individuals, populations, or communities within the health care system;
3. Analyze information from health care information systems related to quality initiatives that promote improved quality, cost, safety and health care outcomes;
4. Communicate research and practice outcomes to advance clinical practice;
5. Demonstrate competence in the analysis of current and emerging technologies that impact health care outcomes;
6. Advocate for policies that lead to improved population health outcomes or the improvement of the quality of the health care system;
7. Demonstrate caring, culturally responsive leadership communication both written and verbally, capable of effectively leading interprofessional teams;
8. Advocate for ethical health care practice through effective communication with interprofessional teams and stakeholders;
9. Demonstrate competence in the advanced practice as a nursing leader to promote improvement in health care outcomes for individuals, systems, or populations.
Nurse Educator Concentration Expected Student Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate nurse educator competencies through integration of advanced principles and
theories in nursing education;
2. Develop relevant and meaningful curricular practices that utilize technology and appropriate
teaching and learning methodologies;
3. Critically appraise the process of assessment and evaluation in nursing education.
- Completed Admissions Application
- Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a: 3.0 GPA minimum for the last 60 credit hours attempted, or 3.0 GPA minimum overall (undergraduate),
or Graduate Degree completed from a regionally accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA minimum overall.
- 500-1000 word statement which includes professional goals and aspirations, motivation for applying for the degree, and relevant formal or informal experiences.
- Two signed letters of professional or academic reference and/or two completed recommendation forms.
- Current resume.
- Official transcripts of all previous college work (with translation and evaluation if completed outside of the United States) sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office, by the Registrar of the colleges or universities attended.
Additional requirements for Master of Science in Nursing Health Care Education:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
- Licensed as a registered nurse in the state of practice
- After admission, see “Capstone Requirements” section and program specific information.
Minimum Credit Requirement: 30 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at Granite State College
Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
|Major in Health Care Education 1|
|HLTC 802||Advocacy and Health Policy||3|
|HLTC 810||Health Care Quality and Safety||3|
|HLTC 811||Health Care Technology and Informatics||3|
|NUR 802||Translating and Integrating Research into Nursing Practice||3|
|NUR 812||Interprofessional Collaboration for Population Health||3|
|NUR 817||Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators||2|
|NUR 820||Advanced Pathopharmacology for Nurse Educators||4|
|NUR 825||Foundational Skills for Nurse Educators||3|
|NUR 830||Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods, and Integrating Technology in Nursing Education||3|
|NUR 833||Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education||3|
|NUR 851||Integrated Capstone Practicum in Nursing Education||6|
A minimum grade of C is required in all coursework.