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Masters of science in Nursing Education

Master's Degree in Nursing Education

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a two-phase educational program to prepare nurse educators. Click here for the plan of study.

To serve the established shortage of qualified, credentialed nursing faculty in Utah and across the nation, this program will help develop the teaching abilities to make the transition from practice to academia.

In addition, there is an identified need in health care settings across Utah for staff development educators who hold the appropriate teaching credentials. Administrators in health care organizations indicate that they promote nurses from within the organization into staff educator roles.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

  • 15 credit hours (earned in one year).
  • Outstanding preparation for staff development education.
  • Great fit with another graduate degree in nursing.

Program Goals

  • Assume leadership in curriculum, instruction and evaluation.
  • Apply scholarly inquiry skills in the context of nursing education.
  • Apply the knowledge and skills associated with collaboration to implement and enhance the best practices in  teacher and scholar roles.

Why Choose Westminster's Program?

  • Graduates are able to sit for NLN certification exam in Nursing Education. 
  • Qualified faculty and preceptors practicing in nursing education settings.
  • Extensive service-learning experiences in a variety of urban and rural academic/healthcare settings, including a semester capstone role immersion experience. 
  • Emphasis on state-of-the-art teaching and technology methodologies.
  • Computer-enhanced, campus-based instruction. 
  • Students can focus their studies in academia or staff development. 
  • Program tuition rates are competitive with state schools.

 What Else?

Important Dates for the Fall 2013 Start Term

  • The program operates on a rolling admissions basis.  Applications are being accepted for the fall 2013 semester. 

Please contact Andrew Wright in Graduate Admissions at 801-832-2207 for more details.


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