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Nurse Educator MSN Program

The Department of Graduate Studies in Nursing offers programs of study leading to a Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN). The program prepares the graduate nurse for advanced practice in the roles of Family Nurse Practitioner and/or Nurse Educator. Opportunities in the health care field are almost unlimited in this challenging role. If you already hold a bachelor’s or associates degree in nursing and are eager to move into an advanced practice role, Carson-Newman University may be what you are looking for. The programs meet the requirements of eligibility for the graduate of the MSN program to write the national certification examination as a family nurse practitioner.

Students learn from a highly motivated, caring faculty and stimulating clinical experiences. The overall goal of the Master of Science in Nursing program at Carson-Newman University is to prepare the registered nurse for an advanced practice role in nursing within the context of Christian beliefs, values, and behaviors.

A nurse prepared at the master's level has substantive knowledge, competence, and skill and is able to effectively provide and direct client services at an advanced level in the health care delivery system. The master's level nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for synthesis of knowledge for specialization and leadership in a select field of nursing practice. An integral part of graduate education in nursing is the ability to participate in scholarly investigation of questions that contribute to the discipline of nursing and health care.

CURRICULUM PLAN FOR MSN

NURSE EDUCATOR DUAL TRACK

FULL TIME

 

FALL SEMESTER

 

COURSE

 

HOURS

NURS 501  Advanced Pathophysiology  3
NURS 503  Advanced Pharmacology         3
NURS 507  Advanced Health Assessment  3
 

 TOTAL

9

 

 

SPRING SEMESTER

 

COURSE

 

HOURS

NURS 513  Theories of Nursing  3
NURS 531  Advanced Primary Nursing Care for Women  6
NURS 517  Curriculum and Instructional Design  3
 

 TOTAL

 12

 

 

 

SUMMER SEMESTER

 

COURSE

 

HOURS

NURS 510  Advanced Statistics  3
 NURS 528 Nursing Education Internship   3

 

 TOTAL

6

 

 

FALL SEMESTER

 

COURSE

 

 HOURS

 NURS 516  Research Methods and Design in Nursing      3
 NURS 532  Nursing Education Practicum  2
 NURS 538  Nursing Education Seminar  1
 

 TOTAL

6

 



 

SPRING SEMESTER

 

COURSE

 

HOURS

NURS 540  Accountability for Advanced Practice  3
 NURS 600/630/660  Advanced Practice Project/Master’s 2
 Project/Master’s Thesis     
 

 TOTAL

 5

 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

 35

Graduate and Adult Studies
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