The University of Rhode Island College of Nursing offers a Master of Science degree with a specialization in nursing education that will prepare nurses to practice as educators in a variety of settings. Graduates assume roles as educators in academia and as community/client educators in health care agencies and community and school-based programs, as well as in staff development in various health care agencies and human resources departments. Students' needs and career goals are considered in the selection of professional options in this concentration. Opportunity to diversify within the concentration is possible.
NUR 538 - Learning Theories and Educational Strategies for Health Professionals (3 credits)
The study of selected learning theories and strategies; their application in health professions. Emphasis will be on expanding the scope of teaching as professionals.
NUR 539 - Application of Learning Theories in Professional Practice (3 credits)
Field project in the application of learning theories and strategies in professional practice. Emphasis will be on gaining knowledge of application of strategies and outcome evaluation in practice and educational settings.
NUR 541 - Advanced Study of Teaching in Nursing Education and Practice (3 credits)
Advanced study of educational theories and strategies having application in nursing education and practice. Emphasis will be on role development, instructional design, methods and evaluation.
NUR 542 - Practicum in Nursing Education (6 credits)
A field experience designed to develop competence in teaching. Emphasis is placed on the instructional design component and the utilization of strategies based on theoretical knowledge.
The University of Rhode Island prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation, and discrimination against disabled or Vietnam era veterans.
Selection should be based on prior knowledge, clinical experience, and career goals. Courses should have an education focus and/or clinical area of interest. Other College of Nursing concentration courses are also acceptable.
Graduate Studies Secretary
Patricia Burbank, D.N.Sc., RN
Director of Graduate Studies