Master of Science in Nursing - Specialization in Education
The Master of Science in Nursing Specialization in Education (MSN Education) program is designed to prepare experienced nurses to become educators and enable them to develop skills for teaching positions in schools of nursing, staff development, and patient education. The Master of Science in Nursing Specialization in Education courses are designed to teach theoretical and evidenced-based practice of nursing. It consists of core MSN courses and specialization courses in instruction and education. Students will learn how to utilize research information, apply nursing theories, design teaching plans, implement effective teaching strategies, design and evaluate curriculum. The program coursework covers teaching and learning strategies, the role of nurse educators, and current issues in nursing. The curriculum consists of a minimum of 36 semester credit hours; 21 core credits and 15 specialization credits. The core courses include theoretical and practical knowledge, which serve as the foundation for advanced nursing education in a variety of roles. The program culminates with a capstone/integrative project in nursing education assignment.
U.S. University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Select programs are approved by the Board of Registered Nurses or accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).