MS in Nursing with Emphasis in Nurse Educator
The Nurse Educator MS(N) Program curriculum prepares nurses to:
- Implement emerging teaching strategies
- Create innovative curriculum
- Integrate evidence-based practice
- Gain basic advanced practice nursing skills
All students pursing the MS(N) degree must complete a minimum of 33 to 41 credit hours of graduate coursework. Credit hours vary depending upon the student’s area of study. Previous graduate level coursework from another institution may be accepted toward the degree depending upon transcript review. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 in order to graduate. The MS(N) Educator curriculum provides core master’s coursework in combination with leadership specialty courses. Educator specialty courses focus on advanced knowledge in teaching strategies and curriculum development as well as advanced knowledge in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and advanced health assessment.
|Core MS(N) Courses|
|NURSE 7110||Advanced Nursing Roles and Professional Communication||3|
|NURSE 7100||Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing||3|
|NURSE 7150||Research Basis for Advanced Nursing||3|
|NURSE 8910||Translational Evidence-Based Nursing Practice||3|
|NURSE 8940||Nursing and Health Policy||3|
|NURSE 8300||Public Health and Sociocultural Issues||3|
|Speciality MS(N) Nurse Educator|
|NURSE 7120||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology||3|
|NURSE 7140||Advanced Health Assessment and Promotion||3.5|
|NURSE 7130||Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics||3|
|NURSE 8854||Teaching Strategies in Nursing||3|
|NURSE 8864||Curriculum Development in Nursing||3|
|NURSE 8710||Clinical Management of Acute and Critical Care Problems||3.5-5|
|NURSE 8950||Teaching Nursing Practicum||4|
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Sample Plan of Study
The following sample plan of study is for the two-year program. For more sample plans of study, please visit our website.
|NURSE 7100||3||NURSE 8854||3||NURSE 7110||3|
|NURSE 7120||3||NURSE 7140||3.5||Graduate Statistics required before admission (entering Summer Year 1)|
|NURSE 8300||3||NURSE 7150||3|
|NURSE 8710||3.5||NURSE 7130||3||NURSE 8910||3|
|NURSE 8864||3||NURSE 8950||4|
|NURSE 8940||3||Master's Exam|
|Total Credits: 41|
Total Clinical Hours: 420
In additional to the Course Requirements, all Masters Students are required to complete either a Thesis or Masters Examination. The Master’s Thesis (NURSE 8090) requires independent research aimed at discovery and/or development of elements or relationships derived from a nursing theory. The Master’s Examination (MS exam) consists of a paper that should reflect the graduate student’s grasp and synthesis of the clinical and theoretical knowledge gained in the course of study.
Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MS in Nursing program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.