MSN: Nursing Education Concentration

Major: Nursing Education
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 46.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.3817
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 25-1072

About the Program

The MSN: Nursing Education program prepares students to work as nursing educators, nursing faculty, or nursing professors in all types of programs, at all levels, in a variety of settings. This program has a special focus on preparing students with the required competencies to be successful on the nurse educator certification exam.

Currently, there is a severe and critical nursing faculty shortage in the United States. This program will prepare graduates to fill these faculty and educator positions in healthcare organizations through cutting-edge content and learning experiences that build the skills and competencies essential for today's nurse educators.

The program integrates theories specific to adult learning, curriculum design, evaluation of courses and programs, critical thinking, both clinical and classroom techniques, and the preparation for the role of the nursing professor. The program also includes opportunities to explore contemporary and leading-edge educational modalities. Knowledge and skills gained through this program are applicable in a variety of settings.

This unique program even instructs students on how to teach online and use technology to teach nursing in innovative ways. The culminating practicum, which runs over two terms, provides students with opportunities to put what has been learned into practice. Participants complete a role practicum experience in teaching, providing ample opportunity to apply theory to practice. In addition, students are required to attend an immersive on-campus intensive (OCI) simulation residency when taking practicum. The OCI hours will count as part of the required 160 total practicum hours (24 practicum hours earned). The OCI is offered biannually in January or July.

Full- and part-time enrollment options are available. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Mr. Redian Furxhiu
Student Services Manager
rf53@drexel.edu
267.359.5691

Additional information is also available on the Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions MSN in Nursing Education  web page and on the Drexel University Online MSN in Nursing Education web page.

Admission Requirements

  • BSN from a program fully accredited by NLN and or CCNE.
  • 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or the last 60 credits completed. Applications from RN’s with GPA < 3.0 may be considered on an individual basis.
  • Official transcripts from all previous educational institutions are required.
  • Two professional references required from colleagues or supervisors who can attest to the applicant’s knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study.
  • Personal Statement describing why the student is interested in this MSN Degree.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
  • Copy of Current US RN license required.
  • Copies of any Advanced Practice Nursing Licensure and Certification Documents.
  • While specific experience is not required for applicants to the track, previous related work experience may make an applicant more competitive.

International applicants must possess a BSN (or its equivalent) and current US RN license.

TOEFL Requirement

International Applicants, as well as Immigrants to the US and US Permanent Residents, whose native language is not English, and who have not received a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or the United Kingdom, and must show proficiency in English speaking as well as listening, writing and reading. US citizens born on US military bases abroad may be waived from the TOEFL requirement after providing documentation of this status. Otherwise, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

If you take the TOEFLiBT exam, you are required to have a minimum combined score for the listening, writing and reading sections of 79 Plus a speaking section score of 26 or higher.

If you take the TOEFL, you are required to have a minimum score of 550 or higher and a Test of Spoken English score (TSE) of 55 or higher.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Mr. Redian Furxhiu
Student Services Manager
rf53@drexel.edu
267-359-5691

Additional information is available on the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions MSN in Nursing Education web page and on the Drexel University Online MSN Nursing Education web page.

Degree Requirements

About the Curriculum
The program integrates theories specific to adult learning, curriculum design, evaluation of courses and programs, both clinical and classroom techniques, and the preparation for the role of the nursing professor. It combines theory, research and practice from the disciplines of education, management and leadership. Knowledge and skills gained through this program are applicable in both the academic and clinical arenas. Please note: NURS 632 runs over two quarters.

Required Courses
Core Courses
NURS 500 [WI] Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0
RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
Required Track Courses
NURS 591Foundations of Nursing Education3.0
NURS 606Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition3.0
NURS 613The Role and Responsibility of the Nursing Professor3.0
NURS 615Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation3.0
NURS 616Teaching Methods in Nursing Education3.0
Practicum
NURS 632Nurse Educator and Faculty Role Practicum6.0
Support Courses
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
Total Credits46.0

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Mr. Redian Furxhiu
Student Services Manager
rf53@drexel.edu
267.359.5691

Additional information is also available on Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions MSN in Nursing Education  web page and on Drexel University Online's MSN in Nursing Education web page.

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
NURS 500 [WI] Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
NURS 591Foundations of Nursing Education3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
NURS 606Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
NURS 613The Role and Responsibility of the Nursing Professor3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 4
NURS 615Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation3.0
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 5
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 6
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
 Term Credits4.0
Term 7
RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
NURS 616Teaching Methods in Nursing Education3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 8
NURS 632*Nurse Educator and Faculty Role Practicum6.0
 Term Credits6.0
Total Credit: 46.0
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Two-term course (runs over 20 weeks)

MSN: Nursing Education Concentration Faculty

Rita Adeniran, DrNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Leadership, diversity, nursing.
Anthony Angelow, MSN, CRNP, BC, CEN (Thomas Jefferson University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Developing diagnostic reasoning in nurse practitioners, curriculum design and implementation, and nurse practitioner educational methods.
Katherine Kaby Anselmi, PhD, JD, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC (University of Pennsylvania) Assistant Dean of Accreditation/Regulatory Affairs & Online Innovation . Associate Clinical Professor. Nursing, law, family nurse practitioner, women's health nurse practitioner.
Paul Thomas Clements, PhD, RN, CGS, DF-IAFN (University of Pennsylvania) Coordinator, Forensic Trends in Healthcare Certificate Program. Associate Clinical Professor. Forensic, child, adolescent and family mental health nursing.
Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN (Drexel University; Wayne State University) Chair, MSN Department. Clinical Professor. Environmental justice, community and public health instructional technology, distance learning, mobile learning, informatics.
William D'Andrea, MS, BS Pharm, CCP (MCP Hahnemann University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Pharmacology, anatomy & physiology, advanced pharmacology.
Diane DePew, DSN, RN (University of Alabama, Birmingham). Assistant Clinical Professor. Evaluation, competency, test development and item writing, continuing education, accreditation, educational design, leadership management.
Jill Derstine, EdD, RN, FAAN (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Nursing education and rehabilitation nursing.
Karyn Holt, PhD, CNM, NCC (Georgetown University; Touro University). Associate Clinical Professor. Women’s health issues, Intimate Partner Violence, Disaster Management and online learning.
Robert J. Mele, DPM (Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine). Assistant Teaching Professor. Physiology, pathophysiology.
Jackie Murphy, MSN, RN, CPN, CNE (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Pediatric nursing.
Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, CNM, PMHNP-BC (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Professor. Labor and delivery, midwifery, postpartum care, neonatal intensive care, improving access to care for women with postpartum depression, family psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Alice Marie Poyss, PhD, MSN, CNL, APRN-BC (University of Pennsylvania) Director, Clinical Nurse Leader Program. Assistant Clinical Professor. Nursing intervention/outcome studies and nursing treatment/outcome studies; program evaluation, and effects of alternate teaching styles with student learning.
Patricia A. Riccio, PhD, RN (University of California, Los Angeles). Assistant Clinical Professor. Research methods and biostatistics.
Joanne Schwartz, PhD, CRNP, CNE (Villanova University). Assistant Clinical Professor.
Jaime Slaughter-Acey, PhD, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago). Assistant Professor. The access and utilization of perinatal health services such as prenatal case management (PCM) and prenatal care; adverse perinatal health outcomes fetal growth, preterm birth, and cerebral palsy; and the interaction of social, psychosocial, behavioral, and biological determinants of racial/ethnic health disparities in perinatal health.
Kay Swartzwelder, PhD, MSN, CRNP-BC, CNE. Assistant Clinical Professor. How students learn with a focus on student/faculty engagement, generational learning, learning styles, and personality types.
Suzanne Taylor, MSN, RN. Assistant Clinical Professor. Transformational and adaptive learning to support the evolving leadership expectations, emotional intelligence and promoting a culture of collaboration across other disciplines.
Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANP-BC, CRNP, FAAN (Widener University). Clinical Professor. Advanced practice nursing, leadership and management, nursing education, clinical nurse specialist (adult health) and adult nurse practitioner.
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