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Course Offerings

Students in the Nurse Educator, Master of Science Online Program may take all of their nursing courses online. Please select your appropriate pathway to view the course offerings.
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    Pathway One: ADN to Master of Science

    Students in Pathway One will complete all of the required courses to receive both the BSN and Master of Science. The pathway is a total of 48 credit hours. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

    Course # Course Title Credits Terms Offered
    NSG 309 Professional Nursing Practice 4 Fall A; Summer A
    NSG 311 Integration of QSEN for Nurses 3 Spring A
    NSG 371 Healthcare Informatics 2 Spring B; Summer B
    NSG 442 Global Public Health Nursing 3 Fall A; Summer A
    NSG 442L Global Public Health Nursing Lab 3 Fall B; Summer A-B
    NSG 451 Nursing Leadership & Issues 3 Fall B; Spring A
    NSG 512 Evidence Based Nursing Practice 3 Spring A
    NSG 548 Healthcare Ethics, Law, & Policy 3 Spring A
    NSG 551 Health Promotion 2 Summer B
    NSG 552 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 Fall A
    NSG 561 Advanced Pharmacology 3 Fall A-B
    NSG 562 Advanced Health Assessment 2 Spring B
    NSG 562L Advanced Health Assessment Lab 1 Spring B
    NSG 575 Curriculum Development 3 Fall B
    NSG 576 Instructional Strategies 3 Spring B
    NSG 577 Assessment & Evaluation 3 Summer A
    NSG 583 Nurse Educator Seminar 1 Summer A
    NSG 583L Nurse Educator Practicum 3 Summer A-B; Fall A-B
    NSG 593 Thesis Seminar (Optional) 3 Summer A-B
    NSG 599 Thesis Research (Optional) 1-6 Fall A-B; Spring A-B
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    Pathway Two: BSN to Master of Science

    Students in Pathway Two will complete all of the required courses for the Nurse Educator, Master of Science Online Program. The pathway is a total of 30 credit hours. Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.

    Course # Course Title Credits Terms Offered
    NSG 512 Evidence Based Nursing Practice 3 Spring A
    NSG 548 Healthcare Ethics, Law, & Policy 3 Spring A
    NSG 551 Health Promotion 2 Summer B
    NSG 552 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 Fall A
    NSG 561 Advanced Pharmacology 3 Fall A-B
    NSG 562 Advanced Health Assessment 2 Spring B
    NSG 562L Advanced Health Assessment Lab 1 Spring B
    NSG 575 Curriculum Development 3 Fall B
    NSG 576 Instructional Strategies 3 Spring B
    NSG 577 Assessment & Evaluation 3 Summer A
    NSG 583 Nurse Educator Seminar 1 Summer A
    NSG 583L Nurse Educator Practicum 3 Summer A-B
    NSG 593 Thesis Seminar (Optional) 3 Summer A-B; Fall A-B
    NSG 599 Thesis Research (Optional) 1-6 Fall A-B; Spring A-B

Course Descriptions

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    NSG 309: Professional Nursing Practice

    Introduces registered nurses to mission and philosophy of the nursing program, professional practice and personal growth. Utilizes concepts of evidence-based, patient-centered care.
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    NSG 311: Integration of QSEN for Nurses

    Apply QSEN skills, attitudes, knowledge to improve healthcare delivery. Identify concepts of quality improvement based on evidence. Survey teamwork, communication, collaboration, and transitions of care.
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    NSG 371: Healthcare Informatics

    Introduces theory, infrastructure and ethical application of health informatics for the delivery of safe, effective, efficient, and quality patient-centered care.
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    NSG 442: Global Public Health

    Synthesizes theory, research, epidemiological and public health principles into planning interventions to meet the multidimensional health needs of a diverse, global society.
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    NSG 442: Global Public Health Lab

    Application of NSG 442. Provides population-focused care in community health settings. (S/U grading)
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    NSG 451: Nursing Leadership and Issues

    Analyzes management and leadership theories. Explores issues related to quality improvement, evidence-based practice, professional integrity/leadership and teamwork/ collaboration.
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    NSG 512: Research & Evidence Based Practice

    Expand knowledge to determine the best evidence and quality improvement methods to reduce risk and improve patient outcomes in the advanced nursing practice role.
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    NSG 548: Healthcare: Ethics, Law & Policy

    Evaluate ethical, legal and political concepts in healthcare delivery systems.
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    NSG 551: Health Promotion

    Analyzes concepts of health promotion related to delivery of evidence-based patient-centered care in advanced nursing practice.
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    NSG 552: Advanced Pathophysiology

    Examines alterations in human physiologic function in diverse populations across the lifespan using evidence-based practice principles. Corequisite: NSG 561.
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    NSG 561: Advanced Pharmacology

    Applies pharmacological concepts in the management of patients across the lifespan within the scope of evidencebased advanced nursing practice. Corequisite: NSG 552.
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    NSG 562: Advanced Assessment

    Enhances assessment skills across the lifespan within the scope of evidence-based advanced nursing practice. Corequisite: NSG 562L.
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    NSG 562L: Advanced Assessment Lab

    Demonstrates assessment skills across the lifespan within the scope of evidence-based advanced nursing practice. Corequisite: NSG 562. (S/U Grading)
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    NSG 575: Curriculum Development

    Focuses on roles, theories and processes of nursing curriculum development from an evidence-based practice foundation.
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    NSG 576: Instructional Strategies

    Explores evidence-based practice learning theories and instructional strategies for teaching nursing in a variety of settings.
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    NSG 577: Assessment & Evaluation

    Focuses on understanding and applying formal and informal assessment and evaluation strategies utilizing informatics in order to implement data-driven instruction.
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    NSG 583: Nurse Educator Seminar

    Synthesizes nurse educator theory and competencies into evidence-based teaching practices. Corequisite: NSG 583L.
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    NSG 583L: Nurse Educator Practicum

    Applies nurse educator theory and competencies in a variety of educational settings. Corequisite: NSG 583. (S/U grading)
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    NSG 593: Thesis Seminar

    Creates an advanced nursing practice research proposal as the first step in thesis development. (S/U grading)
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    NSG 599: Thesis Research

    Preparation of thesis to meet degree requirements. Must be enrolled each semester in at least one credit hour if thesis is still in process. (S/U grading). Prerequisite: NSG 593 and approval by thesis advisor.
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