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NURS 6110. Principles of Education in Nursing (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. This course focuses on the theoretical foundations of teaching, learning innovations, and the multifaceted role of a nurse educator in multiple settings. Expectations of a leader in nursing education are explored.


NURS 6119. Information Technology in Health Care (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. This course examines the implications of the use of health care technology in the workplace as it impacts the areas of advanced clinical practice, nursing administration, and nursing education. Consideration is also given to ethical principles guiding the use of health care technology, and to the organizational and financial issues associated with legislation and public organizational policies This course provides hands-on experience with a certified EHR that accentuates the opportunity for students to assess the potential of such systems to provide decision support and to improve patient outcomes.


NURS 6220. Effective Teaching/Learning Strategies (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Nursing Program or Senior Standing in BSN Program with 3.00 GPA. This course is an overview of a variety of learning and instructional strategies to assist in the implementation of teaching plans for the nurse educator. General principles and methodologies related to learning and instruction are integrated into face-to-face and technology enhanced techniques.


NURS 6330. Evaluation of Learning (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Nursing Program. This course will provide methods of assessing learning outcomes for individuals and groups in nursing academic and clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on theoretical reflections and empirical methods used to evaluate educational programs, institutions, personnel, and students.


NURS 6407. Practicum (0-9-3) Prerequisite: For students in Leadership track: NURS 6100, NURS 6210, NURS 6230, and NURS 6240; for students in Education track: NURS 6110, NURS 6220, NURS 6330, and NURS 6440; for students in Informatics track: NURS 6720, NURS 6730, NURS 6740, NURS 6750, and NURS 6760. Classes may be taken concurrently. This clinically based course operationalizes the theoretical principles and norms studied in previous graduate nursing courses. Students will have the opportunity to assume the role of nursing educator, leader, or informaticist and apply concepts within the selected program track.


NURS 6440. Curriculum Development (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. This course examines the principles, philosophies, and theories used in curriculum development in nursing. Graduate students will define, design, and analyze a selected curriculum model.