The Nurse Educator program prepares graduates as academic educators within the expanded scope of advanced nursing practice. This two-tier approach is unique to DeSales University. One tier focuses on the development of academic capabilities in the design, implementation, and evaluation of teaching and learning in nursing programs. The second tier focuses on the development and validation of clinical expertise, a requirement for faculty in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students acquire the teaching and clinical experiential knowledge through three semesters of precepted practicum in academia (2 semesters) and clinical practice (1 semester). Graduates are prepared to work as faculty members in BSN, ADN, or Diploma programs. Christian moral and ethical principles serve as the guide for teaching, communication, collaboration, care-giving , and decision making as a nurse educator.
Upon graduation Nurse Educator graduates may be eligible to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) certification examinations offered by the National League for Nursing.
The program of study leading to the MSN degree is structured upon the following components:
Total Credit Hours: 39
Clinical Laboratory Hours: 75
Clinical Practicum Hours: 450
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