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  • Nursing Education and Faculty Role Post-Masters Certificate

    Overview

    Drexel's accredited online MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty Role prepares nurses to work as educators and faculty for nursing programs at all education levels. This exemplary program integrates theories specific to adult learning, curriculum design and evaluation of courses and programs, critical thinking, clinical and classroom techniques, preparation for the role of the nursing professor, and focuses on preparing students to successfully pass the new Certified Nursing Educator Exam. The program can generally be completed in one year of part-time study. Transcripts will be reviewed and course work will be determined on an individual basis.

    Additionally, the program instructs students on how to teach either in the classroom or via online modules and to utilize new and innovative technologies in both environments to educate tomorrow's nurses. Students complete two role practicum experiences in teaching, providing ample opportunity to apply theory to practice.

    Program Features

    • Fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*
    • An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions that is actively involved in modern clinical research
    • A highly-interactive online learning method that challenges and engages students while remaining convenient for working nurses
    • Flexible scheduling of clinical practicum in a variety of settings

    Residency Requirement

    Today's nurse educator must possess essential skills utilizing teaching/learning technologies to enhance learning across all settings. Given the recent emphasis of simulated experiences in academic and hospital settings, Drexel University nursing faculty have incorporated a three-day mandatory on-campus residency into the Nurse Educator and Faculty Role track. This residency uses our state of the art Simulation Lab to build proficiency in designing and implementing simulated learning experiences and includes hands-on sessions with Standardized Patients, high fidelity simulators, and contemporary teaching/learning technologies.

    Students will be required to attend the residency when taking the NURS 632 Practicum. The residency hours will count as part of the required 160 total practicum hours (24 practicum hours earned.) The residency is offered bi-annually in June or January. Housing is available for all students who live at a distance.**

    For questions, please contact:

    Redian Furxhiu
    Student Services Manager 
    267.359.5691 
    rf53@drexel.edu


    *The master's programs at Drexel University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

    **This program is not currently accepting applications from students living in Iowa, Louisiana, or Wisconsin.

    ***NEW YORK RESIDENTS: Clinical rotations cannot be completed in the state of New York.

    Curriculum

    Required Courses 
    NURS 591Foundations of Nursing Education3.0
    NURS 606Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition3.0
    NURS 615Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation3.0
    NURS 632Nurse Educator and Faculty Role Practicum6.0
    Select one of the following:3.0
    NURS 613
    The Role and Responsibility of the Nursing Professor 
    NURS 616
    Teaching Methods in Nursing Education 
    Total Credits18.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • Master of Science in Nursing from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE. 
    • 2.75 GPA or above on all previous coursework 
      • Current, unrestricted United States RN license

      Required Documents

      • A completed application
      • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
      • Two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study
        • References will not be accepted from colleagues or family members
      • Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
        • Why you are choosing this particular track
        • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
        • Your plans upon completing the degree
      • Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
      • A copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)
      • Additional requirements for International Students

      How to Submit Supporting Documents

      Tuition

      The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $887 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $985 per credit)

      This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

      This program is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however, we offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.

       

      Academic Calendar

      Term 
      Classes Begin 
      Classes End 
      Exams Begin 
      Exams End 

      Fall 2015     

      September 21, 2015

      December 5, 2015

      December 7, 2015

      December 12, 2015

      Winter 2016 

      January 4, 2016

      March 14, 2016

      March 15, 2016

      March 19, 2016

      Spring 2016 

      March 28, 2016

      June 6, 2016

      June 7, 2016

      June 10, 2016

      Summer 2016 

      June 20, 2016

      August 29, 2016

      August 30, 2016

      September 3, 2016

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