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 FeaturesFully 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 researchA highly-interactive online learning method that challenges and engages students while remaining convenient for working nursesFlexible scheduling of clinical practicum in a variety of settingsResidency RequirementToday'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 firstname.lastname@example.org *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, North Carolina, or Wisconsin.***NEW YORK RESIDENTS: Clinical rotations cannot be completed in the state of New York. Curriculum Required Courses NURS 591Foundations of Nursing Education3.0NURS 606Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition3.0NURS 615Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation3.0NURS 632Nurse Educator and Faculty Role Practicum6.0Select one of the following:3.0NURS 613The Role and Responsibility of the Nursing Professor NURS 616Teaching Methods in Nursing Education Total Credits18.0View Course Descriptions 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 licenseRequired DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo 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 membersPersonal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiencesA copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)Additional requirements for International StudentsHow 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 Apply today for a Nursing Education and Faculty Role Post-Masters Certificate Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.