MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty Role 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.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.**NEW YORK RESIDENTS: Clinical rotations cannot be completed in the state of New York. ***WASHINGTON RESIDENTS: Drexel University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Drexel University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the council does not carry with it an endorsement by the council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Curriculum Required Courses Core Courses INFO 526Information, Innovation & Technology in Advanced Nursing Practice3.0or NURS 544 Quality and Safety in HealthcareNURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0Required Track Courses NURS 591Foundations of Nursing Education3.0NURS 606Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition3.0NURS 613The Role and Responsibility of the Nursing Professor3.0NURS 615Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation3.0NURS 616Teaching Methods in Nursing Education3.0Practicum NURS 632Nurse Educator and Faculty Role Practicum6.0Support Courses NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0NURS 550Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning Across the Lifespan4.0Total Credits46.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program fully accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN/ACEN) or the American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN/CCNE) RN's with a non-nursing bachelor's degree may need to complete a bridge course before starting the programGPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the BSN A 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 eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Additional Equipment/Lab Fees 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 MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty Role Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.