NURSING EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nursing Education track offers nurses the opportunity to combine their clinical experience with preparation for teaching nursing practice. The 46 credit curriculum prepares nurses to assume leadership roles as dynamic educators in baccalaureate and associate degree programs, staff development, continuing education and community education programs. Nurses who progress from this MSN concentration to our PhD program find their course of study expedited.

The curriculum offers theoretical courses, advanced clinical and education practica. The nursing education theoretical courses are available online or on campus. Students select a population and area of clinical interest for the clinical practicum: adult-gerontology, parent-child health, community health or psychiatric/mental health. Students also select an academic or clinical setting for the final student teaching practicum. As you develop as a nursing educator, you will create curricula, plan programs and teach with master teacher clinicians. There is also opportunity to spend time with an expert nurse educator in a clinical and academic setting to begin to internalize the nurse educator role.

Learning Objectives

At completion of this track, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate advanced knowledge and experience in a broadly-based clinical practice area into the educator role.
  • Participate knowledgeably in the development, implementation, revision, and evaluation of nursing curricula and nursing programs.
  • Apply theories of education and related sciences as a basis for education.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching strategies and educational resources to facilitate learning in the classroom and clinical areas and to enhance student and staff development.
  • Utilize various modalities in the educational process.
  • Conceptualize one's individual role as educator and one's personal philosophy of teaching.
  • Propose strategies to resolve conflicts and tensions among the multiple roles of an educator.
  • Appreciate the need for nurse educators to be an integral part of the university/health agency or community, to continue their own development and to pursue doctoral education.
  • Analyze the broad context or system in which the educator role is implemented.
  • Analyze the issues and trends in higher education, and specifically in nursing education, and their impact on the development of nursing education.

At completion of this track, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate advanced knowledge and experience in a broadly-based clinical practice area into the educator role.
  • Participate knowledgeably in the development, implementation, revision, and evaluation of nursing curricula and nursing programs.
  • Apply theories of education and related sciences as a basis for education.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching strategies and educational resources to facilitate learning in the classroom and clinical areas and to enhance student and staff development.
  • Utilize various modalities in the educational process.
  • Conceptualize one's individual role as educator and one's personal philosophy of teaching.
  • Propose strategies to resolve conflicts and tensions among the multiple roles of an educator.
  • Appreciate the need for nurse educators to be an integral part of the university/health agency or community, to continue their own development and to pursue doctoral education.
  • Analyze the broad context or system in which the educator role is implemented.
  • Analyze the issues and trends in higher education, and specifically in nursing education, and their impact on the development of nursing education.

Core Courses: Complete in-person or online.

NUR 8964

Clinical Ethics:  Theory and Practice

3

NUR 8904

Nursing Research: The Practice Connection

3

NUR 8902

Development of Nursing Science

3

NUR 8906

Leadership Strategies in Nursing

3

 

Support Courses: Complete in-person or online.

NUR 8615
or

Issues Across the Life Span

3

NUR 8863

Health Promotion of the Growing Child

 

NUR 8901

Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NUR 8903

Advanced Pharmacology

4

NUR 8910 Advanced Physical Assessment 3

- Select one of the following -

NUR 8921       Practicum in Adult/Gerontology Health Nursing

NUR 8923       Practicum in Community Health Nursing    

NUR 8927       Practicum in Parent-Child Health Nursing

NUR 8929       Practicum in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

 

Clinical Courses: Completed in-person within Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey.

NUR 9517

Structure and Philosophy of Higher Education          

3

NUR 8950

Curriculum in Nursing Education

3

NUR 8951

Principles of Measurement and Evaluation in Nursing

3

NUR 8952

Teaching Strategies in Nursing

3

NUR 8952

Practicum in Teaching of Nursing

3

     

DIRECTOR,
NURSE PRACTITIONER TRACKS

Dr. Elizabeth Blunt, Director Nurse Practitioner Programs

 

 

Lesley A. Perry, PhD, RN
Interim Associate Dean, Graduate Program

lesley.perry@villanova.edu 

Elizabeth Blunt, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAANP
Director, Nurse Practitioner Programs
elizabeth.blunt@villanova.edu

Kelly Sheaffer
Assistant Director, Graduate Program

kelly.sheaffer@villanova.edu

DOCTORAL TRACKS

MaryAnn Cantrell, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Director, PhD Program
mary.ann.cantrell@villanova.edu

Jodie Szlachta, PhD, CRNA
Program Director, Post-baccalaureate Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice
jodie.szlachta@crozer.org

Debra Shearer, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Director, Post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice

debra.shearer@villanova.edu

Sandi Schultz
Assistant Director, Doctoral Programs

sandra.schultz@villanova.edu

Villanova Graduate Nursing Program