Master's/Post-master's Nursing Education

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Program Description

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.

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Building on a strong liberal arts foundation, Villanova Nursing students emerge as exceptionally prepared nurses through transformative learning approaches in the classroom, research opportunities and ... Read More

Building on a strong liberal arts foundation, Villanova Nursing students emerge as exceptionally prepared nurses through transformative learning approaches in the classroom, research opportunities and diverse clinical experiences in simulation labs, community centers, hospitals and clinics. Because of these unique and compelling learning experiences, Villanova Nursing is consistently named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing. The four-year Undergraduate Nursing program challenges students to be independent thinkers and problem solvers. Students graduate prepared to care, discover, research and lead. Our undergraduate students are athletes, Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity volunteers, a Student Government president and NROTC leaders. Some earn minors in other disciplines. They join forces with colleagues such as engineering and science students to tackle big problems. They partner with faculty mentors to conduct research and have the chance to travel to nearly every continent, immersing themselves in cultural experiences where they can teach, care and promote health, as well as grow in their global perspective. Each student brings their own experience and passion to the program, enhancing their education as they build their career in nursing. Read less