MSN > Post-Master's Education Track
As the acuity level of the patient in the hospital continues to increase, professional nurses in leadership roles are being encouraged to establish avenues to enhance the knowledge of the nursing support staff and provide avenues of nursing care in promoting the optimum wellness of the patient For this reason, Union University offers a post-master's certificate in nursing education for professional nurses to gain the valuable knowledge of serving as an educator in a variety of settings, including staff development, patient education, and in schools and colleges.
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|Demonstrate Earned MSN degree or complete the following MSN courses:|
|NUR 515||Advanced Nursing Statistics for the Health Sciences||3|
|NUR 526||Theory and Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice||2|
|NUR 533||Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NUR 523||Clinical Prevention and Population Health||2|
|NUR 545||Health Systems and Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice||2|
|NUR 516||Informatics and Healthcare||3|
|NUR 559||Role Development and Collaborative Strategies in Advanced Nursing Practice||2|
|Nursing Education specialty courses:|
|NUR 544||Advanced Health Assessment (40 lab hours)||3|
|BIO 500||Advanced Pathophysiology||2|
|NUR 507||Curriculum Design||3|
|NUR 622||Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|NUR 537||Nursing Education Practicum I (60 Clinical Hours)||2|
|NUR 517||Educational Strategies in Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|NUR 538||Clinical Strategies for Nurse Educators (160 Clinical Hours)||3|
|NUR 607||Educational Assessment and Evaluation Processes||3|
|NUR 642||Nursing Education Residency (160 Clinical Hours)||2|
|Total Credit Hours||24|
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2013-2014 Tuition Rates
- $525 per credit hour
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- Previously earned Master of Science in Nursing degree
- Last 60 hours GPA 3.0
- Cumulative science GPA (Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, statistics) of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
- Union University School of Nursing application with $50 application fee
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
- Three letters of professional/academic reference specifying the applicants capabilities for graduate study. One letter of reference must be from the applicant's immediate supervisor.
- Proof of unencumbered RN license
- Case study during the interview process
Delivery of the Academic Program
Intensive online format with no on-campus sessions after orientation
Requirements After Admission
- Current immunizations status
- CPR Health Care Provider Certification
- Clear criminal background check
- Clear urine drug screen
Disclosure Statement Regarding Gainful Employment for Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Education
On-time graduation: Our post master's certificate in Nursing Education is cohort based. There is no other option for curriculum completion. Therefore; all students will graduate at the end of the four semester program, typically in December of the year following their enrollment date.
Tuition and fees: Tuition for the post-master's certificate in Nursing Education is $495 per credit hour. The program is 27 credit hours for a total tuition cost of $13,365. Fees are approximately $200 for the program bringing the total cost of tuition and fees to approximately $13,565.
Books and supplies: The cost of books and supplies for the program is approximately $700.
Room and board: Students typically live off campus in their own homes.
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