A master’s in nursing education is a graduate-level program that prepares registered nurses (RNs) to become educators in academic and clinical settings. The program typically takes two years to complete and includes courses in nursing education theory and practice, curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, and instructional strategies.
Some of the courses that are typically covered in a master’s in nursing education program include:
- Educational foundations of nursing
- Curriculum development and evaluation
- Instructional design and technology
- Teaching and learning strategies
- Assessment and evaluation in nursing education
- Clinical education and supervision
- Leadership and management in nursing education
- Advanced health assessment and pathophysiology
- Pharmacology and therapeutics
- Advanced nursing research
After completing a master’s in nursing education program, graduates may pursue careers as nursing faculty in academic settings, clinical educators, staff development specialists, or instructional designers. They may also be eligible to pursue a doctoral degree in nursing education or related fields.