Online Master’s in Nursing Education (MSN)
Drexel's accredited online MSN: Nursing Education 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 you to successfully pass the new Certified Nursing Educator Exam.
Additionally, the program instructs you 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. You'll complete two role practicum experiences in teaching, providing ample opportunity to apply theory to practice.
- The master's degree in nursing at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions that is actively involved in nursing education
- A highly-interactive online learning method that challenges and engages students while remaining convenient for working nurses
- Flexible scheduling of clinical practicum in a variety of settings
- Three-year tuition lock for those who complete the program within 3 years
Today'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 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.
You'll be required to attend the residency when taking the NURS 632 Practicum. The residency hours will count as part of your 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.
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Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
State restrictions may apply to some programs.
The MSN: Nursing Education program at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.
The plan of study is designed with 1-2 courses per quarter. Graduate students who utilize student loans (FAFSA) have to maintain a minimum enrollment of 4.5 credits for a term or two courses per Quarter.
|NURS 500||Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments||3.0|
|NURS 502||Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care||3.0|
|NURS 544||Quality and Safety in Healthcare||3.0|
|RSCH 503||Research Methods and Biostatistics||3.0|
|RSCH 504||Evaluation and Translation of Health Research||3.0|
|NURS 591||Foundations of Nursing Education||3.0|
|NURS 606||Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition||3.0|
|NURS 613||The Role and Responsibility of the Nursing Professor||3.0|
|NURS 615||Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation||3.0|
|NURS 616||Teaching Methods in Nursing Education||3.0|
|NURS 632||Nurse Educator and Faculty Role Practicum||6.0|
|NURS 548||Advanced Pathophysiology||3.0|
|NURS 549||Advanced Pharmacology||3.0|
|NURS 550||Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning||4.0|
- 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)
- Nurses with a non-nursing bachelor's may consider applying for the RN-BSN-MSN program to earn both a BSN and MSN concurrently, or apply to the RN to MSN Bridge Program
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Those with a lower GPA are encouraged to apply, but should ensure that relevant professional experience is included on their resume for evaluation
- Do you have a 3.5 GPA or higher? If so, you can waive your letters of recommendation.
- A current, unrestricted United States RN license
With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.
- A completed application
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
- Two 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 members
- Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
- Why you are choosing this particular track
- How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
- Your plans upon completing the degree
- Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
- A copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)
- Additional requirements for International Students
The tuition rate for the academic year 2019-2020 is $997 per credit. (A 10% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1107 per credit)
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
- These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
- Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
- All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
- Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
- When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.
2019-2020 Academic Year
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