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The 42 credit Education track curriculum prepares registered nurses with a BSN from a professionally accredited academic institution, to assume roles as faculty in higher education, educators in health care organizations, educators in continuing education settings, and patient, family and community educators.
The Education track curriculum is based on the AACN Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing and features eight professional core courses (24 credits) and five courses (18 credits) in advanced study in education. The program is designed to build on your clinical expertise and provide a practicum experience as a nurse educator. Completion of the program requirements is possible in just over two years. A Master of Science in Nursing Degree is awarded after successful completion of the program. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue doctoral study and may apply for national certification based on eligibility requirements.
42 Credits Education Track plus 60 clinical hours and 60 practicum hours
Graduates of the program will:
- Integrate nursing science, biophysical sciences, and psychosocial sciences into the planning and delivery of patient-centered and population-focused care.
- Assume a leadership role in effectively initiating innovations in safety and quality improvement.
- Synthesize quality and safety evidence to promote an interprofessional culture of excellence.
- Critically evaluate evidence from the literature for translation into diverse practice settings.
- Integrate current and emerging technologies into quality improvement strategies to optimize health outcomes.
- Implement health policy initiatives which focus on clinical prevention and optimal health for vulnerable populations while advocating for social justice, equity, and ethical polices in health care.
- Utilize collaborative strategies within the interprofessional healthcare team to improve patient and population health outcomes.
- Implement patient-centered and population-focused clinical prevention strategies to improve health outcomes.
- Apply advanced knowledge to the design, implementation, and evaluation of patient-centered and population-focused care.
- Act with ethical comportment in all aspects of advanced nursing practice.
- A completed application.
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a program accredited by a national accrediting agency, and approved by the Board of Nursing.
- 3.0 or higher GPA.
- Licensure as a registered professional nurse in New Jersey. The licensee cannot have any pending disciplinary action against their nursing license from any Board of Nursing.
- Submission of two professional and/or academic references from persons qualified to judge applicant’s ability to succeed in graduate study;
- Submission of all official academic transcripts.
- International academic credentials are reviewed by an international accrediting agency (World Education Services) on an individual basis.
- A minimum score of 79 in the Internet-based TOEFL or 550on the paper-based TOEFL is required of graduates of non- English speaking countries.
- Criminal history background check(s) or other requirements mandated by the practicum site.
- Identify clinical placement site location and preceptor for clinical experience.
- Successful completion of undergraduate courses in nursing research, statistics, pathophysiology and health assessment.