NUR 294 Evaluation and Testing (2)

This course will present concepts of assessment, measurement, testing, and evaluation in nursing education. The Students will be prepared to utilize this knowledge in the role of the nurse educator. The course is designed to include strategies used to develop test items, clinical evaluation, evaluation of clinical performance, as well as social/ legal/ ethical issues associated with assessment and testing. Prerequisites: Admission into the MSN Program and graduate standing. Successful completion of NUR 201, 203, 206, and 208.

NUR 295 Educator Practicum (agency setting) (3)

This course is designed to provide teaching experiences for students with staff/patient educators. The experience will provide an opportunity to participate in the development or revision of educational plans. Students will design a learning opportunity and will include a course description, learning objectives, and methods of evaluating both the learners and the education offering.  Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR 201, 203, 206, 208, 294, and 298.

NUR 296 Thesis Project Seminar (3)

The student will assess the need for the nursing project, design and implement it and finally evaluate its effectiveness. The project needs to be aimed at solving a practical or clinical problem, or meeting an educational or administrative need in a service or academic setting. The project may include a nursing intervention program, a change project or an educational program that is designed in the form of a class, instructional module, computer program, videotape, or nursing education evaluation tool. A written report describing the project is the final assignment in this course. The project must first be approved by the course faculty. This seminar will provide the student with the opportunity to meet with the faculty throughout the term to discuss the progress of the graduate project and to obtain guidance from the course faculty member. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR 201, 203, and 290.

NUR 297 Educator Practicum (college setting) (4)

This course is designed to prepare students to become educators in a college-level nursing education program. The student will choose an educational setting in which to complete a learning needs assessment, prepare coursework, syllabi, student faculty evaluations, and course evaluations while being supervised by a master faculty member. In addition, the student will be responsible for presenting course content to the chosen nursing student group.  Prerequisites: Admission to the MSN program. Successful completion of NUR 201,203, 206, 208, 290, 294 (may be taken concurrently), and 298.

NUR 298 Nurse Educator Role (1)

This course will introduce the student to the Nurse Educator role in a variety of settings. This will include academic setting, staff development, nurse counselor, and clinical nurse educator. Certification standards by NLN and NNSDO will be a primary focus of the course. Prerequisites: Admission into the MSN Program, graduate standing, and NUR 203 (may be taken concurrently).

NUR 299 Independent Study (1-3)

The faculty and student determine the focus of the independent study. The study may center on a problem of interest and/or desire to acquire a greater understanding of certain concepts/ processes/ This may involve but not limited to directed readings, assignments, projects, and research. Prerequisite: Admission into the MSN program, graduate standing. Consent of instructor, approval of faculty advisor, and program director.

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