Master of Science in Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator program at Charleston Southern University is a online faith-based graduate nursing program that prepares nurses to serve in the faculty/nurse educator roles within the health care setting. The curriculum prepares graduates to develop and evaluate curriculum and to effectively implement innovative teaching strategies using multiple learning formats while emphasizing the spiritual, ethical, and moral dimensions of the art of nursing. The MSN degree in Nursing Education prepares nurses to teach at a faculty level in nursing programs as well as to accept educator positions within hospital and clinic settings.
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, the graduate will be able to:
1) Synthesize research from education, nursing, the humanities and the sciences.
2) Evaluate a broad range of change, leadership, teaching and management strategies for influencing health policy, improving nursing practice and health care systems.
3) Analyze the ethical, legal, financial, social, political and spiritual issues impacting diverse client populations, health care, nursing practice and education, with an emphasis on identifying and implementing strategies for enhancement or resolution.
4) Synthesize theoretical foundations for nursing, education, and health sciences.
5) Apply knowledge, concepts, strategies, and evidence-based research findings to promote health, prevent disease, enhance the quality of health care and improve the environment in which health care is provided.
6) Synthesize knowledge from nursing science, learning theory and information technology to facilitate the application and practice of teaching in the classroom, clinical and community arenas.
7) Function effectively in the role of nurse educator by working collaboratively within an academic, institutional or community setting to establish a climate that fosters the development of learners and facilitates a commitment to excellence in nursing education and lifelong learning.
8) Develop and implement educational curriculum and teaching-learning activities based on theories, knowledge, and principles of learning and pedagogy and andragogy
9) Engage in formative and summative evaluation of teaching-learning and use results of evaluation to revise and enhance nursing education.
The MSN degree program is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).