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Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 24 months Credit Hours: 39 Tuition: $16,575

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Expand your nursing education and prepare for roles as a clinical educator or nursing faculty member with an MSN- Nursing Education degree from UWF. In this online program, you will interpret and develop relationships with faculty who are nurse leaders. These nurse educators bring their real-life experience to the program in both theoretical and practical ways. The MSN-Nursing Education program at UWF is affordable, flexible, can be completed in as few as 24 months.

What you’ll gain from this program:

  • The ability to set expectations in clinical and classroom learning situations, as well as assess various learning styles
  • Insight into appropriate instructional strategies with different learners and how to formulate classroom and clinical instruction based on effective design and appropriate use of technology
  • The capability to understand the full scope of the nurse educator role in clinical and classroom settings

Courses

The coursework for the Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education online is accelerated and based on 8- or 16-week terms to provide flexibility to students by compressing the average time to completion. This program includes 39 credit hours, with 14 hours of core courses and 25 hours of specialization courses.

To see the full list of Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education courses, view courses.

Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning the degree you've been dreaming of. We've streamlined the admission process to make it easier and less time consuming. Requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education online program include a BSN degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA, along with a résumé and three letters of recommendation.

To learn more about our Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education online admissions requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

We understand that it can be difficult to juggle work, classes, life and finances. Tuition for the Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education online program is affordably priced. All fees are included in the total tuition cost displayed. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

For the convenience of our Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education online students, six start dates are offered during the academic calendar year. Students should consider application deadline dates, turn in all of their documents, register and pay for tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education online, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education online, the curriculum consists of 39 credit hours. There are 14 hours of core courses and 25 hours of specialization courses (Nurse Executive or Nursing Education). This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Courses may not be repeated for credit.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course includes the synthesis of concepts, principles and theories of nursing and related disciplines as applied to the role of the nurse in advanced practice.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to involve the learner in recognizing diverse influences of varying global populations and issues surrounding access to health care. It will distinguish between health, wellness, illness, disease and disability while examining relevant ethical issues and health disparities in current practice regulations. The content will compare levels of prevention (primary, secondary and tertiary) for health consumers across the lifespan. The student will analyze the Healthy People 2020 Initiative to determine its status and impact on the health status of vulnerable populations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores complex concepts and theories including rapid critical appraisal of evidence in preparation for translation to nursing practice. The course includes the evidence-based practice process and steps in evidence-based quality improvement project implementation. The course prepares the nurse to function as a catalyst for change.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course assists the learner to synthesize organizational theory and leadership to influence health policy within the context of current complex healthcare systems. The learner will analyze policy from a socio-economic, ideological, political, historical, and technological perspective while integrating clinical management processes and utilization of community resources. Content will focus on the organizational structure of health care systems, health care financing and economic implications and the role of the provider in policy making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite: (NGR 6727*/L* AND NGR 6729/L) OR (NGR 6715/L AND NGR 6718*/L*) OR (NGR 6202/L AND NGR 6343*/L*)
This culminating course focuses on project evaluation and dissemination. The project is evaluated through the assessment of the project processes, actions, measurable outcomes and impact on the healthcare organization/system. Dissemination of the project occurs with identifying audiences at the local, state, national and/or international level.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to expand the advanced practice student's knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics. Broad categories of pharmacological agents are examined. Skills to assess, diagnose, and manage a client's common health problems in a safe, high quality, and cost-effective manner are emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will build upon health assessment skills developed in the professional nurse's basic education program. The theoretical and clinical basis for assessment in advanced nursing practice will be developed. The process whereby the advanced nurse utilizes comprehensive physical, psychological, and cultural assessment across the life span to gather specific data relevant to common health problems is demonstrated.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to present an orientation to disease as disordered physiology. It is intended to enable those in advanced nursing practice to understand how and why the symptoms and signs of various conditions appear. In approaching disease as disordered physiology, this course analyzes the mechanism(s) of production of the symptoms and signs of different disease states. In doing so, it recognizes that those in advanced nursing practice need to understand the mechanism(s) underlying the disease and its clinical manifestations so that rational therapies can be devised. Thus, appropriate screening and diagnostic laboratory evaluation methods will also be included.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite: NGR 6002 AND NGR 6111 AND NGR 6140 AND NGR 6172 AND NGR 6638 AND NGR 6803 AND NGR 6893
Co-requisite: NGR 6701
This course introduces the learner to the nurse educator role with regard to the teaching and learning process including the embedded responsibilities of both the teacher and the learner. The focus of the course includes assessment of learning styles, foundational concepts in teaching and learning theory including their use with learners, an introduction to instructional design and the use of technology to support instruction, and setting expectations for learners.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite: NGR 6002 AND NGR 6111 AND NGR 6140 AND NGR 6172 AND NGR 6638 AND NGR 6803 AND NGR 6893
Co-requisite: NGR 6710
This course introduces the learner to the nurse educator role in clinical practice. Learners will focus on their responsibilities for setting expectations in clinical and classroom learning situations. Assessment of learning styles, appropriate instructional strategies with different learners and formulating classroom and clinical instruction based on effective design and appropriate use of technology are integral to the course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: NGR 6701 AND NGR 6710
Co-requisite: NGR 6715L
This course continues the analysis and synthesis of teaching learning and related theories in classroom and clinical settings for the emerging nurse educator. The focus of the course is the application of theories in the development of courses and curricula that reflect the mission, goals and values of the parent organization, current and emerging standards and regulations, as well as issues and trends in nursing education. Emphasis is on institutional purposes, goals, nursing curricula, and designing instruction for classroom and clinical settings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: NGR 6701 AND NGR 6710
This course immerses the learner in the full scope of the nurse educator role in clinical and classroom settings as well as service learning. Learners will focus on course and curriculum design based on effective learning strategies and the effective use of instructional design and technologies. A continued focus on learning style assessment, appropriate use of instructional strategies in course and curriculum development and analyzing curricular components essential to the nurse educator role.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: NGR 6715/L
Co-requisite: NGR 6718L
This course provides a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in nursing education and their impact on teaching and learning. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of nursing curricula and programs of nursing education. Certification of graduates and accreditation of the nursing and parent organizations as well as aspects of nursing education research are a major aspect of this course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: NGR 6715/L
Co-requisite: NGR 6718
This nurse educator practicum course continues the immersion experience of the learner into the full scope of the nurse educator role. Learners will focus on content and concept mapping, curricular development and evaluation as well as the regulatory issues in nursing education. Accreditation and external validation testing of graduates is integral to the course.

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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education Online Requirements

Any individual with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education online program.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog, the College of Health bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*

  • Submission of graduate application and processing fee
  • Submission of official transcripts

*International students may have additional requirements.

Departmental Requirements

  • An earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an NLNAC-, ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing program with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of coursework on the BSN
  • Submission of one of the following graduate admission tests: GRE or MAT**
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better
  • Possess a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license to practice nursing in a state or territory of the United States
  • Submission of current curriculum vitae (CV) / résumé
  • Approval by the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee. Admission to this program is competitive and selective.
  • Students who, for academic or disciplinary reasons, are not eligible to register in the college or university last attended will not be admitted for graduate study
  • Express Admission Students are required to become licensed as a registered nurse to practice in a state or territory of the United States by the end of the first semester of enrollment to progress in the program
  • Upon admission, students must complete all documents for a background check (contact Nursing Department for details)

**The graduate admission test may be waived for the following:

Applicant must have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a NLNAC-, ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing program with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of coursework on the BSN.

If an applicant is unable to meet the above criteria, they may petition the Nursing School Graduate Admissions Committee and request a special review. Please note that, upon admission, the MSN student will receive information concerning current UWF Nursing School requirements for enrollment. These include, but are not limited to: physical examination and immunizations; Level 2 criminal background check; drug screen; VECHS fingerprinting; AHA BCLS certification; and proof of personal health insurance.

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Tuition


We understand the need for the value of your educational investment to be high, and for the cost to be manageable. The tuition for UWF's online nursing degrees makes them some the most affordable programs in Florida. In addition, nurses employed by one of our partner health care facilities are eligible for an Affiliate Partner Discount off the rate below. Ask your enrollment specialist if you qualify.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course* Per Program** Per Program with Partner Discount
MSN $425 $1,275 $16,575 $15,464

*Per course tuition based on three-credit hour courses.

**Total tuition and fees only includes tuition and the following fees for the program: non-refundable application fee of $30 and an online fee of $16.50 per credit hour. Other costs may be associated with the program, including textbooks.

Fees

A $30 application fee is required; applications will not be processed without it.

Applicants are admitted to the University only for the semester for which they apply. Students who do not enroll in the semester for which they have been admitted and want to be considered for a different semester must reapply and pay the application processing fee again. Applicants will be considered for admission under the policies in effect at that time. Admission is not automatic. If a student has attended another collegiate institution prior to updating the application, the student must provide an official transcript of all work attempted.

Refund Policy

Individual Class Withdrawal

After the drop/add period, a student may withdraw from a course while remaining in other course(s) through approximately the 10th week of instruction of any fall or spring semester. A grade of "W" will be assigned during this period. Students may process withdrawals online through the Withdrawal app in the Registration folder in MyUWF. Students also have the option of submitting a withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar (Pensacola main campus or the UWF Emerald Coast at Fort Walton Beach campus).

Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor prior to withdrawing from classes and to contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier's Office for questions regarding fee liability or financial aid awards. Students who withdraw are not enrolled in the class as of the date the withdrawal is processed. Enrollment status (i.e., full-time, part-time) will be adjusted based on the date of withdrawal. Withdrawals count as an attempted course for repeat course surcharges and excess hours. Individual class withdrawals may not be processed after the published deadline. Students who do not officially withdraw will be assigned a standard letter grade reflective of the performance in the course.

Withdraw From All Courses (University Withdrawal)

Currently enrolled students may withdraw through MyUWF. Students withdrawing from all courses prior to the end of the fourth week of a full semester will receive a grade of "WR" (partial refund). A grade of "WR" is not computed in the UWF GPA.

Students withdrawing from all courses after the fourth week through the end of the 10th week of any fall or spring semester will receive a grade of "W" in each course. Students withdrawing after the designated automatic "W" deadline through the last day of instruction will be assigned a grade of "W" or "WF" at the discretion of the course instructor(s). Grades of "WF" are computed in the UWF GPA. Withdrawal from all courses does not prevent registration for future terms. Students are not required to apply for readmission unless they have not enrolled at UWF for three or more consecutive academic semesters (including summers). Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors before withdrawing from classes and to contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier's Office for questions regarding fee liability or financial aid awards. Students who withdraw from all classes are not enrolled as of the date the withdrawal is processed. Enrollment status will be adjusted based on the date.

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Calendar


Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education Online

Course Start Date UWF Application Deadline* Registration Deadline** Tuition Deadline Drop/Add Period
October 16, 2017 September 15, 2017 October 11, 2017 October 22, 2017 October 16-22, 2017
January 8, 2018 December 4, 2017 January 7, 2018 January 14, 2018 January 8-14, 2018
February 26, 2018 January 22, 2018 February 22, 2018 March 4, 2018 February 26-March 4, 2018

*Application and all documents must be submitted by this date. Registrations after the deadline will be charged a $100 fee.

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