To be considered for admission applicants must have the following:
1. Baccalaureate degree from a postsecondary educational institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution
- Evidence, in the form of official transcripts, of conferral of bachelor’s degree; or
- For international students, an official transcript translation and evaluation from a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
2. Current registered nurse license in good standing from any state, territory, or district in the United States. This requirement does not apply to international students.
Core courses in the program provide the foundation for the educator role in the areas of health systems and policy, organizational leadership, and research applications.
Specialty courses provide learning related to theoretical foundations for higher education, roles of the nurse educator, teaching/learning theory and strategies, curriculum structure and design, assessment/evaluation of student learning, instructional technologies, and academic leadership roles.
The program includes two practicum courses: one at the faculty or instructor level and one focused on academic leadership.