A master's degree in nursing education prepares nurse leaders to play an essential role as a nurse educator in academia, in continuing education or community/patient education programs, or as a professional nurse development specialist in a healthcare organization. There is a critical shortage of qualified nursing faculty that has made the work of nurse educators increasingly important. Nurse educators have the exciting opportunity to influence the next generation of nurses who will provide safe, high-quality, and culturally- sensitive care, and practice confidently in interprofessional collaborative teams.
The unique hallmark of this program is our reputation as the forerunner in the use of simulation for developing undergraduate and graduate student competencies. The students spend extensive time in learning how to teach in our state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Learning Center. This experience provides invaluable exposure to the use of the latest educational technologies that transform how educators prepare the 21st century professional nurse ready to practice in a complex constantly changing healthcare environment.