Nursing Education Curriculum Development – Explore theories and procedures of educational program and course development applied
to nursing education. Includes philosophical values, educational concepts and theories
of learning used to link nursing education to standards of nursing practice. Guides
students to develop curriculum plans and propose related teaching and evaluation strategies.
Evaluation in Nursing Education – Assess theories and strategies of measurement and evaluation as they apply to nursing education. Combines theories of measurement and evaluation with outcomes-based approaches to promote safe effective professional nursing practice. Experiential exercises in the development, use and critique of measurement and evaluation methods to classroom and clinical learning situations.
Nurse Educator Role Strategies and Practicum – Explore the nurse educator role in structuring teaching strategies that assure effective undergraduate student outcomes in regard to individual and group learning, safe clinical practice and a commitment to lifelong learning. Nurse educator practicum placements are arranged within pre-licensure nursing education programs.
East Tennessee State University College of Nursing is part of the Tennessee Board of Regents consortium, made up of six universities that take part in offering the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program online. The online curriculum may be taught by faculty at any one of the universities, with the required clinical hours done as close to the student’s home base as possible. The MSN program has family nurse practitioner, nursing administration and nursing education tracks. Post-master’s certificates are also offered in these areas of specialization. The nurse practitioner program focuses on primary care and preventative medicine through the lifespan, with preparation for the national certification exam.