College of Nursing

100% ONLINE MSN NURSE EDUCATOR AND NURSE EDUCATOR CERTIFICATE TRACKS

Phillips nurse educator“The nurse educator program at The University of Toledo has led me to success in both a career in academia and continuing education. Shortly after the completion of the program, I obtained a full-time faculty position at West Virginia University and accepted a seat in their PhD in Nursing Science program. The education I received at the University of Toledo through the nurse educator program provided ample preparation for this trajectory. The program not only offers courses in education (teaching, learning, evaluation, curriculum development, etc.), but core courses that will expand on the knowledge of the nursing discipline (health assessment, theory, policy, ethics, pathophysiology, pharmacology, etc.). This balance of courses truly makes the nurse educator program unique, setting it apart from other programs across the country. In addition to the diversity of courses, the guidance and mentorship I received from faculty has proven to be invaluable. The faculty in the College of Nursing are caring, supportive, energetic, honest, and kind. I could truly feel that they wanted me to succeed, and in fact, I have found myself modeling my teaching after the way they taught me. The faculty in the College of Nursing offer their continued support, now as a colleague, even after graduating and relocating states away. It goes to say that I would not be where I am today without The University of Toledo nurse educator program, along with the College of Nursing faculty that dedicated their time and energy to assure my success. For this, I am truly grateful. GO ROCKET NURSING!" - Brad Phillips, MSN, RN

100% online msn nurse educator track

The Master of Science in Nursing track at The University of Toledo is designed to build on the student’s past learning, personal and professional goals and the insights and experiences gained through practice.

The Nurse Educator track is targeted for baccalaureate graduates with clinical nursing experience who want to become nursing faculty or staff educators. Graduates are envisioned as teachers of undergraduate nursing students in the classroom and clinical setting.

This track focuses on: curriculum development, teaching-learning processes, classroom and clinical teaching strategies and evaluation principles. With working professionals in mind, the University of Toledo offers full-time and part-time options, and the track is 100% online.

Graduates of the MSN Nurse Educator program are eligible to sit for CNE certification in accordance with option A criteria (www.nln.org).

sample plan of study

Semester I - Spring
NURS 6720 - Teaching, Learning and Evaluation in Nursing (4credit hours)
NURS 5400 - Theoretical & Ethical Foundations of Nursing (3 credit hours)
NURS 5680 - Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
INDI 6000 - Introduction to Biostatistical Methods (3 credit hours)
NURS 5530 - Public Policy and Health Care (3 credit hours)

SEMESTER II - SUMMER
NURS 6710 - Developing Instructional Programs in Nursing (3 credit hours)
NURS 5910 - Advanced Nursing Research (3 credit hours)
NURS 5330 - Health Assessment (3 credit hours)

SEMESTER III - FALL
NURS 5510 - Advanced Clinical Seminar in Nursing (90 clinical hours) (4 credit hours)
NURS 5690 - Advanced& Pharmacotherapeutics (3 credit hours)
NURS 6730 - Practicum and Seminar in Teaching (90 clinical hours) (4 credit hours)
CAPSTONE - Field Experience, Thesis or Comprehensive Exam (3 credit hours)

Total Semester Hours: 39

*In order to prepare graduates for the advanced role of nurse educator, two courses require precepted experiences in clinical practice and the role of educator. NURS 5510 is a distance-learning course that requires 90 hours with a master’s prepared expert clinician to advance student knowledge in their clinical area of interest. NURS 6730 is a distance-learning course that requires 90 hours with a master’s prepared nurse educator in the academic setting (with option for some hours in the clinical educator setting). The program director and course faculty work closely with students to identify suitable preceptors and sites while striving to accommodate student preferences and geographic location.

100% online nurse educator certificate

Our 100% online Nursing Education Graduate Certificate track gives professionals the knowledge and skills to apply the principles of teaching and learning, program development, assessment and the evaluation of learners. The 11 semester credit hours can be completed within one calendar year. Students are admitted in spring semester only. 

The Nursing Education Certificate track at The University of Toledo is designed to provide an opportunity for current and potential nurse educators in academic and healthcare settings to develop and refine the practice of teaching. This certificate depicts a commitment to the professional responsibility as an educator in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates of the Nurse Educator Certificate program with a MSN or DNP are eligible to sit for CNE certification in accordance with Option A criteria (www.nln.org).

plan of study

SEMESTER I - SPRING
NURS 6720 - Teaching, Learning and Evaluation in Nursing (4 credit hours)

SEMESTER II - SUMMER
NURS 6710 - Developing Instructional Programs in Nursing (3 credit hours)

SEMESTER III - FALL
NURS 6730 - Practicum and Seminar in Teaching (90 clinical hours)(4 credit hours)

Total Semester Credits: 11

ACCREDITATION for both tracks

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at University of Toledo Consortium (Consortium of University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Additionally, the master’s degree program in nursing, the doctor of nursing practice program and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at University of Toledo are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Last Updated: 7/8/19