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Courses

The online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education Program will include the following courses, totaling twelve (12) semester credit hours. Courses will utilize an approach in which students will develop learning contracts to address individual learning needs across various disciplines and educational levels.


NURS8082 - Learning-Centered Teaching in Healthcare

CREDIT HOURS: Three (3) graduate semester credit hours

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on the role of the healthcare faculty member in developing cognitive, affective, and psychomotor student learning outcomes. Facilitating learning in traditional, flexible, and virtual learning spaces, use of evidence-based teaching, and addressing the needs of diverse learners in classroom and clinical settings will be emphasized.


NURS8084 - Curriculum Design and Student Assessment in Healthcare

CREDIT HOURS: Three (3) graduate semester credit hours

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on curriculum design and evaluation to facilitate student learning across cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains. Strategies to assess student learning and program effectiveness will be explored.


NURS8086 - Instructional Technology for Learning-Centered Teaching

CREDIT HOURS: Three (3) graduate semester credit hours

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on the effective use of instructional technology to support learning-centered teaching. These may include maximizing the use of current learning management systems, presentation software and software to assist in the production of instructional videos and animations. We will explore the use of virtual reality platforms and simulations in academia.  Emphasis will be placed on pedagogically sound applications of instructional technologies from the perspectives of theory, research, practice, and future trends.


NURS8088 - The Professorial Role in Nursing Education

CREDIT HOURS: Three (3) graduate semester credit hours

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: NURS8082, NURS8084, NURS8086 or with instructor permission

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on the comprehensive investigation of the faculty nursing role in academic settings with regard to administration, student issues, program requirements, evaluation, and faculty expectations. Students will complete a practicum of 56 contact hours in an area of interest within teaching or educational administration. This course is the final course in the Graduate Certificate curriculum.