Nursing Education

Description

The purpose of the nursing education concentration is to prepare future instructors to teach nursing courses at the college level.  The concentration consists of 37 credit hours of core nursing courses, advanced pathophysiology, applied pharmacology, advanced assessment, and nursing education courses. 

Admission

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing concentration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1

Be a bachelor prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work

2

Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license, having a minimum of one year experience

3

Apply to Wright State Graduate School.

The application to the Graduate School must contain:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Professional statement (no more than 250 words)
4

Submit an Application for the College of Nursing and Health Nursing Education concentration

The application to the College of Nursing and Health must contain:

  • Resume
  • An essay about a meaningful clinical situation which helped you clarify your goals and desire to become a Nursing Educator
  • Two recommendation letters from your current or most recent supervisor or a faculty member of your BSN program or a previous employer
5

Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process.  It is in your benefit to complete the background check one month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Sue Bevan, College of Nursing and Health, 160 UH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.

Admission is based on a rolling deadline. Students generally begin the concentration Summer or Fall semester.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the director of the Nursing Education concentration.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application

Curriculum

All students are required to complete a statistics course prior to NUR 7005: Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice course. While this concentration has a rolling admission with no specific deadline, new students can only start summer or fall term.  Please see sample full-time pattern below.  Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the director of the concentration.

Entire concentration can be completed online.

Year 1

Summer
  • NUR 7002 Information Technology in Health Care - 2 credit hours
  • NUR 7001 Role Development and Leadership - 2 credit hours
Fall Semester
  • NUR 7004 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice - 3 credit hours
  • NUR 7102 Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan for Advanced Nursing Practice - 3 credit hours
  • NUR 7104 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan - 3 credit hours 
Spring Semester
  • NUR 7005 Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice - 4 credit hours
  • NUR 7103 Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Across the Lifespan - 3 credit hours 
  • NUR 7003 Health Policy, Politics and Issues - 2 credit hours

Year 2

Summer
  • NUR 6101 Nursing Curriculum Development - 3 credit hours
  • NUR 6102  Teaching and Evaluation Strategies in Nursing Education -4 credit hours
Fall Semester
  • NUR 6103 Practicum in Nursing Education - 5 credit hours
  • NUR 7105 Population Health - 3 credit hours

Course Descriptions

NUR 7001

Course Title: Role Development and Leadership
Credit Hours: 2 credit hours
Catalog Description: This course focuses on understanding and synthesizing concepts and theories that will facilitate professional role development and leadership in advanced nursing roles.

NUR 7002

Course Title: Information Technology in Health Care
Credit Hours: 2 credit hours
Catalog Description: This course focuses on the theoretical basis of nursing and health care informatics. The model of data, information and knowledge is used to explore the basis of nursing informatics within health care. Strategies are examined for dissemination, access, retrieval and evaluation of information for professionals and consumers of health care.

NUR 7003

Course Title: Health Policy, Politics and Issues
Credit Hours: 2 credit hours
Catalog Description: Critical analysis of public policies and issues affecting nursing and health care delivery. Encompasses economic, political, social, technological, ethical and legal influences on consumers and health care providers from a global perspective.

NUR 7004

Course Title: Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: Analysis of nursing and other selected concepts, models, and theories as related to nursing practice, administration, and education in development and application of nursing science.

NUR 7005

Course Title: Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice
Credit Hours: 4 credit hours
Catalog Description: Critical analysis of the components, methodology, and state of the art of research for nursing to plan change for best practice.

NUR 7102

Course Title: Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan for Advanced Nursing Practice
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: An in-depth scientific knowledge base is explored relevant to selected pathophysiological states across the lifespan confronted by graduate nurses. This course provides a basis for the foundation of clinical decisions related to selected diagnostic tests and the initiation of therapeutic regimens. Pathophysiology is correlated to clinical diagnoses and management.

NUR 7103

Course Title: Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Across the Lifespan
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: Focuses on prescriptive knowledge of pharmacologic agents used in treatment of common primary health care problems, stable chronic disease states and acute care diseases across the lifespan. Emphasis on indications, mechanisms of action, drug interactions, side effects, and client education.

NUR 7104

Course Title: Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: Application of cognitive processes and psychomotor skills needed for comprehensive health assessment. Emphasis is on health history; physical, developmental, and nutritional assessment; and identification of common client problems across the life span.

NUR 7105

Course Title: Population Health
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: This course synthesizes methods of population assessment and planning to construct population-appropriate interventions for health care delivery systems. The focus is on safe, quality, and culturally-appropriate advanced nurse practice activities to meet emerging world needs.

NUR 6101

Course Title: Nursing Curriculum Development
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: Analysis of learning theories and models of nursing curriculum design.  Development and evaluation of nursing curriculum and educational programs.

NUR 6102

Course Title: Teaching and Evaluation Strategies in Nursing Education
Credit Hours: 4 credit hours
Catalog Description: Examination and application of the art, principles, theories, models, and strategies of teaching and evaluation in nursing education.  Role of nurse educator in classroom and clinical is explored.

NUR 6103

Course Title: Practicum in Nursing Education
Credit Hours: 5 credit hours
Catalog Description: Observation, participation, and practice in teaching nursing concepts.  Seminars synthesize previous learning with application to the role of the nurse educator.  Clinical practicum required.

Contact Information

Concentration Contact:

Cindra Holland, DNP, RNC-OB, ACNS-BC, Director of Nursing Education concentration
Email: cindra.holland@wright.edu
Phone: (937) 775-2597
Fax: (937) 775-4571

General Contact Information:

Wright State University
3640 Col. Glenn Highway
Graduate School
344 Student Union
Dayton, OH  45435
(937) 775-2976

Sue Bevan
Title: Administrative Specialist
Email: sueanne.artz@wright.edu
Phone: (937) 775-3577
Fax: (937) 775-4571

Financial Aid Nursing

Email: nursing_graduate_programs@wright.edu