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Public Health, Master of Science in Nursing/Master Degree

Master of Science in Nursing

Nurse Educator

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Stephanie DeBoor
(775) 682-7156

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Nurse Educator Post Master's Certificate

The Nurse Educator program integrates scientific findings, nursing and learning theories, informatics, and technology into the development and evaluation of curricula and educational programs in diverse educational settings. Graduates provide ethical, evidence-based nursing education services for multi-cultural and ethnically diverse, students, staff, families, select populations, and communities.

Upon completion of the Nurse Educator Track, the graduate is able to:

  1. Integrates scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
  2. Provide advanced, ethical, evidence-based nursing services for multi-cultural and ethnic individuals, families, aggregates, and select populations.
  3. Apply patient-care and communication technologies to deliver, enhance, integrate, and coordinate care.
  4. Collaborate with other professionals and members of the community to provide optimal coordinated health care to individuals, families, special populations, and communities with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.
  5. Respect diversity to address complex health care needs of persons, including the un-served and under-served, populations, and communities, in the role of nurse leader, educator, and/or advanced practice nurse.
  6. Participate in the ethical organization, management, and policy negotiations of health care delivery systems to use advocacy strategies to influence health and healthcare.
  7. Participate in the application of safe patient care and quality health care practices.
  8. Participate in the development of nursing as a science, through the use of theory, research, and scientific processes, while acquiring a foundation for doctoral study.

Note:  This program is open to nurses with a master's or doctorate in nursing who plan to or are teaching in schools of nursing or are in roles as nurse educators in staff development or health education.

Master's in Nursing Education

Call NumberCourse TitleNumber of Credits
NURS 716 Advanced Ambulatory Pharmacy 1-3
NURS 717R Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 735R Introduction to Knowledge Development and Scientific Inquiry 3
NURS 736 Health Care Policy and Social Justice 3
NURS 737

Population Aggregate Health Care Issues



Advanced Health Assessment


NURS 760

Care of Specialized Populations


NURS 780 Curriculum and Evaluation 3
NURS 781 Instructional Design & Evaluation 3
NURS 782 Nurse Educator Practicum 5
NURS 797
NURS 798
Thesis (Plan A)

Research Project (Plan B)

NURS 795R Comprehensive Examination 1

Total Credits: 37-39

For more information about nursing education and the role of the nurse educator, contact:

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University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  NV  89557-

(775) 784-1110
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