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The minor is open to graduate students in the Sinclair School of Nursing as well as nurses interested in teaching in a school of nursing who are graduate students in other departments on campus (e.g. Health Education, Public Health, Health Management and Informatics, Human Development and Family Studies, etc.). Graduate nursing students who already have a MS in Nursing Education or a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education will not be eligible for a graduate minor in nursing education as their prior graduate coursework is substantively identical to the required courses.

The graduate minor in nursing education consists of a minimum of 10 graduate credit hours of nursing education coursework.

All students are required to take two core courses for graduate minor:

  1. N8854 Teaching Strategies in Nursing (3 cr)
  2. N8864 Curriculum Development in Nursing (3 cr)
  3. N8874 Evaluation Strategies in Nursing and Healthcare (3cr)

After completion of the two core courses, students will complete a faculty supervised 4 credit teaching nursing practicum. Students may select from two practicum courses which best meet their learning needs and professional goals:

  • N8950 Teaching Nursing Practicum (4 cr) or N8954 Distance-Mediated Teaching Nursing Practicum (4 cr).

These aforementioned courses also can be supplemented by problems courses.