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Nurse Educator (M.S.N.) 2016-2017 Catalog Year

College of Health Professions and Social Work

School of Nursing
(239) 590-7485

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Nurse Educator Program prepares students for the academic nursing specialty.  The emphasis of the program is the delivery of advanced nursing knowledge and leadership skills relevant to the nurse educator role.  The MSN Nurse Educator program uses the core competencies outlined by the National League for Nursing (NLN) as a framework for facilitating learning through curriculum design, teaching, evaluation, and other roles and functions in which nurse faculty may participate.


The master's degree in nursing program at Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Admission Requirements

  See program website at URL listed above.

Minor Requirements

Note: See program admission requirements for prerequisite courses.

  1. Required Courses in the Major (38 credits)

    Traditional and RN-MSN Pathway
    NGR 6002 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
    NGR 6002L Adv Health Assessment Practice (1)
    NGR 6141 Advanced Pathophysiology (4)
    NGR 6172 Pharmacotherapeutics (4)
    NGR 6701 Academic Role of Nurs Educator (3)
    NGR 6710 Teach & Assess Strat Nsg Ed (3)
    NGR 6711L Adv Clin Pract for Nurse Educ (2)
    NGR 6712 Foundations of Nursing Educ (3)
    NGR 6713 Design&Eval of Nurs Curricula (3)
    NGR 6811 Advanced Nursing Research (3)
    NGR 6894 Global Trends & Practice Persp (3)
    NGR 6941L Nurse as Educator Practicum (3)
    NGR 6942 Nurse Educator Capstone (2)
    NGR 6945L Clinical Specialty Practice (1)


Additional Graduation Requirements

Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.
Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Satisfactory completion of Nurse Educator capstone project.

Progression Requirements

Students in the program must meet specific progression, clinical, and graduation requirements.  See Nurse Educator Program Guidebook, Graduate Student Handbook, General Graduate Academic Policies and FGCU Graduation Requirements.

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