Nurse Educator

Please note: The Nurse Educator program is not accepting applications at this time.

Program Overview

Georgetown’s Nurse Educator program offers professional nurses the opportunity to combine their clinical experience with a passion for teaching in academic and/or professional development settings.

Grounded in theoretical perspectives of nursing and education, the program prepares graduates for advanced practice roles related to nursing education, educational research and policy, and nurse educator leadership.

Nurse Educator Curriculum

The Nurse Educator program delivers a curriculum that focuses on practical nursing application, health care philosophy, and instructional strategy and teaching techniques. The curriculum is offered part time and includes:

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Courses required for nurse educators provide didactic learning experiences in:

  • Online Distance Education
  • Student Assessment
  • Clinical and Laboratory Teaching and Learning
  • Simulation
  • Fundamentals of Leadership
  • Nursing Education Policy
  • Role-Modeling and the Mentor Process
  • Educational Philosophies and Learning Theories
  • Curriculum Development, Redesign, and Evaluation
  • Informatics in Learning Environments
  • Assessment of Learning and Teaching Styles
  • The Instructional Design Process
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Instructional Technologies

Practicum experiences are also a large part of the Nurse Educator program and are held in academic and professional development settings. During your practicum experiences, you will:

  • Design and implement simulation experiences
  • Attend organizational, professional development, and academic committee meetings and workshops
  • Design and implement distance learning modules
  • Develop multiple teaching modules using the instructional design process
  • Facilitate modules in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings
  • Incorporate instructional technologies into the development of content modules
  • Create and implement student assessment strategies

At the conclusion of the master’s program or certificate, eligible graduates will be able to take the examination for the Nursing Professional Development Board Certification offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation, as well as the Certified Nurse Educator credential offered by the National League for Nursing .