The MS – Leadership in Nursing Education curriculum consists of:
Three (9-credits) core MS courses
Seven (18-credits) core education courses
Two (6-credits) track-specialty courses or generalist education electives
One, (2-credits) teaching practicum (112 hours)
Nursing educators will play a pivotal role in the future of nursing. Our program provides 112 hours of teaching practicum that focuses on clinical teaching, simulation-based instruction through courses in collaboration with Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), and experiential learning in nursing programs. During your final semester, engage in an onsite teaching practicum at an accredited nursing school in your geographic area.
You will experience a curriculum that will advance knowledge and skills in clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, program development, academic and clinical teaching, leadership, and policy. Nurse educators use their training to improve health care outcomes, streamline procedures, and prepare nurses of the profession.
A Unique and Innovative Approach
The program will include interprofessional partnership with the Institute’s Health Professional Education (HPEd) program and the Institute’s alliance with Center for Medical Simulation (CMS). Emphasis is placed on utilizing unique Institute programming, including Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI), the Institute's strong instructional design capacity, and a long history of pedagogical excellence within the School of Nursing.
Over the course of the part-time two-year online program, you will:
- Grow as a leader, teacher, and mentor
- Strengthen your critical thinking abilities and research knowledge to improve educational models
- Gain knowledge of quality improvement to effect change in educational systems
- Become highly qualified to serve a diverse clientele with sensitivity, compassion, and humility.
After earning your degree, you can seamlessly transition to the PhD in Health Professions Education or the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at the MGH Institute and are eligible for certification as a nurse educator (CNE) through the National League for Nursing (NLN).