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The education tracks are designed to prepare academic nurse educators and professional staff development educators. The current critical shortage of nurse educators has resulted in an abundance of career opportunities nationwide. The MS program of study is 32 credit hours and the post-master certificate is 14 credit hours of study including content and practice in both academic nursing education and professional staff development.The traditional program includes 320 hours of required teaching practicum activities, and the post-master’s certificate includes 256 hours of required teaching practicum activities that are included in the nursing education specialty courses
*Notice: Oklahoma Board of Nursing requirement for faculty for nursing education programs: “All nurse faculty shall present evidence of current practice with a minimum of two (2) years full-time equivalent practice as a Registered Nurse in a clinical setting preceding the first date of first employment as a teacher”.
The OUCN Education Pathway is based on the latest standards for nursing education set by professional organizations, including:
The education specialty courses will assist the student in preparation for Nurse Educator certification by the NLN. The NLN requires two years of full-time experience in an academic faculty role as part of the eligibility for writing the certification examination.
Students in the Education Pathway have the opportunity to work with experienced OUCN faculty members on numerous OUCN sites. OUCN faculty are experienced in the latest technology-mediated educational methods. Education pathway students may work with experienced faculty teaching in the baccalaureate program on the development and delivery of innovative online teaching methods.
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* Notice: Effective November 1, 2012, applications will no longer be accepted for Summer terms.
Notice: Students may not enroll in nursing courses unless they are accepted in and committed to completing a specific pathway.
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Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be prepared to:
The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing offers a direct entry option for RNs that have a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field. Visit our NNBD page for additional information.
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