The baccalaureate nursing program and master’s/post-master’s certificate programs at Cedar Crest College located in Allentown, Pennsylvania are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 404-975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program and the master’s/post-master’s certificate programs is continuing accreditation.
School of Adult and Graduate Education
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The nurse educator post master’s certificate program will give you the skills to help prepare the next generation of nursing professionals, and to advance the knowledge of current nurses and health care consumers. You’ll learn to create effective learning environments for clients and students; evaluate how well they’re learning; formulate outcomes and design curricula; engage in scholarship; and function as a change agent and leader.
Semester 1 (Spring)
MSN 531 Curricula in Nursing Education (3 credits; 14 weeks)
Semester 2 (Fall)
MSN 532 Nurse Educator Practicum I (4 credits [3 credits didactic; 1 credit clinical (56 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)
Semester 3 (Spring)
MSN 535 Nurse Educator Practicum II (6 credits [3 credits didactic; 3 credits clinical (168 clock hours)]; 14 weeks)
Integrate knowledge of theory and research to develop a comprehensive and ethical approach for nursing practice, education, and administration in a global society.
Utilize advanced clinical knowledge and skill to promote, maintain, and/or restore optimum wellness to clients.
Articulate the issues and trends that affect the social, economic, political, and institutional forces that influence nursing and health care delivery.
Critically appraise and utilize scientific, expert, and other sources of knowledge to ensure quality outcomes in the context of evidence-based practice.
Develop collaborative and interprofessional relationships to improve health outcomes in a variety of settings.
Create an environment in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings that facilitate student learning and achievement of desired cognitive, affective, and psychomotor outcomes.
Recognize the responsibility for helping students develop as nurses and integrate the values and behaviors expected of those who fulfill that role.
Use a variety of strategies to assess and evaluate student learning in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings, as well as in all domains of learning.
Formulate program outcomes and design curricula that reflect contemporary health care trends and prepare graduates to function effectively in the health care environment.
Function as change agents and leaders to create a preferred future for nursing education and nursing practice.
Maintain competence in the educator role through the commitment to and pursuit of continuous quality improvement.
Engage effectively in scholarship as an integral component of the nurse educator role.
Demonstrate knowledge about the educational environment within which the student practices and recognize how political, institutional, social, and economic forces impact the role of nurse educator.
Note: Adapted from the National League for Nursing Core Competencies of Nurse Educators with Task Statements (2012).