Academic Program Proposal

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Proposal
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Institution
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Proposal
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Awarded
Academic
Program
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Decision
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MHEC Final
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Date
Salisbury University
Proposal
Master of Science in NursingNurse Educator12/21/2017Approved1/3/2018
Nurse Educator Program Description
Salisbury University is pleased to submit a proposal for a substantial modification to the existing Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Educator (hereafter referred to as MS-Nurse Educator).This program, first authorized in 2007 and offered in Fall of 2008, is the only one of its kind on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and is designed for students who are interested in careers in nursing education, whether in academic or clinical practice settings. Given the shortage of nursing educators, this program is especially important in meeting regional and statewide workforce needs. <br> <br>The MS-Nurse Educator curriculum modification will expand practicum experiences as required by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the national accrediting body {CCNE, 2016). These experiences will allow students opportunities to use advanced nursing practice skills in a clinical environment as well as develop competence in the nurse educator role. Core coursework on learning theory and role development, curriculum development and program evaluation, and instructional strategies and technologies, consistent with national standards for advanced certification provided by the National League for Nursing, will also be added. <br>