Post Master Nursing Education Certificate for Internationally Educated Nurses
Post Master Nursing Education Certificate
for Internationally Educated Nurses
The University of Southern Indiana (USI) is located on a 300 acre campus in southwestern Indiana about four miles west of Evansville, Indiana. USI was originally founded in 1965 as a regional campus. Twenty years later, because of the growing need for a comprehensive public university in southwestern Indiana, the Indiana General Assembly established USI as Indiana's fifth public four-year university with its own nine-member Board of Trustees. USI is recognized as the fastest growing university in the state of Indiana. As a state supported, broad-based comprehensive institution, USI serves approximately 10,700 undergraduate and graduate students throughout Indiana and the tri-state regional area. There are five colleges within the University: the College of Business; Bower-Suhrheinrich College of Education and Human Services; College of Liberal Arts; College of Nursing and Health Professions; and the Pott College of Science and Engineering. USI is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Post Master Nursing Education Certificate Program Outcomes
The Post Masters Nursing Education Certificate for Internationally Educated Nurses prepares the nurse to be an educator in schools of nursing , health care institutions, and community settings. Skills in curricu-lum development, implementation and evaluation are cornerstones of the program. Evidence based teaching strategies for the classroom are emphasized. Measurement of student learning and program outcomes are incorporated in the study program. There are a total of 20 graduate credit hours in the Post Masters Nursing Certificate.
The graduate of the post masters nursing certificate is prepared to:
- Integrate the roles of faculty scholarship, teaching and service.
- Formulate learning objectives, learning strategies and activities in relationship to theories of teaching and learning.
- Facilitate relationships between students and clinical agencies demonstrating an expertise in nursing and the ability to influence change.
- Advocate for students and develop mutual respect through advising, counseling, understanding diversity, conveying a sense of caring and serving as a preceptor and role model.
- Integrate into the role of a faculty member participation in institutional committees and leadership to the school, institution and the profession.
- Disseminate knowledge of teaching expertise through publication and presentation of innovative teaching methods and outcomes of scholarly work.
- Integrate innovative and creative teaching strategies that incorporate increasing use of technology in education, changing perspectives on teaching and learning and the needs of a global society.
Spring Semester - January, 2011
NURS 672: Teaching Strategies for the Nurse Educator (5 credit hours) This course focuses on the assessment of learning needs and the development and implementation of learning experiences in the classroom and clinical settings. The theoretical foundations of teaching and learning, selection of appropriate teaching strategies for classroom, simulated laboratory and clinical instruction, use of technology and multimedia learning resources, and the concept of distributive learning are emphasized.
NURS 673: Evaluation Strategies for the Nurse Educator (5 credit hours) This course focuses on the process of evaluation in nursing education. Evaluation models and concepts related to the measurement of outcomes in classroom and clinical instruction are introduced, as well as those related to program evaluation. Evidence based standards for evaluation will be studied. Legal and ethical issues related to student evaluation are discussed. Current issues related to the evaluation of outcomes in nursing education are emphasized.
Fall Semester - August, 2011
NURS 671: Curriculum Development for the Nurse Educator (5 credit hours) This course focuses on curriculum development and the nurse educator role. Curriculum development models and processes are evaluated. Historical and contemporary factors influencing curriculum in higher education and nursing education are analyzed. The multiple facets of the nurse educator role and issues impacting the role are studied. Field work to support development of the nurse educator role and curriculum development skills in included.
NURS 679: Nurse Educator Practicum (5 credit hours) Students will have the opportunity to observe master teachers and to participate in organized faculty development activities. Intensive education experiences in the nurse faculty role will be provided. Faculty preceptors will guide the student’s participation in selected teaching activities that occur in the classroom, the learning resource center, the clinical simulation lab, and the community.
Individuals wishing to participate in the Post Master Nursing Education Certificate for Internatioinally Educated Nurses with INSCOL Academy in India must contact INSCOL Academy for further information.
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