MSN Nursing Education and Faculty Role
The newly revised Master of Science in Nursing with the major in Nursing Education and the Faculty Role prepares graduates for roles as a clinical faculty member, online teacher, lab coordinator/director, and faculty member in a community college for contemporary nursing education. Nursing education is changing with emerging technologies and modern pedagogies are required for the nursing faculty member of the future. Coursework will provide theory and real-world experience to support the teaching and learning environment, specifically focusing on curriculum design and evaluation, in addition to the legal environment for the nursing faculty member. Learning experiences will be designed for classroom and clinical settings as well as for the virtual environments of the college lab, simulation, and online learning. Special emphasis will be placed on engaging students in the use of innovations in the teaching of nursing. The advanced clinical course will provide the student with in-depth clinical theory and experience beyond the bachelor's degree. The MSN degree with the Nursing Education and the Faculty Role major requires 39 credit hours with associated clinical and practicum hours. During the teaching practicum, students will work with master teachers to become fully immersed in the role and responsibilities of a faculty member. In addition, the SON offers a Post-Master's Nursing Education and Faculty Role Certificate, for those students who already possess a masters or doctoral degree and wish to gain additional theory and experience in nursing education.
Although the program is offered online, certain courses require a one week campus visit in the fall.
This program is based upon and consistent with the mission and philosophy of Duquesne University. The Master of Science in Nursing degree requirements can be completed on a full-time (6 credits per semester) or part-time basis. After being accepted for admission to the MSN program, each student is assigned a faculty mentor who will assist the student in completion of a Program Plan. Students have up to five years to complete the program.
The Duquesne faculty is committed to nurturing a flexible and creative scholarly environment that encourages students to participate actively in their learning and professional development.