Alvernia’s MSN program ensures that you will emerge with the knowledge and skills in nursing education or nursing leadership. Both tracks prepare students to function in a rapidly changing and complex healthcare environment that demands innovative approaches. Learning experiences in both tracks emphasize inter-professional collaboration and cultural competence and additional skills, knowledge and abilities required for healthcare leaders in today’s workplaces.
Graduates are prepared for education-focused positions, such as Nurse Educators in collegiate settings, Staff Development Educators in healthcare settings, Product Educators for medical supply companies or Clinical Educators in patient care settings. Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Administration track graduates are prepared to practice as a unit and as department-level nurse managers and administrators in the healthcare system.
This track is designed for professional nurses who are seeking a career in nursing education or leadership. In the Nursing Education track, students will learn about instructing pre-licensed nursing students in classroom, clinical and nursing simulation lab settings, teaching new and experienced RNs new skills in staff development positions and planning innovative strategies to facilitate the learning process. They also receive rigorous studies in curriculum development and implementation, instructional skills and strategies, use of educational technology, and educational assessment and evaluation. See MSN curriculum for courses and more details.