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.
Nursing Education Track
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.