The Nurse Educator program is for nurses who are interested in developing the knowledge and skill needed to teach nursing. The MSN in nursing education requires 24 credits of core courses and 15 credits in the Nurse Educator Role courses. The program prepares experienced nurses with knowledge of curriculum development, teaching and evaluation strategies. Courses are offered which enable students to develop course syllabi, prepare for individual class presentations, and utilize evaluative measures. Both classroom and clinical teaching strategies are discussed. Two of the Nurse Educator Role courses require 12-hours per week of practicum experience. Completion of a thesis or special project will be required for graduation.