Nursing Education

Master of Science Program: Nursing Education Online

Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Nursing Education track, offered online, prepares the professional nurse to enter the academic classroom and institutional staff development department as faculty to educate the next generation of nurses or to take on staff development responsibilities in a healthcare setting. This advanced professional will apply relevant research in nursing education and understand the ethical and legal issues associated with the role of an educator in nursing. The program will conclude with a practicum learning experience.

Upon completion of the Nursing Education track, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Assume advanced nursing roles in education
  • Develop appropriate programs that respond to the educational and healthcare needs of diverse populations
  • Use epidemiological, social and environmental data to draw inferences for the development of nursing education programs
  • Facilitate the use of evidence-based practice in nursing curricula
  • Design health promotion or disease prevention educational programs
  • Evaluate nursing programs and policies to assure quality outcomes in nursing education
  • Demonstrate leadership in nursing education
  • Use ethical decision making in relevant practice and education roles
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to achieve quality outcomes in nursing education, in both institutions of higher learning and healthcare institutions
  • Promote nursing as a profession and a discipline
  • Demonstrate scholarly inquiry about nursing and health systems through verbal and written communication in educational scholarship
  • Analyzes ethical, legal, and social factors influencing policy

Criteria for Admission

To be considered for admission to any of the Graduate Program tracks at Mount Carmel, the following is required:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program; accreditation by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Master's and Doctoral Degrees also considered for the NP program
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the baccalaureate nursing program
  • Undergraduate statistics and research courses with a letter grade of "C" or better in both. A grade of "C-" will not be accepted.
  • One year recent clinical experience recommended
  • Interview

Application Materials

  • Completed Application
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • One-page typed statement of purpose written by the applicant that outlines applicant's goals and objectives for pursuit of graduate studies in the specialty track
  • Current, unrestricted Ohio RN license or eligibility for Ohio Registered Nurse (RN) licensure
  • Two (2) letters of reference (from individuals such as: work supervisor, professional colleagues, and former faculty members)
  • Official TOEFL scores for students for whom English is not the native language; minimum required TOEFL score of 550 (paper based}, 213 (computer based) or 79-80 (Internet based); TOEFL scores are valid two years from the test date. To learn more about the TOEFL, visit www.ets.org/toefl.
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges/universities

Application Deadlines

The Nursing Education Online track admits once a year. The application is open from September 1 until February 1.

See application for details.

Program Completion

Part-time: completion in three years over seven semesters

Curriculum

View Sample Curriculum of Study here.


For More Information Contact

Our admissions office can be reached at 614-234-4CON or at admissions@mccn.edu.

Graduate Academic Advisor

Anne Hinze, MA
Office 614-234-1135
Fax 614-234-5403
ahinze@mccn.edu