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Nursing (Nurse Educator: Adult and Gerontology), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #984 (BCR) California, MD, United States
The Nurse Educator option of the Graduate Nursing program at Loma Linda University is offered to prepare students for faculty positions in nursing education. It assumes that students have selected a clinical focus for which they will pursue further knowledge and experience in their graduate study along with preparation for teaching. 
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Overview

The Nurse Educator option leads to a masters of science degree accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The 54 units of course work build on the content of the baccalaureate degree and has a strong emphasis in advanced nursing theories, physiology, cultural and behavioral concepts, research, nursing issues and role development. The teaching-learning strand within the curriculum is on the development of advanced intellectual, clinical, leadership, and investigative skills.

Students may be admitted any term during the year, part-time study is available, and courses are offered to accommodate working nurses. The student will be encouraged to obtain certification in their clinical area as part of the evidence of clinical expertise for the faculty role.

Possible Careers: Clinical or classroom teaching in nursing education at colleges/universities

Accreditation

The University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The MS and DNP Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Foundations for Evidence-based Practice
  • Health Systems Policy Development and Advocacy
  • Intermediate Statistics for Translational Nursing Research
  • Translational Research for Advanced Practice
  • Bioethics and Society
  • Ethical Issues in Public Health
  • Christian Social Ethics
  • Bioethics and the Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, both cumulative and in nursing courses
  • Current RN license
  • Application with personal essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts for all college credits
  • Interview by faculty members in the School of Nursing
  • One year of RN experience is required prior to entering clinical courses
  • Nursing experience is preferred in the area of desired clinical option
  • Each applicant's clinical experience will be individually evaluated.
  • Health Science Reasoning Test
  • Essay on future nursing role

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    27504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

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