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  • 24 months
The mission of Valparaiso University College of Nursing and Health Professions at the undergraduate and graduate levels is to prepare critically inquiring, competent, professional nurses who embrace truth and learning and who respect Christian values while promoting health for persons in dynamic health care environments. The Nursing program is offered by Valparaiso University.

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Nursing practice incorporates the four metaparadigm concepts: nurse, person, health, and environment. These four components are interconnected in a dynamic, ever-changing milieu.

The master of science in nursing prepares nurse educators for academic communities and/or health care organizations. At the completion of the 30-credit program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Synthesize the roles of the nurse educator in academic communities and/or health care organizations
  • Facilitate and evaluate learner achievement of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor outcomes in diverse settings
  • Design curricula and create program outcomes that reflect the dynamic health environment
  • Develop and implement strategies to address the environmental influences of culture, economics, ethics, law, policy, politics, society, and technology on teaching and learning
  • Integrate the processes of scholarship, critical thinking, communication, change, and lifelong learning into the nurse educator role
  • Contribute to the academic community or health care organization, profession, and community as an innovative nurse educator
  • Programme Structure

    • Special Topics in Biology (Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology)
    • Pharmacologic Principles for Nurse Educators
    • Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators
    • Organizational and Systems Leadership for Nurse Educators
    • Foundations of Nursing Education
    • Evaluation in Nursing Education
    • Leadership in Clinical Nursing Education
    • Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
    • Research and EBP for Nurse Educators

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Credits
      30 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus
    • More information Go to the programme website

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      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    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).

    • Graduate from an accredited college or university.
    • Complete  Valparaiso 's Application Profile and Form 
    • Submit Official Transcripts
    • 2 Recommendation Letters
    • Reflective essay
    • Pay Application Fee
    • Passport Copy
    • TOEFL (minimum 80) IELTS (minimum 6.0)
    • Financial support documents (must show at least $30,120 for most programs)

    Tuition Fee

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      14000 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 14000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National Applies to you

      14000 USD/year
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      Based on the original amount of 14000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Valparaiso

    • 1223 - 1980 USD/month
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