Educate the future health care providers
In addition to focusing on the graduate level nursing competencies, the Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator concentration – develops students for the nurse educator role.
Blended with Education
The Nurse Educator concentration blends core nursing courses with education theory and practice. In conjunction with faculty members from the School of Education and Human Services, nursing faculty assist students with obtaining practical teaching experience and knowledge in this specialty. As a result, UM-Flint graduates will be qualified for faculty positions, staff nurse educator positions and other teaching roles.
A Curriculum that Delivers Results
In addition to focusing on the graduate-level nursing requirements, this program includes coursework in curriculum design, teaching methods, educational needs assessments, and learner-centered theories and methods. Graduates of the MSN program will demonstrate a set of nurse educator competencies including facilitating student learning and development, assessment and evaluation, instructional technologies, and more. Our students will be highly prepared to sit for the Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE) offered by the National League for Nursing.
Solving Faculty Shortages
Healthcare delivery has changed dramatically over the past decade signaling the demand for nursing faculty. Despite universities working diligently to solve the faculty shortage, national vacancies still exist. The University of Michigan-Flint helps to solve this shortage by preparing highly proficient MSN graduates to fill faculty positions throughout the State of Michigan and beyond.
Available on a full (3 years to complete) or part-time (4 years) basis, most requirements are completed online. Students complete the required clinical experiences in local healthcare sites and/or nursing educational settings under the close supervision and mentorship of experienced nurse educator professionals. Visits to UM-Flint are minimal throughout the entire MSN program. Students attend a program orientation and have a campus residency.
Accessible Nursing Faculty
Learn from professional clinicians at the forefront of their fields. Our faculty experts remain available to support, mentor, and guide students toward their professional goals throughout the program’s completion and beyond.
As part of the world-renowned University of Michigan community, our students also have access to the full academic and research resources at the Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses.