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ERIC Number: ED576156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 106
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3697-3540-6
Master's Degree and Post-Master's Certificate Preparation for the Academic Nurse Educator Role: The Use of the National League for Nursing Core Competencies of Nurse Educators as a Curriculum Guide
Fitzgerald, Ann
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
This study described the education courses in Master's Degree and Post-master's Certificate in nursing education programs and determined the extent to which the eight core competencies, used to certify nurse educator's, were included. The data regarding the required credit hours, practicum hours, distance accessibility, and preparation for the Certified Nurse Educator[superscript CM] (CNE) exam were also collected. A descriptive design using a web scraping technique was used. Program information was obtained from the accrediting bodies for graduate nursing programs in 2015. Course description data were obtained from web pages via curriculum plans, course catalogs, graduate handbooks, or other institutional web pages. Data were collected from each program website, collated, uploaded and analyzed. In both types of programs, evidence was found for the core competencies of facilitate learning (97%), participate in curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes (97%), use assessment and evaluation strategies (95%), pursue continuous quality improvement in the nurse educator role (88%), engage in scholarship (45%), function as a change agent and leader (30%), facilitate learner development and socialization (28%), and function within the educational environment (12%). Only 36% and 40% of MSN Ed and PMC programs, respectively, were completely distance accessible. Required credit hours varied from 28 to 65 for the entire MSN Ed and 6 to 47 for the nursing education courses alone; the PMC credit hours varied from 3 to 45. Practicum hours, for both programs, ranged from 0 to 672. Revision of MSN Ed and PMC curricula is indicated to improve inclusion of content in all competency areas. Moreover, increasing the number of distance accessible programs may encourage more nurses to consider a faculty role. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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