College of Health and Human Services

Our graduate program at IPFW offers a Master of Science degree with a major in nursing with an area of concentration in Nursing Education.  Students taking classes in the Nursing Education area will learn to use emerging technologies to engage learners.  

Learning to teach using cutting edge methodologies that include the use of iPad, social media, and high-fidelity simulations is part of the educational experience embedded in the Nursing Education curriculum.  Evidence-based practice serves as the foundation as students learn to design curriculum and match the best technologies and methods used to enhance learning.  Informatics is integrated throughout the graduate curriculum and is emphasized in the Nursing Education Curriculum.

The program provides theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of curriculum development, instructional design, advanced teaching methods, and program evaluation.

Student Learning Objectives for the Graduate Program:

  • Articulate a well-developed and differentiated client plan within the nursing domain and the area of specialization.
  • Synthesize advanced practice nursing knowledge including, ethical, legal, economic, and cultural considerations within the area of specialization.
  • Employ knowledge of evidence-based practice using information, informatics, and cultural literacy.
  • Apply advanced leadership skills to advocate for vulnerable populations.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare members including client, family, and community to facilitate desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrate continued growth as a nursing professional through self-reflection.

The curriculum evolves from the practical aspects of the nurse educator role and the recommendations from the National League for Nursing (NLN) and other nursing organizations.  This is a 42 credit hour program designed for students who have established an expertise in a clinical area and are now interested in nursing education. The curriculum includes coursework related to high fidelity patient simulation strategies, as well as other emerging technologies and related teaching methodologies to improve education outcomes.  The graduate is prepared to assume positions in healthcare agencies or in college settings.


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The IPFW Graduate Nursing Program is accredited by the
 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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