Sydney Miracle, M.S.Ed.
Coordinator of Advising in Nursing
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 continue to be part of the educational experience rooted in the Nursing Education curriculum. Students learn to design curriculum that uses the most current technology, based on evidence based practice, to engage learners. 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:
The curriculum evolves from the practical aspects of the nurse educator role and the recommendations from the National League for Nursing (NLN), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 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.