Dr. Roxanne Hauber
Learn more from the
Nurse Educator web site.
The MSN Nurse Educator program is designed to prepare well-qualified nurses to become well-prepared nursing educators in order to pursue careers in patient education, staff development, and pre-licensure nursing education programs in community colleges, and other educational settings. Like nursing, nursing education is also an art and a science. The course sequence is designed to transform well-qualified baccalaureate nurses into well-prepared nurse educators. Program content is centered around the teaching-learning process and focuses on the theoretical foundations of nursing education, curriculum development, instructional design and strategies, and assessment and evaluation in a variety of settings. Concurrently, forces that impact nursing education are explored.
SACS, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Students will need to do their clinical experiences in Florida through affiliation agreements with local clinical agencies and colleges. All courses are offered online. Some courses require proctored exams.
Program graduates can serve as faculty in schools of nursing, and as educators for healthcare facilities, patients, communities, and entrepreneurs.
These courses may not be offered every semester.
Students must reside in Florida, possess a BSN degree from a nationally accredited program with an upper division grade point average of 3.0 or higher, have competitive scores on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), and an unencumbered State of Florida RN License.
Prospective students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better and a MAT of 400 or better. In lieu of the MAT, students may substitute GRE scores of 151 or better verbal, and 144 or better quantitative. Fax or mail to the College of Nursing: official Transcripts, a copy of GRE scores, two (2) letters of recommendation, and a copy of the applicant's current Florida RN License.
The work for graduate nursing degrees (including transfer credit) must be completed within seven (7) years from the time the student matriculates into the FSU graduate nursing program.
The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2016-17 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.