Nurse Educator Track

Nurse Educator Track (NE)

The Byers School of Nursing, Nurse Educator Track is designed for nurse who wish to gain knowledge, skills, and expertise related to teaching in nursing.

Nurse Educator Program Outcomes:

  1. Utilize nursing and education research to create teaching strategies designed to support nursing education in a dynamic learning environment.
  2. Exhibit leadership skills as a significant figure in the interdisciplinary health care team for the improve men of nursing education.
  3. Analyze legal, ethical, and regulatory issues impacting health care delivery systems and education systems for the improvement of nursing education.
  4. Engage in scholarship activities within the nurse educator role.

Nurse Educator Track Guidelines

Admission Policy

Participants enrolled in the Nurse Educator program must comply with the Byers School of Nursing Graduate admissions requirements.

Program Delivery

The Nurse Educator program is offered using a distance learning methodology*.

Academic Advising

Upon admission to their Nurse Educator program, the student is assigned to a graduate faculty member who will work with the student to develop a curriculum plan. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors prior to registration each semester to confirm their program plan.

Registration Procedures

New students are given instructions on how to register with their acceptance letter. Before or during the first half of the first semester, students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisors to map out a curriculum plan. For the remainder of the program students are responsible for registering for their own classes. The process is as follows:

  • Graduate students may register on-line via the Walsh University Cavalier Center ( ( To register on-line, the student must obtain an alternate PIN from their assigned academic advisor and resolve any holds that may prevent registration.
  • Obtain a form from the website ( ( Click on “Academic” and scroll down to the “Office of the Registrar” link. Scroll down to the link “forms” and then on “Graduate Registration Form”. Download as copy and fax (330) 490-7372, mail, or present the completed form to the Registrar’s Office (located in Farrell Hall).

* Online refers to the definition from the Higher Learning Commission: Distance-delivered courses are those in which all or the vast majority (typically 75% or more) of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence, or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other.

Nurse Educator Track

Foundation Courses (12 Credit Hours)
NURS 701Nurs Sci Adv Pract:Theor/Found3
NURS 702Advanced Nursing Research3
NURS 706Hlth Care Policy, Organ/Financ3
NURS 710Nurs Role & Ethics for Clin Do3
Practice Application Courses (19 Credit Hours)
NURS 610Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 612Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 614Adv Health Assessment3
NURS 633Sem & Prac in Adv Nurs Spec4
NURS 705App of Epidemiol to Hlth Serv3
NURS 718Hltcr Tech & Data Mgmt3
Expert Knowledge (11 Credit Hours)
NURS 630Assess,Meas&Eval in Nurs Educ2
NURS 631Curr Design in Nurs Education3
NURS 632Teach Strateg in Nursing Educ2
NURS 635Practicum in Nurs Education (200 clinical hours)4
Total Clinical Hours: 350
Total Hours42