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MS in Nursing - Nursing Education (Bridge)

The Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education) program at Grand Canyon University is designed to prepare students to transition from a bachelor's in an unrelated field to a master's program in nursing. Learn more about the program.

Official Program Name:

Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education)

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Bridge

Program Prerequisites:

Students applying to Grand Canyon University's Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education) program will need at least a bachelor's degree. It might be a good fit for people who have an interest in teaching nursing in an academic or a clinical setting. Applicants to Grand Canyon University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

With the Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education), students have the opportunity to gain the fundamental skills and knowledge it takes to start a master's degree program in the field of nursing education. Students may learn the basics in the field, from assessing patients' health and doing statistical analysis to research techniques and pathophysiology. Additional focuses includes effective communication, instructional strategies, and serving the community.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

18 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education) Program:

In order to help provide the fundamentals needed to start a master's degree program in nursing education, courses here focus on general prep. There are five courses and 18 total credits. Required courses may change from time to time, so contacting Grand Canyon University is the best way to get the most accurate information.

Major Courses (18 credits)

  • Professional Dynamics
  • Health Assessment
  • Applied Statistics for Health Care Professionals
  • Introduction to Nursing Research
  • Concepts in Community and Public Health
  • Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Clients' Health

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Since the Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education) is specifically designed as a bridge between a bachelor's and master's, the logical next step educationally for students is to pursue a master's in nursing education.

Career Paths:

As this is a program geared specifically to prepare students for entrance into a master's degree program, graduates may not be able to move directly to a career in nursing education. Rather, students can use this program to start (and complete) a master's in nursing education. Once a MSN degree in nurse education is completed, graduates might be able to pursue the following careers:

  • Certified nurse educator
  • Clinical nurse educator
  • Academic nurse educator

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