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College of Health Professions15 Graduate Programs 15 College of Health Professions Graduate ProgramsCareer outcomes The faculty of the Lienhard School of Nursing envisions the Master of Arts Program for Nursing Education as preparing leaders for educational roles in health care settings as well as in educational institutions. This is an exciting program with which to begin an edu-cational career. It also serves as foundational work for those who choose to progress towards doctoral study.Required Courses (32 credits)NUR 621 Analysis of Concepts of Primary Health Care 3NUR 624 Decision Making in Health Care Systems 3NUR 655 Advanced Nursing Research 3NUR 6XX Elective 3NUR 705 Principles of Leadership 3NUR 706 Educating the Educator: Concepts Behind the Practice of Teaching 4NUR 707 Developing the Methods: Teaching/Learning Strategies 4NUR 708 Joining the Academic and Practice Settings: Elements of the Faculty Role 4NUR 713 Project-based Precepted Leadership Experience I* Total Credits: 32*Requires health clearance/clinical clearance. For further information, please call the nursing office at (914) 773-3324.There is tremendous demand for nurse educators. Pace's Nursing Education program will mentor and prepare you for leadership roles in a variety of academic and health care settings.Two courses of study are available:. A 32-credit Master of Arts degree program for RNs with at least one year of experience in clinical practice. A 20-credit certificate of advanced graduate study for RNs with a master's degree in nursing and at least one year of experience in clinical practiceThe MA is offered completely online with precepted clinical opportunities close to you.What you learn Our Master of Arts in Nursing Education will provide you with the latest concepts and theories that support sound educational prac-tice in today's complex health care and academic environments. Course content includes adult learning theory, learning styles and educational strategies, use of technology for teaching and learn-ing, diversity in the work environment, educational policy, and legislative issues. Curriculum design, assessment and evaluation techniques, and strategies for successful clinical and classroom teaching also are studied.How you learn An immersion in leadership literature will help you develop as a reflective educator. You will have an exciting opportunity to col-laborate with and learn from experienced educators in a variety of settings. You will complete an evidence-based practice project related to an educational issue as well as a student-teaching experience. The MA in Nursing Education is offered online with precepted clinical opportunities offered in the student's locale.Nursing Education

All Lienhard programs are approved by the New York State Education Department, and are also nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036.16 College of Health Professions1 6Graduate Programs College of Health Professions Graduate ProgramsDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)Preparing you for the most advanced level of clinical nursing practiceOur cutting-edge DNP program admitted its first cohort of students in fall 2008. Built on nearly 40 years of experience in educating pri-mary health care family nurse practitioners, our innovative curricu-lum meets the eight essential content areas identified by the Ameri-can Association of Colleges of Nursing for the DNP. State certified, board eligible family nurse practitioners with master's degrees and advanced practice experience are welcome to apply for advanced standing.What you learn Our DNP will prepare you for the most advanced level of clinical nursing practice. You will design, implement, evaluate, and continu-ously improve health care delivery and outcomes using a culturally competent evidence-based approach. How you learn This three-year program is offered in an executive format. Students meet at Pace's New York City Campus five times per semester for each course they are taking. The remainder of the coursework takes place online and is supported by communication technology. Cours-es are designed to help you understand the relationship between clinical practice and organizational systems, finance, health care policy, economics, ethical and legal contexts of practice, teaching and learning, analytic methods, and information systems in primary health care. Through a 450-hour clinical mentorship, you will identify and carry out an evidence-based practice project aimed at address-ing a national health disparity.Career outcomes As family nurse practitioners, our DNP graduates will be poised for clinical leadership positions in primary health care.Required Courses (37 credits)NUR 800 Scientific Underpinnings for Advanced Practice Nursing 3NUR 810 Organizational Systems and Leadership for Advanced Practice Nursing 3NUR 820 Evidence-Based Practice Methods and Techniques I 3NUR 830 Health Care Policy Strategic Action 3NUR 840 Teaching and Learning in Advanced Practice Nursing 3NUR 850 Ethical Choices and Legal Context for the Advanced Practice Nurse 3NUR 860 Evidence-Based Practice: Methods and Techniques II 3NUR 870 Health Care Economics and Finance for Advanced Practice Nursing 3NUR 880 Technology and Information Systems for Advanced Practice Nursing 3NUR 900A Mentorship IA: Doctoral Project 2.5 NUR 900B Mentorship IB: Doctoral Project 2.5 NUR 910 Mentorship II: Doctoral Project 5 Total Credits: 37