Teaching and Curriculum Development for Nurse Educators - UMassOnline

N620: Teaching and Curriculum Development for Nurse Educators


For information about registering, please contact Lisa Ogawa at 508-856-3621.

Course Description

N620 Advanced Nursing Science: Teaching and Curriculum Development for Nurse Educators presents theoretical and evidence-based teaching theories, technologies, and skills.  The course addresses the nurse educator knowledge and competencies identified by the National League for Nursing.  Emphasis is placed upon contemporary approaches to educating nurses in various settings with different learners.  Nurse educator roles, theories of learning, curriculum development and research in nursing education are included.  Learning activities include required readings and web-site explorations, online discussions, small group projects, brief field experiences, and individual teaching presentations. Students will be expected to critically respond to class content both in writing and verbally.  Assessment of the student’s ability to think and write critically is a major form of student assessment during this course.

N620  is the initial course offered by the University of Massachusetts Worcester Graduate School of Nursing for baccalaureate prepared nurses who have an interest in pursuing a career as a nurse educator.  It is open to non-matriculated students as well as students accepted into the Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate Program.   UMOL-N620 offers three (3) graduate credits and is available each fall semester beginning in mid-August and each spring semester beginning in early January.  UMOL-N620 is offered in both a blended or fully online course format.   Students completing the blended course attend six (6) face-to-face classes on Tuesday evenings from 4:30 – 7:30 during the course.  Students may also select to complete the course fully online.  All students will be enrolled into the same course and inform faculty of preferred format during the first two weeks of the course.  All students will use Blackboard Vista during the course. Maximum 12 students.

Course Pre-requisites
Basic computer skills including internet search, sending and receiving e-mail, sending and opening e-mail attachments, MS Word and Powerpoint, creating and managing documents and files.   Students will need a UMASSMED e-mail account, Blackboard Vista account, and access to the UMASSMED Souter Library online materials.   High speed internet access is recommended.

Academic Information

3 graduate credits

Schedule and Fees

Meets: Online September 8 – December 19, 2009
Enrollment ends 9/1/09
Cost: $1425.00 ($475.00 per credit)


Maureen Wassef, PhD, RN