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N622: Advanced Instructional Methods


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

Course Description

N622 Advanced Nursing Science: Advanced Instructional Methods is a required course within the 11-credit Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate offered by the University of Massachusetts Worcester Graduate School of Nursing.  The course emphasizes selected instructional strategies continuing to build nurse educator knowledge and competencies identified by the National League for Nursing.  It is open only to students who have been accepted into the Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate Program.   N622 offers two (2) graduate credits and is available each fall semester. It is a fully online course using Blackboard Vista.

N 622 Advanced Nursing Science: Advanced Instructional Methods provides the student with opportunity to synthesize and apply diverse classroom and clinical teaching strategies.  Emphasis is placed on contemporary student-centered instructional methods including problem-based learning, distance education, and other evidence-based approaches.

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.

Acceptance into the Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate Program.
Successful completion of N620 Teaching and Curriculum Development or may be taken concurrently with 620 or permission of instructor. 

Academic Information

2 graduate credits

Schedule and Fees

Meets: Online September 8 – November 20, 2009
Enrollment ends 9/1/09
Cost: $950.00 ($475.00 per credit)


Elaine Parker, PhD, RN, CNE