Learners are required to complete 10 courses including 720 the final comprehensive examination (not required for PhD applicants who will next complete 709 Candidacy Exam).
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 701: Advanced Curriculum Development and Evaluation
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The focus is on the theoretical, pedagogical and philosophical issues of curriculum design and evaluation in medical education. Additionally, there is an emphasis on advanced methods of curriculum and program evaluation.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 703: Advanced Learning Theories and Cognition
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced study of theories of learning and cognition in medical education. The focus is on cognitive and learning theories of medical decision making, reasoning and clinical diagnoses.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 705: Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in NURSING Education
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced study of research design such as experimental methods, repeated measures, surveys, naturalistic research, factor analysis, multiple regression and qualitative methods.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 707: Advanced Psychometric Theory and Practice
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Advanced study of psychometric theory and its applications including classical test theory, item response theory, latent trait theory and generalizability theory.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 712: Introduction to Leadership Theory
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Explores concepts of leadership and analytical competencies needed to become an effective leader in a variety of settings.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 714: Leadership Emotional Intelligence and Strategic Thinking
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Explains how the theory of emotional intelligence and strategic thinking positively influences the leadership process.
(NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 715: Project Design, Development and Implementation)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course enables students to initiate, develop and implement a project by putting into practice the insights they gained from their completed courses in Education Sciences.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 716: Leadership and Organizational Theory
Provides a clearly structured exploration of the ways in which the variety of theories and perspectives that constitute organization theory provide profound challenges for organizations.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 718: Quality Management in NURSING And NURSING Education
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Comprises experiential projects and exercises of quality management and provides opportunities to individually reflect and write about the concepts explored.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 719: History and Philosophy of NURSING Education
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Examination of medical education's key historical developments within the context of education and educational philosophy.
NURSING EDUCATION SCIENCES 720: Final Comprehensive Examination (PhD applicants are required to complete this course in preparation for submitting a project proposal for qualification for entry to the PhD program when enrolling in their next course: 709 Candidacy Exam)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Those completing their DNE will, within 3 months, complete the examination which will consist of answering 3 of 4 questions posed by the DNE program director.
Those applying to the PhD program will, within 3 months, complete a comprehensive dissertation proposal under direction of the DNE program director.