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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
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Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education

New Program, effective Fall 2016

At the conclusion of the program graduates will be able to:

  1. Facilitate learner development and knowledge acquisition through the effective creation of learning environments in classroom, laboratory and clinical Settings, demonstrating the understanding of lifelong learning, and the values and behaviors expected of those who fulfill the educator role.
  2. Utilize assessment and evaluation strategies to assess and evaluate student learning in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings, as well as in all domains of learning.
  3. Participate in curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes that reflect contemporary health trends and prepares graduates to function effectively in the health care environment.
  4. Pursue and demonstrate a commitment to continuous quality improvement in the nurse educator role from a multidimensional approach that recognizes the impact of interdisciplinary collaboration, political, institutional, social and economic forces on the role.
  5. Engage in scholarship as an integral part of the faculty role, and use current research to function as a change agent and a leader to create a preferred future for nursing education and nursing practice.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the MSN Education Program at EMU School of Nursing, students must first meet requirements set by the Graduate School. Applicants are considered for selection into the program upon completion of the following:

  1. Possess a B.S.N. degree (Applicants holding an R.N. license with a bachelor’s in another discipline may apply for a conditional admission).
  2. Have at least a cumulative 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) college GPA. (Applicants may seek conditional admission with a GPA of 2.75).
  3. International students must have a minimum score of 550 (paper) or 79 (Internet) on the TOEFL or 77 on the Michigan English Language Ability Battery (MELAB) or 6.5 on IETLTS, or 53 on Pearson Test of English. (These scores are the same requirements as the EMU Graduate School.)
  4. Have a current unrestricted license to practice as a professional registered nurse in Michigan or eligibility to obtain a Michigan license.
  5. Submit two (2) professional references that document competence in nursing practice and potential for success in a graduate program of study. (Complete the reference forms provided). Submit a two to three page essay about professional goals, reasons for obtaining a M.S.N. degree (or certificate) and your future plans.
  6. Submit a four to five page current sample of your writing using peer-reviewed literature to support your ideas. Essays will be evaluated based on your ability to express yourself, degree of scholarly content, spelling, grammar, and use of the American Psychological Association style with a minimum of three references.
  7. Have successfully completed an approved basic statistics course that includes descriptive and inferential statistics within the last 10 years.
  8. Have successfully completed a basic health assessment course.
  9. Successful completion of an undergraduate community health nursing course and clinical (or equivalent), from an accredited university, R.N.S with a Bachelor’s in a discipline other than nursing have to either complete the Community Health Nursing courses (NURS 450 & 451) or successfully completed the Community Health ATI Examination to demonstrate equivalency.

Application Process:

Applicants must:

  1. Complete an application for admission to EMU Graduate School. The university takes an average of 2-3 weeks to make admission decisions.
  2. Submit official transcripts from each educational institution you have attended so your EMU admission application can be processed.
  3. Select the program code on your application.

School Information:

School of Nursing - College of Health and Human Services

Michael L. Williams, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CNE

309 Marshall
(734) 487-2310

School Website

Sherry Bumpus, Ph.D.
Program Director

340 Marshall
(734) 487-2279

Advisor Information:

Bobbi Towne, MSN, RN
Program Coordinator

322 Marshall
(734) 487-2340

Laurie Blondy, PhD, JD, RN
Program Director

342 Marshall
(734) 487-3275

Degree Requirements: 38 hours