Kelly is a 2017 graduate of the Master of Science in Nursing program on the education track.
Students must hold a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree to enroll in the Graduate Certificates in Nursing Education or Nursing Administration. Both certificate programs require the completion of 12 credits. Students attend flexible classes in a modified accelerated nursing program while continuing to work.
Students take a minimum of 2 three-credit courses and 1 six-credit practicum at Emmanuel College, all in hybrid format over 14 week semesters.
The nursing education track is designed to prepare nurse educators who can be employed as faculty members, staff development coordinators, clinical unit-based teachers and patient educators. Nursing graduates who select an education concentration are eligible to seek national certification as nurse educators once they meet the requirements outlined by the National League for Nursing (NLN).
This nursing administration track is designed to prepare nurses for positions as nurse administrators, nursing directors, nurse managers, case managers, coordinators of clinical research projects and project directors. Graduates who select a nursing administration concentration are eligible to seek national certification as nurse executives once they meet the work or consultation requirements outlined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
This innovative curriculum provides a cross exposure for education and administration students while preserving the core content needed for each specialty. Hybrid courses provide specific track focus in the online component and class presentations. In class discussions entail concepts that cross specialties, such as accreditation, communication, and career advancement. Students gain exposure to each track, benefiting from the rich environment of peer sharing while maintaining the focus of their primary advance role, education or administration. This format enhances the student's ability to blend roles in the work environment or advance in different directions throughout their career.