BOWIE, Md.—Bowie State University announced that they will offer a nurse educator track for the Master of Science in Nursing degree program starting in fall 2013 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC), a regional facility that provides university and professional training courses in southern Maryland.
The nurse educator track will be offered in addition to the family nurse practitioner track and will prepare todays nurses to be instructors in academic or health care settings. Students will gain an advanced understanding of the nursing curriculum by observing and designing programs of study. The nurse educator track is already being offered at Bowie State Universitys main campus.
Bowie State started offering the family nurse practitioner track at the SMHEC in fall 2012 and has enjoyed great success, with about 150 applicants competing for 40 slots. The family nurse practitioner track trains nurses for advanced clinical nursing practice in medical settings.
Were actually trying to encourage more to go into nursing education because there is such a shortage in nursing faculty, said Dr. Devora Winkfield, coordinator of the BSU graduate nursing program.
To be admitted to the MSN degree program, applicants must have a minimum of one year of nursing experience. Visit the MSN webpage at http://www.bowiestate.edu/academics/departments/nursing/master/ for more information about admission requirements.