Nursing Education Subspecialty

Subspecialties are specialty areas not considered primary areas of advanced practice nursing. Students in all programs can add these subspecialties if they are pursuing any appropriate area of advanced practice nursing.

Nursing Education

The College of Nursing is proud to offer a Nursing Education Option as a subspecialty to any MSN or DNP program of study. The Nursing Education courses are designed for Advanced Practice Nurses who wish to earn the MSN in an advanced nursing practice role and gain Nursing Education preparation simultaneously.

Faculty shortages in nursing programs are limiting the number of student admissions at a time when the need for nurses continues to grow. Financial constraints, aging faculty, and increasing competition for clinical sites have also contributed to this potential crisis.

Most programs do not offer courses in nursing education as part of their basic curriculum which leaves many of the nurses qualified to fill faculty vacancies poorly prepared to function in the classroom after graduation.

Whether your current or future position involves nursing education in the campus or clinical environment, we have a plan to help you develop or improve your teaching skills.

Curriculum

Nursing Education – Students can add these 11 credits to any available specialization.

  • NU 620 – Instructional Design and Technology for Nurse Educators (3 credits)
  • NU 621 – Curriculum and Outcomes Evaluation in Nursing Education (3 credits)
  • NU 622 – Current Topics in Nursing Education (2 credits)
  • NU 623- Nursing Education Role Synthesis Practicum (3 credits) requires 180 clinical hours

Contacts

Please feel free to contact Dr. Kristina Miller for more information about this specialty: ksmiller@southalabama.edu.