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NURS 7864 Evolving Nursing Education Science and Nurse Educator Roles
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Nurse Education, Nurse Education


Course Level: Doctoral Foundational

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to:

Institution:University of Colorado

Pre-requisites: Not applicable.

Course Description: Exploration of advances in nursing education science and impact of research on pedagogy, roles, and competencies necessary to prepare a well-qualified, diverse nursing workforce across dynamic healthcare systems and environments. Emphasis is on the scholarship of teaching and professional development.


Method of Instruction: online-only in Canvas.

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: No.

Course Contact: Office of Admissions and Student Affairs



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: By the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 1. Critique the evolving state of nursing education science within nursing’s historical perspective and context of contemporary challenges and opportunities. 2. Explore the nursing educator scope and standards of practice, values and beliefs, roles, and competencies across nursing education and practice settings. 3. Analyze the impact of technology on learning environments and educator roles. 4. Examine legal and ethical issues relevant to nursing education and professional development. 5. Analyze strategies for successful transitioning to the nurse educator role and functioning within an academic or practice environment.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: BXN
Instructor: Lorraine Gdanetz
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 06-01-20
End Date: 08-07-20

J. Weinschreider


Section: BXN
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 06-07-21
End Date: 08-20-21



Section: BXN
Instructor: Dr Gail Armstrong PhD DN
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 06-06-22
End Date: 08-12-22

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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