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Nurse Educator Specialty Track
Bridge Program


This program provides Registered Nurses, who hold a B.A. or B.S. in a discipline other than Nursing, with the opportunity to enter and complete the Master of Science in Nursing program at Worcester State University. The program prepares Bridge students for M.S. level work by assuring that they have achieved the educational outcomes of the B.S. in Nursing Program.
 

Bridge Core

NU 900

Individual Assessment (1 credit)* (Must be completed before end of first semester of part-time study.

NU 901

Community Health and Health Policy (3 credits)*(Must be completed before end of third semester of
part-time study.

NU 902

Transition to Advanced Nursing (3 credits)*(Must be completed before end of the fourth semester of
part-time study.

 

 

Year One

Semester I

NU 930

Social Policy and the Economics of the Health Care  Delivery System (3 credits)

NU 946

Biostatistics (3 credits)

 

 

Semester II: Summer

NU 937

Advanced Health Assessment (3 credits)*

 

 

Semester III

NU 933 

933 Nursing, Health, and the Environment (3 credits)*

NU 925

Nursing Research in Advanced Practice (3 credits)*

 

 

Year Two

Semester I

NU 938

Advanced Concepts in Physiology and Pathophysiology (3 credits)*

NU 910a

Professional Role Development: Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education (3 credits)*

 

 

Semester II: Summer

NU 939  

Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology (3 credits)*

 

 

Semester III

NU 920

Conceptual Foundations of Nursing (3 credits)*

NU 940 

Curriculum and Instructional Design (3 credits)*

 

 

Year Three

Semester I

NU 951

Nursing Leadership and Administration (3 credits)*

NU 942

Teaching & Learning in the Age of Technology
(4 credits)*

 

 

 Semester II: No summer course

 

 

 

Semester III

 

 

Professional Core

NU 910

Professional Role Development (3 credits)*

NU 920

Conceptual Foundations of Nursing (3 credits)*

NU 925

Nursing Research in Advanced Practice (3 credits)*

NU 951

Nursing Leadership and Administration (3 credits)*

 

 

Interdisciplinary Courses

NU 936

Epidemiology (3 credits)*

NU 941

Program Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)

NU 930

Social Policy and the Economics of the Health Care Delivery System (3 credits)

NU 946

Biostatistics (3 credits)

 

 

Specialty Courses in Community/Public Health Nursing

NU 961

Nursing Science I: Community/Public Health Leadership Theory and  Practicum (9 credits)*

NU 966

Nursing Science II Community/Public Health Leadership Theory and Practicum (9 credits)* 

 














































































Bridge students must:

1. Complete the self-evaluation assessment of prior learning tool at the time of entry into the program.

2. Meet with their assigned graduate program advisor to plan a course of study that bridges BS expectations and entry into graduate nursing studies.

3. Compile a portfolio of their professional activities according to the guidelines and submit it to the Graduate Program Coordinator. The portfolio will be evaluated by the Graduate Program Coordinator and an individualized educational plan will be developed to support the student in the achievement of all baccalaureate level competencies.  

Note: The Traditional Entry Program is usually completed in 3 years of part-time study or two years of full-time study.

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