Daemen College’s Nursing Education program is an option for nurses who wish to pursue graduate-level education preparing them for roles in staff development or nursing education.
Nursing education requires nursing faculty prepared at the master's level, who can serve as educators and leaders for the nursing profession. Skills in facilitating learning through advanced knowledge of curriculum design, teaching, evaluation, advisement, and other activities are addressed in classes.
- Students in the Nursing Education program at Daemen have firsthand experience with participation and completion of a research project and thesis. They will work with a faculty chairperson and committee to develop and complete an original research project of their own design.
- The faculty is experienced in teaching and gives individualized attention to each student. They are highly accessible for discussions and advisement for students in the program.
- Courses are geared towards preparing students for teaching careers including strategies and methods for delivering content, how to assess and evaluate student learning and program outcomes, and how to develop curriculum.
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited program or possession of a baccalaureate degree in another discipline. Students possessing a baccalaureate degree in another discipline document their achievement of identified baccalaureate nursing competencies through a process of academic transcript and resume review, and a personal interview with the nursing faculty. Consult the Nursing Department for complete details.
- One year medical-surgical clinical experience (or equivalent).
- Completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a grade of C or better.
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above (on a 4.0 scale) from all colleges/universities attended. Applicants with GPAs below 3.25 in undergraduate studies may be admitted on a provisional basis if they submit evidence of the potential to be successful in graduate studies.
- New York State License and current professional nurse registration (Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program); registered professional nursing license and registration (Nursing Executive Leadership Program, Nursing Education Program).
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Interview with the nursing faculty.
Upon completion of the Master in Nursing Education Program, the graduate will:
- Engage in the scholarship of teaching to facilitate student learning, professional development, and socialization.
- Create an environment that promotes critical thinking and problem solving within the teaching-learning process.
- Use applicable educational principles, theory, and research to develop and implement teaching strategies that optimize student learning.
- Synthesize information from a variety of disciplines to develop strategies for change in nursing education and curricular development.
- Work collaboratively within the institutional environment and the academic community to function effectively as a nurse educator.
- Integrate the values of respect, collegiality, professionalism, and caring to build an organizational climate that fosters the development of learners.
- Incorporate professional, legal, moral, and ethical standards into practice.
- Critically analyze and synthesize research to determine applicability to practice.
- Develop a research project or thesis pertinent to nursing education.
- Contribute to professional nursing through advanced nursing education practice and professional involvement.
- Exhibit leadership behavior as a nurse educator as evidenced by enhanced self-knowledge, cultural sensitivity, team dynamics, and systems thinking.
- Analyze the impact of community, societal, and professional trends in health care on nursing education.
The Nursing Education program will award one $2,000 merit-based scholarship every fall. Eligibility criteria for the awards (in order of weight) are:
- New graduate students matriculated on a full-time basis in the Nursing Education program
- Interview with the Nursing Graduate Program Director or Nursing Department Chair
- Admissions application data:
- GPA from all previous colleges and universities attended
- Letters of reference (3)
- Letter of intent
Students are eligible for funding for the first year of study only. Students receiving full tuition reimbursement from other sources (e.g. employer reimbursement, other grants or scholarships) are not eligible for this scholarship program. In the event that more than one student in a program equally meets the criteria, the scholarship funds will be split evenly among the qualifying students.
For more information, or if you would like to visit the Nursing Department to talk with faculty, please call 716-839-8387.