The MSN/MEd program at Xavier University is an innovative, integrated program whereby the student will receive two separate degrees – the Master of Science in Nursing (education track) and the Master of Science in Education. This program was developed in response to a community need for nurse educators. The MSN/MEd prepares the graduate to administer and teach in educational settings (e.g., CE providerships, in-service educators and nurse educators).
The curriculum consists of a minimum of 61 semester credit hours. The core courses include theoretical and practical knowledge, which serve as the foundation for advanced nursing education in a variety of roles. Core courses focus on three major themes which are consistent with the philosophy for the graduate program: critical systematic inquiry, professional and personal development, and management of information and resources in a rapidly changing health care environment. The courses in the education track emphasize education principles and skills that enhance adult education management and practices.