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NURS695 - Practicum in Nursing Education

Course Details

Course Code: NURS695 Course ID: 5012 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This practicum provides nurse educator students the opportunity to apply specialized learning essential to strengthen and advance their own nursing practice in a particular area or focus in a direct care role. Students work with the practicum coordinator and faculty to identify a qualified preceptor and to select the practicum site for a wide variety of clinical practice settings consistent with AACN’s Master’s Essentials (2011). 160 hours of clinical practice are required for completion of this practicum. All core and specialty courses must be completed before taking this course.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 04/24/22 Winter 2022 Session A 16 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 06/26/22 Winter 2022 Session C 16 Week session
11/30/21 - 04/29/22 05/02/22 - 08/21/22 Spring 2022 Session K 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

The following objectives are aligned with the MSN Program Outcomes (PO):

  1. Synthesize and apply advanced practice nursing concepts and skills to the role of the nurse educator.
  2. Apply specialized learning with a focus on a population of interest or specific role to strengthen and advance nursing care.
  3. Develop clinical proficiency through focused clinical practice experiences to advance patient care, intervention skills, and system assessment that enhance understanding of organizational dynamics.
  4. Select appropriate personal learning objectives for a clinical practicum experience.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills in working with members of an interprofessional healthcare team.
  6. Summarize your learning in the clinical practicum through effective writing and presentation skills

Module Learning Objectives are located within the course.

Masters Essentials covered in this course include I & IX.


Please join the discussions each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded. The Discussions are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the discussions and avoid copying and pasting from websites. In this class there are 8 graded discussions. Six of those discussion are Reflection discussions, and you will be graded on completion of the reflection questions, not on the content.


  • Post the initial response to each discussions by 11:55pm, ET, Wednesday
  • Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
  • Reply to more than 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
  • Responses to classmates are significant to advance the discussions.
  • All discussions can be accessed in the Discussions section of the course.
  • Respond to all questions posed to you in your initial post by instructor and/or peers.

An initial post must precede the response posts to peers. An initial post received after Wednesday 11:55 pm will receive a 10% deduction for each day, for 3 days, prior to discussions being graded. This means the highest grade possible for a late submission of 3 days, is 70%. However, response posts are due by Sunday 11:55 pm. If response posts are not submitted by this time, the discussion is over. Therefore, no points can be awarded for collaboration, and the highest grade possible for late submission past 3 days is 60%.

Tests/ Quizzes

There is a final exam that is an essay exam in which you will answer 3 of 5 questions. This is not timed and there is a rubric to guide you.

Written Assignments

In addition to the written essay exam, there are 5 written assignments due throughout the course. All assignment instructions and grading rubrics are located in the Assignments area of MyClassroom. Assignments are due by 11:55 pm EST on the Sunday of the week they are assigned, or as indicated in the Assignments area.

Required Course Textbook:

All required readings and resources are available within MyClassroom.

Academic Writing Requirements:

The School of Health Sciences requires use of APA format and style and all students are encouraged to have a current copy of the APA Publication Manual. All written assignments are to be submitted in APA format style unless otherwise noted in the assignment directions.

Book Title:There is no required text book purchase. Students should use learning materials, and text books from previous nursing courses as references.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.