The MSN-CNE program offers small class sizes, convenient class offerings and an affordable and innovative curriculum taught by faculty with a reputation for teaching excellence.
Learn in State-of-the-art Facilities
Carroll University’s MSN-CNE students learn in two modern nursing lab facilities—the recently-constructed Donald and Martha DeWees Nursing Simulation and Collaboration Hub in Doug and Nancy Hastad Hall and the Henke Nursing Center, both located on the historic main campus.
- Simulation rooms with adjoining control and observation rooms
- State-of-the-art medical manikins and equipment
- Large laboratory/examination area equipped with hospital beds and exam tables
- Four debriefing pods
Improve Clinical Expertise
Advanced courses in pharmacology, physical examination and pathophysiology prepare nurse educators with the latest clinical knowledge, skills and methodologies. Education in healthcare informatics provides skills in using data and technology systems to inform patient care through effective treatment and efficient practices. Evidence-based research projects provide additional expertise in developing procedures and solving complex problems.
Develop Teaching Strategies
In addition to “what” to teach related to clinical expertise, graduates will be equipped with the skills of “how” to effectively teach others. Courses on teaching and learning, curriculum design, evaluation of learning and the role of a nurse educator develop foundational skills. Coursework on leading and managing change ensure graduates are prepared as change agents in today's dynamic healthcare environment.
Prepare for Certification
Carroll University MSN-CNE graduates will be eligible to sit for the CNE or CNE-cl examinations offered by the National League for Nursing (NLN).
These certifications establish nursing education as a specialty area of practice and create a means for academic faculty and clinical nurse educators to demonstrate their expertise in this role, communicating the highest standards of excellence in the profession are being met.