Nurse educator option

Nued student working on undergraduate course with field guide
Nued graduate student working on undergraduate course with field guide


The goal of the nurse educator (NUED) program is to prepare nurses with the skills to influence nursing practice in both healthcare delivery and academic settings. The program is practice-oriented and theory-based, intended to prepare nurses for advanced nurse educator roles in a variety of settings.


Graduates will:

  • use emancipatory pedagogy to develop collaborative relationships among students, teachers, and clients across academic and health care settings
  • develop curriculum, course and learning activities based on critical and emancipatory theories
  • critically examine how theory informs advanced nursing education practice
  • develop strategies to deliver, evaluate and assess teaching and learning
  • consider ethical complexities in teaching and learning across sectors
  • reflect on, and enhance competency based learning environments
  • enact best practices in nursing education
  • provide leadership in advancing excellence and innovation in nursing education
  • model the nurse educator roles of teacher, scholar and collaborator at all levels and in diverse settings
  • promote nursing scholarship in academic and practice settings
  • assume leadership in curriculum, instruction and evaluation
  • become a leader in nursing education
During the completion of my NUED master’s degree, I became part of a fruitful and interactive community of practice that respectfully honored and upheld each other’s unique values, goals, contexts and worldviews. This student community became an essential source of inspiration, motivation, and encouragement that I relied upon for the successful completion of the NUED program. - Nancy Vording, 2015 graduate