Nurse Educator-Master of Science Degree
ROLE OF NURSE EDUCATOR
The Nurse Educator:
• Assesses the learning needs of the patient, family, student groups, or community.
• Develops curricula for patient, family, student groups, or community.
• Facilitates the learning process.
• Determines communication style.
• Evaluates how information is received and understood.
• Applies the appropriate interventions for specific learning needs.
Each student is assigned an advisor on admission to the program. The graduate student is responsible for initiating each step in progression toward the degree. At the point of submission of the degree plan to the graduate office, the chair of the supervisory committee becomes the advisor. This may or may not be the same faculty member who was assigned as advisor for the student on admission to the nursing program. The student should notify the graduate nursing program academic assistant if there is a change in advisor. The academic assistant will then notify the Graduate Office and the previous advisor.
Applicants must complete the graduate school admissions application. Application and directions are at www.ndsu.edu/gradschool/ . Three professional references are required. Two of the required references are to be from professional colleagues that can address clinical competence and ability to succeed in graduate study. Prospective students are asked to compose an essay that includes a narrative of professional experience and a statement of their professional goals.