New nursing education tracks have been approved for St. Ambrose.
On June 6, the Iowa Board of Nursing approved both the MSN in Nursing Education track as well as the Post Master's in Nursing Education Certificate option.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in a report released in February 2012, the RN workforce is a top occupation for growth. The number of RNs will need to increase by 1.2 million to meet growth in positions as well as to replace retiring nurses. More nursing faculty will be required to meet this need.
Both St. Ambrose nursing education options will prepare nurses for the role of clinical nurse educator in baccalaureate and associate degree programs as well as staff education in agencies where nurses provide direct care services.
Students will develop advanced preparation in a clinical focus area of their choosing as well as specific knowledge and skill in curriculum development and clinical teaching and learning assessment. Opportunities to teach in the classroom, the simulation laboratory, and clinical agencies will be provided.
Classes will be offered on campus as well as in a distance delivery format. Graduates of the MSN programs at St. Ambrose are also prepared for further doctoral study.