Masters of Science in Nursing Education
The graduate of the programme will be able to plan, develop, implement and evaluate Nursing curricula and Nursing development, professional continuing education and community education programs. The MScN in Nursing Education program will also enhance performance evidence-based research and pioneer innovations. It will also provide an opportunity for career development.
Kenya Methodist University endeavours to develop professional nurses at higher levels of education who will maximize their contribution in nursing education and practice as leaders and change agents.
Goal of the program
The main purpose of the program is to prepare nurse educators who have in depth knowledge, skills and professional values essential for working in a variety of educational and health care settings. The graduates will assume leaders roles as dynamic faculty members in Universities and other training programmes including staff development continuing education and community programmes.
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the course, the graduate nurse will be able to:
- Analyze societal health needs.
- Utilize a variety of teaching strategies and educational resources to facilitate learning in classroom and clinical areas.
- Analyze trends in nursing education and their impact of development.
- Participate effectively in the development, implementation, review and evaluation of Nursing Education curricula and programs.
- Conduct research in the area of nursing education.
Mode of Delivery
The following three modes of study shall apply:
- Full Time Study – The program shall extend over a period of two calendar years (24 months) for a full time student.
- Part Time Study – The program shall extend over a period of three years (36 months) for part time students.
- Distance Learning Mode – The program shall extend over a period of (36 months) for distance learning students.
A student who requires extending the time limit shall make a special request to the Department, Faculty Board and Board of postgraduate Studies. The recommendation of the major supervisor and the Chairman of department will be required. The request should indicate clearly why the extension is required and how it will ensure the program is completed successfully. A student shall not be allowed to request for an extension of more than one year and not more thane once in the program.
Admission Requirements for MScN IN Nursing Program
- In order to be considered for admission into the above program, the candidate must:
- Be a holder of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) from KEMU or any other recognized University.
- Be registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) or its equivalent.
- Should have worked for a minimum of 2 years in a relevant health institution.