Nursing Education

Nursing Education

Curriculum for Programme

Course Code Course Credit Course Name
NURS 6801 3 Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing Education Students explore current educational concepts, theories and principles and their application to nursing education.  Education models are analyzed and their appropriateness for teaching and learning in nursing are determined.  Special emphasis is placed on self directed learning, experiential learning and the educational process of the adult learner.
NURS 6802 3 Curriculum Development Implementation and Evaluation Nursing/Midwifery Education This course is designed to provide students the nursing education major in-depth knowledge in the curriculum planning and development process.  Participants will acquire the skills and attitudes necessary to design, implement and evaluate a professional nursing curriculum.  Students are facilitated to synthesize various theoretical constructs and concepts with clinical practice.  Knowledge, experiences and nursing health issues in the wider society are used to develop, implement and evaluate a nursing education curriculum.
NURS 6803 3 Testing and Measurement in Nursing Education This course is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge and develop skills in test construction and measurement in curriculum evaluation.  The focus will be on application of testing and measurement principles to nursing education.
NURS 6804 3 Theoretical and Clinical Teaching Practicum This course involves in-depth examination of the principles of teaching and learning both in the classroom and clinical areas.  It also analyzes the critical elements necessary for clinical teaching and guidance.  Current teaching methods and instructional technologies are examined and applied where appropriate and feasible.  Teaching laboratories are used to develop competencies and practice teaching for skill refinement.  Major emphasis is on applying knowledge to clinical practice.  Laboratory and clinical experiences are integrally interwoven into this course.  The focus is to uncover and discover knowledge implicit in the clinical practice.  Use of the androgogical approach is emphasized.
NURS 6805 5 Nursing Education Practice and Seminar This course provides students with planned opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge gained in NE 68A, 68B, 68C, 68D, to practical situations in selected health care and educational agencies.  Students will begin with observation visits in general education institutions and selected nursing agencies progressing to gain teaching/learning experiences in schools of nursing.  The course emphasizes teaching methodologies and techniques and fosters self-directed learning and professional developmental attitudes.
NURS 6401 3 Nursing & Health Information Systems   This course introduces students to concepts, terminologies and principles related to nursing and health information systems.  It familiarizes participants with information systems management, explores database design, implementation and retrieval issues and seeks solutions to address nursing and health information management.  It also introduces students to the capabilities of microcomputer, internet navigation and basic skills in manipulating multiple records in word processing, electronic spreadsheets and managing data bases. Students are enabled to navigate databases, access and transform data into information for nursing research and enhancing the overall quality of nursing and health care. Legal ethical issues related to information and knowledge use are also explored
NURS 6201 4 Research Methods Applied to Nursing Students are engaged in an examination of research designs emphasizing quantitative and qualitative research principles and methods, their application to nursing phenomena and the importance of research in advancing nursing practice.
NURS 6202 3 Nursing Research Project Students will refine the project proposal developed to address a specific nursing project in NE 62A,(Research Methods Applied to Nursing) collect and analyze data and write a project report.
NURS 6501 3 Policy & Ethical Issues in Nursing/Health This course focuses on the examination of nursing and health care practice.  It explores the trends, projections, legal and ethical issues inherent in the policy process.  Emphasis is placed on the implications for health care delivery specifically in nursing practice.
Year/Specialization: 1
Course Code Course Credit Course Name
NURS 6600 3 Mental & Physical Health Education and Health Promotion Students review concepts, principles and methods of health education and health promotion as these relate to physical and mental health.  Particular emphasis is placed on the Caribbean Charter for Health Promotion and its implications for nursing practice.

Qualifications for Admission


Qualifications for Admission:-

The MScN programme is offered to general or psychiatric trained nurses who hold registration/licensure in their current jurisdiction of practice; can verify first licensure/registration if it is different from that which is currently held, and is eligible for licensure/registration in any of the countries served by the UWI AND


1) Have a total of five (5) years post RN licensure/registration clinical practice as a registered nurse in an approved recognized agency, institution or organization where Primary, Secondary, Tertiary or Extended Health Care services are offered. Students requiring admission to Advanced Nursing Practice must have five (5) years current clinical practice. The time spent on any educational programme is not included in this five (5) year practice requirement. AND


2) Hold an undergraduate degree with normally not less than second class honors


3) Hold a graduate degree OR

4) Hold approved technical and/or professional qualification(s) awarded by an approved body and approved by this University and currently holds a middle level position OR

5) Have in the opinion of the University, other qualification(s) and experience of special relevance to the programme.

6) Registration/licensure as a Midwife is also required for certain programmes and will be considered in the evaluation of (3) and (4). Male nurses who do not hold Midwifery Registration or Licensure may present transcripts and certification of appropriate and comparable programmes.

Within the Regulations, every effort will be made to facilitate the individual student’s academic goals, professional and career expectations, and employment realities.

An applicant may be required to:

1) Sit an entrance examination and/or

2) Attend an interview and/or

3) Have a period of orientation appropriate to their programme of interest, BEFORE admission

An applicant will:

1) Have the relevant educational transcripts sent directly by the educational institution to the UWI

2) Complete a portfolio relevant to nursing education/practice/experience on the form(s) provided

3) Have two (2) referees complete and send their respective recommendation on the prescribed UWI form directly to the University of the West Indies

4) Provide any other documentation requested

5) Meet the deadlines stated for the submission of documents