Nursing Education, M.S.N.


The program’s curriculum is designed to prepare professional nurses to enter educational roles and work within both colleges and universities as well as hospital systems.  Graduates of the program may be eligible to sit for the nurse educator certification examination.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply theoretical knowledge to the practice of advanced nursing roles.
  2. Utilize evidence to address population health problems.
  3. Demonstrate professionalism as a nurse educator in the academic and clinical setting.
  4. Pursue quality, effectiveness, and innovation in shared leadership of interprofessional education teams.

Requirements for Earning the M.S.N. Degree Include the Following

  1. Completion of an approved program of study;
  2. Completion of an applied research course, NURS 791;
  3. A GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses attempted for graduate credit and all courses numbered 700 and above;
  4. A GPA of a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses on the approved program of study;
  5. Passing a comprehensive assessment during the last semester of the program. 


Total program 39 credit hours

Course Title Credits
NURS 700Theoretical and Conceptual Foundation for Nursing3
NURS 702Pharmacologic Mgmt in Pediatric, Adult, & Gerontological Patients Across Hlthcare Delivery Continuum3
NURS 704Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 13
NURS 707Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses3
NURS 710Role of the Nurse Educator3
NURS 720Clinical Application of Population Analysis3
NURS 724Education in Nursing3
NURS 725Education: Curriculum and Evaluation3
NURS 789Statistical and Research Methods for Nursing Practice3
NURS 727Teaching Practicum in Nursing 23
NURS 739Online Instruction and Technology in Nursing Education3
NURS 743Advanced Nursing Practicum for the Educator 23
NURS 791Seminar in Clinical Nursing Research3
Total Credit Hours39

Indicates on campus immersion course.


Indicates practicum course.