Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Nurse Educator track, is a 35 credit hour program of study. The curriculum is designed to accommodate the working nurse who desires an advanced degree in nursing. Students are admitted in fall and spring semesters and may be able to complete the program in six consecutive semesters, including summer terms, by taking 6-7 credit hours per semester. The program of study must be completed in five years as measured by the first semester of enrollment through degree completion. The degree program also prepares the graduate to pursue a doctoral degree.

How You'll Benefit from an MSN - Nurse Educator:

The program prepares both Academic Nurse Educators and Clinical Nurse Educators. Academic Nurse Educators are found in institutions of higher learning as faculty in nursing programs. Clinical Nurse Educators are found in hospitals and other healthcare agencies and focus on educating consumers of health care as well as providing staff education.

  • Garner skills you can use right away.
  • Advance into a more fulfilling position
  • Prepare for doctoral-level studies.
  • Broaden your career options to include academia or healthcare organizations


 MSN Foundational Courses MSN Nurse Educator
N500 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 3cr N510 Advanced Health Assessment 3cr
N620Technology in Nursing Practice 2cr N530 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3cr
N600 Roles, Issues, and Public Health Policy 3cr N520 Advanced Pathophysiology 3cr
N610 Leading Change in Healthcare 3cr N640 Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, and Assessment for the Nurse Educator 4cr
N630 Scientific Inquiry I 3cr N650 Professional Dimensions of the Nurse Educator 1cr
N635 Scientific Inquiry II 3cr    
N695 Internship for Graduate Nurse Professional 4cr    
Total Credits = 21 credits
Total Credits = 14 credits
Total credits for Master of Science in Nursing = minimum of 35 credit hours for MSN, MSN Educator, MSN Nurse Leader Executive.









Learn about the admission requirements for this program. 

Printable Curriculum Sheet (PDF)

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Graduate Program Handbook & Catalog


Other Graduate Programs:

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Leader Executive