Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education Specialization (Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program)

Earn an Online MSN Nursing Education Degree

Get the education, clinical expertise and knowledge you need to advance your career by earning your next nursing degree online. Grantham University’s Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education specialization will help you understand emerging trends and roles in nursing education in both academic and healthcare settings.

You’ll also explore current trends in leadership and management … human diversity and social issues … health promotion and disease prevention … and research and global, evidence-based practice.

What will I learn in the MSN in Nursing Education online program?
The courses build on baccalaureate nursing and education, highlighting tenure, promotion, governance, academic freedom and ethical concerns.

Plus, as part of your final research seminar, you will complete a Capstone Project at the conclusion of your specialization. Review this Comparison in MSN Specializations to explore the option that best fits your career aspirations.

Note: If you’re an RN and interested in this program, but only have your associate degree, explore our RN to MSN Bridge Option.

What careers can I pursue with my online MSN Nursing Education degree?
The MSN-Nursing Education specialization is for nursing professionals seeking to become educators in healthcare. Potential positions include patient educator, staff development educator or nurse faculty1.

How long is the MSN in Nursing Education program?
At 37 credit hours, the online nursing courses in this specialization should be completed in 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will the online MSN Nursing Education degree program cost?
The graduate rate is $325 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin frequently, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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MSN Nursing Education Specialization Outcomes
After successfully completing this specialization track in nursing education, you will be able to:

  • Create educational experiences based on sound educational theory and evidence-based teaching practice that facilitates learning in all domains: cognitive, affective and psychomotor.
  • Design strategies that address the unique learning needs of diverse students and assist in the socialization into the role of the nurse.
  • Develop assessment and evaluation strategies which are appropriate to the learner and support the teaching-learning process.
  • Design curricula based on program outcomes, sound educational theory and contemporary health care practices.
  • Incorporate knowledge of the social, economic and political arenas as well as the institutional culture and climate, which would facilitate practice in the educational environment.

Master of Science in Nursing Outcomes
Regardless of specialization, upon successful completion of an MSN program, you will be able to:

  • Integrate nursing and related sciences into the delivery of advanced nursing care to diverse populations
  • Incorporate concepts of advanced practice nursing when making nursing diagnoses and critical thinking decisions about educational and therapeutic interventions
  • Design nursing care for a clinical or community‐based population based on cultural diversity, biophysical, psychosocial, and organizational needs
  • Demonstrate high-level communication skills when involved with patients and professionals both within and outside the healthcare field
  • Combine theory and research-based knowledge from nursing and the sciences as they relate to the interdisciplinary team when designing, coordinating and evaluating quality patient care
  • Demonstrate commitment to the improvement of the nursing profession through lifelong learning

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, nurses, healthcare professionals, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
GU500 Graduate Student Success 1
NUR506 Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR552 Legal and Ethical Issues of Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR533 Curriculum Design and Learning Outcomes 3
HSN501 Healthcare Systems 3
NUR538 Assessment and Teaching to Diverse Learning Styles 3
NUR516 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 3
NUR535 Concepts of Distance Education 3
NUR513 Diverse Populations and Healthcare 3
NUR539 Organizational Dynamics of Higher Education 3
HSN521 Modern Organizations and Healthcare 3
NUR603 Nursing Education Research Seminar 3
NUR604 Nursing Education Practicum 3
Program and core: 37
Electives (0): 0
Total: 37

NOTE: Nursing courses must be taken in the sequence shown above.

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Masters
Delivery method: Online Except For Practicum Course
Availability: Available
Starts:Twice Monthly

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