Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education

Nursing Education Degree Online

This specialization prepares the professional registered nurse with additional knowledge and clinical expertise in Nursing Education that builds on baccalaureate nursing education and practice. This specialization prepares the graduate to understand emerging trends and roles in nursing education in both the academic and healthcare environments. Tenure, promotion, governance, academic freedom, and ethical concerns will be emphasized. All students of our MSN online degree programs will be required to complete a Major Applied Research Paper (MARP) at the conclusion of their Specialization as part of their final research seminar.

The specialization focuses on current trends in:

  • Leadership and management
  • Human diversity and social issues
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Research and global, evidence-based practice

RN to MSN Bridge Option

For information on our RN to MSN Bridge Option, go here.

MSN – Nursing Education Specialization Outcomes

  • Integrate nursing and related sciences into the delivery of advanced nursing care to diverse populations
  • Utilize advanced health assessment and pathophysiology in making nursing diagnoses and decisions about educational and therapeutic interventions
  • Design nursing care for a clinical or community-based population based on biophysical, psychosocial and organizational sciences
  • Demonstrate professional and high level communication skills when involved in peer review, advocacy for patients and families, reporting of errors and professional writing
  • Function in a leadership role when collaborating with team(s) to generate knowledge that supports evidence-based practice and improves healthcare outcomes
  • Apply theory and researched-based knowledge from nursing and the sciences when defining and conceptualizing nursing curriculum
  • Identify stakeholders who should be involved in curriculum development

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Course Highlights & Curriculum

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
HSN501 Healthcare Systems
NUR533 Curriculum Design and Learning Outcomes
NUR539 Organizational Dynamics of Higher Education

Full curriculum

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

Additional online degree details

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

Career Information

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the outlook for careers in registered nursing is excellent. Employment is expected to grow faster than average, particularly for those RNs who have a MSN degree. In addition, the Veteran's Administration, many community and public health agencies as well as several state governments are moving to higher educational requirements for their caregivers. [1]

With an MSN specializing in Nursing Education, nursing professionals can advance their careers in hospitals, physicians’ offices and other facilities requiring clinical nursing instructors, nursing faculty and registered nurses who know what it takes to integrate emerging trends in nursing education in both academic and practical healthcare environments. The median annual wage for registered nurses is expected to be in the mid-60s [2]. A Master of Science degree specializing in Nursing Education could also be the edge you need to secure a position as a medical and health services manager, such as a director of Nursing – a field of healthcare professionals projected to see more than 73,000 positions open up by 2022 [3], an increase of 23 percent!

10-year Job Growth[3]

  • 388,800
  • 315,500
  • 2012
  • 2022
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs for medical and health services managers. 2022 total jobs is an estimate.

Average Salaries[2]

  • The top 10% earn$94,720
  • The median earn$65,470
  • The lower 10% earn$45,040
Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries for registered nurses are dependent on prior experience as well as the number of years of seniority.

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