The Master of Science in Nurse Education prepares nurses to teach in a variety of settings, i.e. associate degree-nursing programs, clinical faculty in baccalaureate programs and health care agency education programs. It provides the theory and practice experiences to develop and implement educational offerings in a variety of settings for diverse populations.

The program will equip nurses with a variety of teaching strategies and delivery systems for today's new learning environment, and provide them with the necessary tools and strategies to effectively evaluate nursing performance in both clinical and classroom settings.

Nurses who complete the Master of Science in Nurse Education will be eligible to sit for the nursing educator certification exam offered by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

Program of Study

Core Courses: 12 hours

NUR 602 Scholarly Inquiry for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 hours
NUR 605 Advanced Health Assessment 3 hours
NUR 606 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 hours
NUR 607 Advanced Pharmacology 3 hours
  Total 12 hours

Other Courses: 21 hours

NUR 640 Curriculum Development in Nursing 3 hours
NUR 641 Teaching/Learning in Nursing Course Info. 3 hours
NUR 642 Testing and Evaluation in Nursing 3 hours
NUR 643 Faculty Role Development in Nursing 3 hours
NUR 644 Practicum in Teaching
(must be taken in last enrollment semester)
3 hours
NUR 646 Instructional Technology in Nursing Education 3 hours
NUR 652 Clinical Practicum for Nurse Educators 3 hours
  Total 21 hours

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from a Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission of Nursing Education (ACEN), or Commission on Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) accredited baccalaureate program with a major in nursing.
  • An overall grade-point average minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all baccalaureate coursework or on the last 60 semester hours of baccalaureate coursework completed.
  • Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA must submit an acceptable score on either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years. The minimum score on the MAT is 410. The minimum scores for the GRE are 150 Verbal, 150 Quantitative, and 3.0 Analytical Writing.
  • Current unencumbered registered nurse license

To be considered for admission, an applicant must provide a complete application that includes the following:

  • Official transcripts from each university or college attended.
  • Resume/CV including educational history, professional employment, and current certifications.
    Example CV Template
  • Proof of unencumbered nursing license.

Meeting the above does not guarantee acceptance.