Prepares students for the academic nursing education specialty. The emphasis of the program is the delivery of advanced nursing knowledge and leadership skills relevant to the nurse educator role.
The MSN Nurse Educator program uses the core competencies outlined by the National League for Nursing (NLN) as a framework for facilitating learning through curriculum design, teaching, evaluation, and other roles and functions in which nurse faculty may participate.
The MSN Nurse Educator Program is for students who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN; formerly NLNAC), and a regionally accredited institution, or the equivalent bachelor's degree in nursing from a foreign institution. The MSN Nurse Educator Program requires 38 credit hours of coursework that includes a capstone project and educator practice hours in classroom, laboratory, simulation lab, clinical, and online environments. The program can be completed in a full-time or part-time plan of study. Classes are offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online, hybrid, and educator practice.