Online Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education

The demand for nurses and highly-skilled nurse educators continues to grow. Arizona State University’s Master of Science in nursing with a concentration in nursing education equips you with the skills and strategies needed to teach the nurses of tomorrow.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 12

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 33

Degree questions, answered.

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Develop the skills you’ll need for nursing education leadership roles

In this nursing education master’s concentration, you’ll explore a variety of nursing and education topics, including curriculum design, writing exam questions and more. Led by experienced nursing faculty, courses are designed to foster scholarship, creativity and innovation as a foundation for leadership roles in teaching in academic and practice settings.

Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to make an impact in the field and educate the future nurses and nursing leaders of tomorrow. You’ll also be prepared to advance your nursing career with a variety of applicable roles, such as administrator, educator, supervisor and more.

Depending on your career goals, you can choose to work with a hospital educator or an academic educator during the program. Additionally, the advanced-level courses can provide a transition to doctoral-level study if you choose to further your education.

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Who’s a good candidate for this nursing education MSN concentration?

 

An ideal candidate for this program is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing-prepared nurse with a current RN license and an interest in educating other nurses. Upon completing this nursing education master’s concentration, you’ll be eligible to take the National League for Nursing's Certified Nurse Educator certification examination. Graduates are encouraged to take the exam, especially those interested in teaching after earning this degree.

Please note: Due to legislative regulations, we can’t consider student applications for the Master of Science in nursing with a concentration in nursing education in some states. Prospective students should check the state authorization website for the most up-to-date information. This program is also not available for prospective students who reside outside of the U.S.

Are you interested in earning a master’s in nursing that’s more focused on patient quality and safety? Explore our online Master of Science in nursing program.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Nursing education courses

The courses in this master’s in nursing with a concentration in nursing education teach you how to advance your nursing practice and educate future nurses. Concentration-specific curriculum emphasizes scholarship, creativity and innovation as a foundation for teaching in an academic or practice setting.


Core

Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion


Core

Advanced Health Assessment, Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics for Health Promotion II


Core

Clinical Prevention and Population Health Practicum


Core

Evaluating Research for Practice


Core

Individual and Innovation Leadership in Health Care


Core

Role-Focused Practicum: Nurse Educator


Core

Theoretical Foundations for Nursing


Concentration

Curriculum Development in Academic and Practice Settings


The jobs a nursing education MSN prepares you for

This nursing education master’s concentration prepares you for a variety of careers that aim to educate the future nursing workforce. You’ll graduate with the advanced skills and knowledge needed for career advancement in nursing, including curriculum and course development, delivery, research and evidence-based practice and evaluation methods. Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:

Charge nurse

Chief nursing officer

Clinical professor

Director of nursing

Faculty member

Lead nurse

Nurse educator

Nurse manager

Nurse supervisor

Learn from leading faculty in nursing education

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Learn from leading faculty in nursing education

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

How to apply

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they've earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.

Application requirements

Eligibility requirements

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Preparing the nursing and health leaders of tomorrow

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2 million


in research awards.

4,000+


students.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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