Online Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Education)
The demand for nurses continues to grow -- and with it the demand for highly skilled nurse educators. If you’re interested in educating the nurses of tomorrow, then the Master of Science in Nursing (nursing education) can help you gain skills and strategies to effectively teach in an academic or practice setting.
Next start date: 01/10/2022
Total classes: 13
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 38
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What will I learn in a master’s degree in nursing education?
Across the country, we're experiencing a shortage of nursing faculty. The Master of Science in nursing with a concentration in nursing education can help prepare you to advance your career and achieve your goal of becoming a nurse educator in an academic or practice setting. During this program, you prepare to teach future nurses and nursing leaders. You learn about educational theory and research, curricular design and evaluation, academic and clinical assessment, testing and evaluation, and more.
Courses in this program are led by experienced nursing faculty and designed with active learning strategies. The advanced-level courses in education can be used to provide a transition to doctoral-level study if you choose to further your education. Depending on your career goals, you can choose to work with a hospital educator or an academic educator during the program.
Prepare to become a certified nurse educator
Upon completion of this master’s in nursing education program, you’ll be eligible to take the National League for Nursing's Certified Nurse Educator certification examination. While this isn’t a requirement of the program, we encourage graduates to take the exam, especially if they’re interested in teaching after earning this degree.
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Will my nursing education degree 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.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Nursing education courses
The courses in the master’s in nursing education online program help you both advance your nursing practice and prepare to educate future nurses. The nursing education concentration emphasizes scholarship, creativity and innovation as a foundation for teaching in an academic or practice setting.
What can you do with a master’s degree in nursing education?
The master’s in nursing education can prepare you for a variety of careers helping to educate the future nursing workforce. You’ll gain and advance your skills in curriculum and course development and delivery, research and evidence-based practice, and evaluation methods in order to prepare for career advancement. Job titles include but are not limited to:
Apply to earn your master’s in nursing education
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.
Nursing education from the cutting edge
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.
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