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 with a concentration in nursing education can help you gain skills and strategies to effectively teach in an academic or practice setting.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/18/2022


Total classes: 13

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 38

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What will I learn in a master’s in nursing education concentration online?

Across the country, we are experiencing a shortage of nursing faculty. The master’s in nursing education concentration at Arizona State University can help prepare you to advance your career and achieve your goal of becoming a nurse educator. During this program, you’ll prepare to teach the future nurses and nursing leaders of tomorrow. You’ll learn about curriculum design, writing exam questions 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 concentration, 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.

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

Due to legislative regulations, we cannot 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 United States.

Will my master's in nursing education degree concentration 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.

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Science in Nursing. Your concentration in nursing education will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.

Nursing education courses

The courses in the master’s in nursing education online concentration help you both advance your nursing practice and prepare to educate future nurses. The concentration emphasizes scholarship, creativity and innovation as a foundation for teaching in an academic or practice setting.


Core

Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing


Core

Evaluating Research for Practice


Core

Advanced Human Pathophysiology Across Lifespan


Core

Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Across Lifespan


Core

Individual and Innovation Leadership in Health Care


Core

Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion I


Concentration

Curriculum Development in Academic and Practice Settings


Concentration

Teaching in Academic and Practice Settings


What can you do with a master’s degree in nursing education?

The master’s in nursing education concentration 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:

Charge nurse

​​​​​​​Chief nursing officer

Clinical professor

Director of nursing

​​​​​​​Faculty member

​​​​​​​Lead nurse

​​​​​​​Nurse educator

Nurse manager

Nurse supervisor

Learn to innovate in nursing education with leaders in care

Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members including:

  • 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 to innovate in nursing education with leaders in care

Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members including:

  • 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.

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.

Application requirements

Additional application information

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.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

4,000+


students.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2 million


in research awards.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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