Online RN to MS in Nursing – Nursing Education

Arizona State University’s online RN to Master of Science in nursing with a concentration in nursing education program offers an accessible path for associate degree-prepared nurses to pursue a master's in nursing without first earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to empower nurses and shape the future of health care through education and leadership in nursing.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 14

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 39

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An online RN to MSN for nurse educators

The RN to Master of Science in nursing with a nursing education concentration provides a unique pathway for associate degree-prepared nurses to pursue a master's in nursing without the requirement of completing a BSN first. This program is designed to offer advanced education and skills in leadership concepts, practices and principles, with a focus on improvement science for safe, effective and patient-centered health services.

As a nurse educator, your wisdom and insights can help the next generation of care providers thrive in their nursing careers, all while staying at the forefront of the latest medical advancements. You'll graduate equipped with the tools needed to build future nurses' skills, knowledge and compassion. These competencies include:

  • Critical thinking.
  • Curriculum development.
  • Leadership.
  • Patient safety.
  • Research.
  • Staff development.
  • Teaching evaluation.

Who’s a good candidate for this program?

 

The ideal candidate for this program is an associate degree-prepared nurse. You should also have a strong interest in educating other nurses, either in academic or clinical settings, on topics including best teaching practices, curriculum development and evaluation of educational effectiveness. If you’re not interested in specializing in nursing education, check out the general RN to Master of Science in nursing bridge program.

Do you need to be a registered nurse to apply to this program?

 

Yes. To be eligible for this RN to MS in nursing with a nursing education concentration bridge program, you must have an associate degree in nursing. You also must have a current, unencumbered RN license to apply. While you don’t need to be currently employed as an RN, it’s ideal if you are.

If you’re a BSN-prepared nurse, check out the non-bridge Master of Science in nursing with a concentration in nursing education option.

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.”

MSN and nursing education courses

Courses in this program provide you with six credits of bridge courses and 18 credit hours of advanced nursing studies focused on patient- and evidence-based care. Additionally, you’ll complete 12 credit hours of nursing education-specific topics. The curriculum culminates with two practicum courses and one applied project capstone in which you’ll write an evidence-based proposal on a nursing issue of your choice.


Core

Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion I


Core

Advanced Health Assessment, Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics for Health Promotion II


Core

Clinical Prevention and Population Health Practicum


Core

Dynamics of Professional Nursing I


Core

Dynamics of Professional Nursing II


Core

Evaluating Research for Practice


Core

Individual and Innovation Leadership in Health Care


Core

Role-Focused Practicum: Nurse Educator


The jobs you could get with a nursing education MSN

Upon graduating from this program, you’ll be prepared to advance your career and teach future nurses and nursing leaders in an academic or practice setting. Potential career paths include, but aren’t limited to:

Charge nurse

Chief nursing officer

Clinical professor

Director of nursing

Faculty instructor

Lead nurse

Nurse educator in academia or practice

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 to the RN to Master of Science in nursing with a concentration in nursing education option must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Application requirements

Additional admission information

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.

#47


DNP program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

#49


MSN program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

2015


American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Award for a partnership with Mayo Clinic.

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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