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Master's degree

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education

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21 months

Approximate Program Length

36

Total Credits

$540

Cost per Credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Mar 31, 2021

Help influence the future of nursing and healthcare. Earn your Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education and gain the qualifications required to teach in schools, colleges and universities, as well as in hospital settings.

This program prepares registered nurses to become leaders in the field of nursing education and educationally prepares you for the National League for Nursing’s (NLN®) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) exam.

You'll learn how to:

  • Take on leadership and faculty roles in a variety of educational settings

  • Evaluate and design nursing education curriculum

  • Facilitate engaged learning

  • Translate current scholarship and research to promote evidence-based practice

  • Design and deliver evidence-based clinical prevention and population care

Nurse Bridge Program

If you have an active RN license and a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, our Nursing Bridge Program helps experienced nurses like you earn your MSN degree — saving you time and money. You’ll start with three BSN courses and then move into the program specialty that fits your career goals.

Courses

1

Course at a time

6

Weeks per course

8

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule your courses for an online Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Applying organizational and systems leadership concepts to the management of human, fiscal and physical healthcare resources
  • Evaluating processes and systems and utilizing current technology to support continuous quality improvement and improve patient outcomes
  • Assessing policy, regulatory, legal, economic and sociocultural environments to advocate for patients and effect change in the healthcare system
  • Curriculum surrounding designing and delivering evidence-based clinical prevention and population care within an interdisciplinary team
  • Applying teaching methodologies that support adult learning
  • Creating engaging learning activities
  • Constructing curriculum to meet the current regulatory requirements, accreditation standards and industry standards
  • Developing tools that evaluate formative and summative student learning

Program Purpose Statement

This is a post-licensure nursing program designed for nurses with current RN licensure who desire to obtain a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a focus on Nursing Education (MSN/NED). The program prepares graduates for leadership roles in nursing education, and to function as a nurse educator in a variety of practice and educational settings. Graduates may be eligible to sit for the Nurse Educator Certification Exam and should contact the National League for Nursing for eligibility requirements.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education?

A MSN/NED can prepare you to be a: 

  • Nursing instructor
  • Nursing professor
  • Nursing faculty
11 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for postsecondary instructors is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$540

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy
Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)* and this program is aligned with leading industry organizations, such as:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN®)
  • National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

* The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K St., NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-887-6791.

Real-world faculty

25

Average years of industry experience

7

Chief Executive Officers

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.