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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

The Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Educator (MSN/NED) track is a post-licensure education program designed for nurses with current RN licensure who wish to obtain a master’s degree in Nursing Education. The program prepares graduates to function in leadership and faculty roles in a variety of educational settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be educationally prepared to sit for the National League for Nursing’s (NLN®) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) exam. 

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.

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Accreditation & Faculty

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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.

Faculty fast facts

25

Average years of industry experience

7

Chief Executive Officers

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.