Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education

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Approx. program length:

21 months


Credits:

36


Cost per credit:

$540

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Put your knowledge to work

Influence the future of nursing and healthcare by teaching in a variety of educational settings. Earn your Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education. Graduates of this post-licensure program are prepared to teach in schools, colleges and universities, as well as in hospital settings. Coursework prepares you to sit for the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) exam.

This MSN program prepares you 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

Our curriculum aligns with leading industry organizations such as the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). 

You can complete your degree in as little 21 months. And you’ll take just one 6-week course at a time, so you can balance life and work on the path to your degree.

Nursing 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.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

Course length:

6 weeks


Total credits required:

36


Max. number of transfer credits:

6

Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 36 credits to complete this program. These may be earned through a combination of required and elective courses and up to six transfer credits.

View additional requirements for licensure.

View the Nursing Program Handbook.

Curriculum alignment

Our curriculum is designed to align with leading industry organizations such as the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). When you complete the MSN/Nurse Education program, you’ll be prepared to sit for the National League for Nursing's Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) exam.

Transfer credits

Earn your degree faster. Transfer eligible college credits or apply to have relevant experience evaluated for potential college credit. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Core courses

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Contemporary Nursing Practice nsg511
3
Nursing Research nsg512
3
Inter-professional Leadership And Management nsg513
3
Health Law, Policy, Ethics, And Global Trends nsg514
3
Pathophysiology, Assessment Variables And Pharmacology I nsg501
3
Pathophysiology, Assessment Variables And Pharmacology II nsg502
3
Program And Course Development nsg531
3
Innovative Curriculum Design nsg532
3
Educational Assessment And Evaluation nsg533
3
Facilitating Engaged Learning nsg534
3
Practicum I nsg516ed
3
Practicum II nsg517ed
3

Projected job growth:

15%

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for postsecondary instructors is projected to be 15 percent between 2016 and 2026. A Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education degree can help prepare you to be a:

  • Nursing instructor
  • Nursing professor
  • Nursing faculty

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate from the School of Nursing should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

Program purpose statement

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)/Nurse Educator (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 Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) exam.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at University of Phoenix are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education program, you can:

Earn your MSN faster

Most of our MSN program specialties can be completed in about 21 months by taking one 6-week course at a time.

Prepare for test day

Gain the knowledge you need to sit for the National League for Nursing's Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) exam.

Save time and money

Our Nursing Bridge Program helps RNs with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field earn their MSN in about two years.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one course at a time toward a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education degree, you’ve got the way.

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