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Master's degree

Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education

21 months

Approximate Program Length

36

Total Credits

$540

Cost per Credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Sep 15, 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 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.

  • 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.

Career Services for Life

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing 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®)
  • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing 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.

Real-world faculty

25

Average years of industry experience

7

Chief Executive Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

I definitely understand how difficult it is for students who have a family. I try to make my classes as “un-stressful” as possible.

Beverly Jensen

2020 Faculty of the Year

MSN, RN, CNE

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.