Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Education

Complete our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in as little as 18 months. Courses in this CCNE-accredited program are just 6 weeks long, and you’ll take just one at a time. Prepare for an enhanced role as a nurse leader — without disrupting your busy schedule.

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What you'll study

Our Masters of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Education (MSN/NED) prepares you to take on leadership and faculty roles in a variety of educational settings. This CCNE accredited program covers key areas of study including the role of the graduate nurse in research processes, how to facilitate engaged learning and curriculum design.

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

You can work toward your MSN/NED by taking one class at a time. This allows you to keep moving toward your goal in a way that works for busy nurses. We also help RN’s with bachelor degrees in unrelated fields earn their MSN more quickly with our Nursing Bridge program.

Explore all of the course options, including learning objectives and tuition, in the information provided below.

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Transferring applicable prior college credits can help you finish your degree faster.

Earn your MSN in about 18 months


Learn the latest in nursing, faster, by taking one 6-week course at a time.

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Prepare to sit for the National League of Nursing's Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam.

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program may include the following courses, please check with your Enrollment Representative for more details.

Customize your degree

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Health Professions graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Education program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Health Professions graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Education program.

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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for. For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:

You might also consider Nursing programs in the following area of interest: Nurse Bridge Program

Certification in Alabama

State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter practice. www.abn.alabama.gov