Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator

Tap into your passion for education and quality care.

Prepare to impact the future of nursing with the online MSN Nurse Educator program. Graduate ready to earn your Nurse Educator certification. Expand your understanding of procedures, skills and clinical reasoning related to health and nursing to improve nursing practice. Gain an understanding of creating materials that encourage professional development and training. Learn to design and implement a curriculum as well as various teaching strategies. As a Nurse Educator, graduates will be prepared to teach in a variety of settings and influence the next generation of nursing professionals. Those interested in continuing their education and building further competencies and leadership capacity for the classroom, we offer a post-MSN DNP.

We have great news!  Students pursuing their MSN-Nurse Educator degree will receive 17 credit hours towards their MSN free. Learn more by speaking with an enrollment advisor today.

Online Masters in Nursing Education Fast Facts

  • Clinical placement: Be supported with a preceptor and clinical site
  • 100% online coursework
  • 42 Credits
  • Complete in as little as 3 semesters
  • Eight-week courses
  • Three start terms per year
  • Work toward a DNP to your degree. Ask us for details.

Admissions Requirements

  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • BSN degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Complete of an undergraduate or graduate-level statistics course
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
  • No application fee
Upcoming Start Dates
  • Application Deadline:  July 19, 2024 
  • Start Date: Aug 19, 2024 

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CCNE Accredited Online Masters in Nursing Education

The online Masters in Nursing Education at Walsh University are accredited by the CCNE

NCSARA Online Nurse Educator Masters

Approved Institution - National Council for State Authorization

NURS 600 – Theoretical Development of Nursing Science

This course explores the development of nursing knowledge, theory and their relationship to nursing education, practice and research. A historical overview of concept and theory development in nursing and related disciplines is explored as well as the process of critiquing, evaluating, and utilizing nursing theories. Students will examine the relationship between the components of theory and the role that theory plays in research, practice and education. Projections for the future of theory development in nursing are also discussed.

NURS 610 – Advanced Pathophysiology

This course focuses on the interrelationships of human biological systems, biochemical, genetic and cellular concepts, providing the framework for the study of advanced pathological concepts. Case studies illustrate theoretical concepts and assist in the application of theory to practice.

NURS 632 – Teaching Strategies

This course explores instructional frameworks, learning environments including traditional and virtual classrooms as well as clinical environments, and student management and motivation techniques. Students will examine theories associated with optimizing the teaching experience and student outcomes and gain an understanding of evidence-based teaching, learning, communication, and motivation strategies used for specific learning situations and student populations.

NURS 633 – Seminar and Practicum in Advanced Specialty

This course includes didactic content and practicum opportunities to expand clinical knowledge of procedures and develop skills and clinical reasoning related to acute and chronic health conditions. Collaborative skills and the importance of interdisciplinary team development are emphasized, as well as the application of content to the nurse educator’s role.

NURS 635 – Practicum in Nursing Education

This practicum course is designed to combine practice and theory and provide an opportunity to apply knowledge and competencies acquired throughout the program of study to educational environments. It is a time intensive practicum in an educational setting of the student’s choice (160 clinical hours).