Wilkes University

Master of Science: Nursing Education

An online M.S.N nursing education program allows nurses to continue their careers and develop the skills needed to become a nurse leader and educator.

Nurse educators who can effectively teach and nurture the next generation of health care practitioners are always in high demand. Emphasizing academic theory, effective assessment measures, and evidence-based research, Wilkes University's fully online Nursing Education master's degree program will fully prepare you to be a highly qualified nurse educator that can both teach and lead your fellow nurses.

Online Format:

The traditional Nursing Education MSN takes just 26 months to complete. We also offer an accelerated option that allows qualified and accepted students to take concurrent courses so they can earn their MSN degree in less than 20 months, entirely online. A final scholarly review course allows students to synthesize and review issues relevant to the Nursing Education concentration and prepares graduates to take the Certified Nurse Educator Examination.

Admission requirements include:

  • A degree in nursing from a programmatically accredited degree-granting institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Current RN license
  • Current resume
  • A completed admission application
  • Minimum one year of clinical experience
  • Official transcripts for all schools attended

Course of Study

Graduate Nursing Core Courses (24 Credits)

  • NSG 501 (3) Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
  • NSG 502 (3) Advanced Nursing Research
  • NSG 504 (3) Advanced Role Development in Nursing
  • NSG 505 (3) Health Policy and Politics for Advancing Nursing Practice
  • NSG 500 (3) Advanced Health Assessment
  • NSG 530 (3) Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NSG 533 (3) Advanced Pharmacology
  • NSG 590 (3) Scholarly Review

Nursing Education Concentration Courses (15 Credits)

  • NSG 540 (3) The Nursing Curriculum: Development and Implementation
  • NSG 541 (3) Teaching Methodologies and Strategies in Nursing
  • NSG 542 (3) Evaluation in Nursing Education
  • NSG 544 (3) Classroom Practicum in Nursing Education*
  • NSG 545 (3) Clinical Practicum in Nursing Education*

*Students will be responsible for arranging their own experiences with a local health care agency. The faculty member instructing this course will be responsible for ensuring the student experience meets the academic requirements of Wilkes University.

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