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Graduate Program: Nursing Education Master of Science in Nursing

The purpose of this Master of Science in Nursing Education is to prepare nurses at the graduate level for the role of nurse educator in the academic or clinical setting. This track will provide learners with the teaching and research skills necessary to effectively lead students, clinical staff, and patients in various settings. The curriculum integrates core graduate level concepts such as patient safety and research with advanced clinical concepts and evidence-based pedagogy to prepare nurses for roles in education within the community, college settings or healthcare agencies. The curriculum includes all nurse educator competencies to prepare students to obtain Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credentials upon graduation (must meet NLN eligibility criteria).


This MSN track is only offered in a full-time enrollment layout and is a completely online degree track.


Nursing: Nursing Education (Master of Science in Nursing)

Program Description for Nursing

Major: Nursing Concentration: Nursing Education Degree: Master of Science in Nursing

Informational Text

  • Satisfactorily complete all courses required by the program and approved by the university.
  • Satisfactorily complete all clinical requirements.
  • Complete all course work within the prescribed timeline of being admitted into the program.
  • Attain a 3.0 GPA average in all work counting toward the graduate degree.
  • Earn no more than 2 grades of less than B throughout the program.
  • Be in good standing; not subject to any sanction by the University community or School of Nursing.
  • All students in the Brooks College of Health programs will be held accountable to the most recent Code of Ethics, Guides for Professional Conduct and/or Position Statements as developed by their respective disciplines. Refer to your program handbook.
  • Meet graduation requirements applicable to all University students; such as residency hours and final requirements.
  • If you earned graduate level (5000/6000 level) credit from another institution, consult with your Program Director .
  • Apply for graduation online through myWings by the 2nd week of the semester you are graduating (see academic calendar at for specific deadlines).

Core Requirements

NGR5110 Theory Framework for Practice (3 Credits)

NGR5810 Research Methods for EBP (3 Credits)

NGR6816 Applied Nursing Research (3 Credits)

NGR6970 Nursing Project (1-3 Credits)

  • A minimum of 1 credit in NGR6970 if enrolled in Leadership & Admin concentration
  • A minimum of 3 credits in NGR6970 if enrolled in Nursing Education concentration

Concentration Requirements (22 credits)

NGR5057 Health Assessment and Pharm (4 Credits)

NGR5141 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 Credits)

NGR7871 Health Informatics for AP (3 Credits)

NGR6710 Teaching Nursing (3 Credits)

NGR6712 Curriculum and Instruction (3 Credits)

NGR6718 Evaluation Techniques (3 Credits)

NGR6942 Capstone in Nursing Education (3 Credits)