MS in Nursing Education
If your passion for nursing includes a gift for sharing your knowledge with others, choosing Nursing Education as the specialization for your Master of Science Nursing will enable you to directly impact the quality of nursing for generations to come. An MSN, Nursing Education is one of seven specializations offered by our CCNE-accredited MSN program and is specifically designed to be 100% online for maximum flexibility.
M.S. Nursing, nurse practitioner specializations are offered in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California*, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
MSN Education Graduate Discusses Why She Chose American Sentinel University
Brigitte Mosely earned her MSN, Education online at American Sentinel University. She explains why she chose American Sentinel’s Master’s in nursing education and what she thought of the program.
What Our Students Are Saying
This really is the perfect curriculum for my goals and the fact that it is online and I can continue to work full time is a bonus.
MSN, Nursing Education with Fresnius Kidney Care
I love this school—the schedule, the availability of classes and the eight-week courses. I always thought a brick-and-mortar setting was the best for me, but with three kids now plus a job, this is perfect for my life.
MSN, Nursing Education Student with Orange County Community College
My education has opened my eyes and showed me all these different ways I can have a positive impact on patients.
MSN, Nursing Education with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Somerset
I returned to American Sentinel because of the great teachers and positive experience.
BSN, MSN, Nursing Education
MSN Nursing Education Curriculum
A specialization in Nursing Education gives you a foundation in educational research and the skills you need to integrate evidence-based practices into curriculum. Our rigorous curriculum covers a breadth of issues in nursing education, including academic freedom and ethics.
Key courses include:
- Curriculum Design and Learning Outcomes
- Teaching to Diverse Learning Styles
- Organizational Dynamics of Higher Education
M.S. Nursing, Nursing Education Curriculum
Completion of the MSN, nursing education specialization, requires 36 credit hours. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 18 credit hours from previous graduate study.
Courses Credit Hours* CORE COURSES (18 credit hours) N501PE MSN Role Development* 3 N512 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 N505PE Theoretical Foundations* 3 N515PE Research Design* 3 N521 Advanced Pharmacology 3 N522PE Advanced Physical Assessment 3
Courses Credit Hours* Nursing Education Specialization (18 credit hours) N531PE Curriculum Design and Learning Outcomes 3 N532PE Teaching to Diverse Learning Styles 3 N533PE Assessment of Learning 3 N534PE Distance Education 3 N537PE Organizational Dynamics of Higher Education 3 N555PE MSN Capstone 3
* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours
The mission of the MSN program is to prepare highly qualified professional nursing personnel to serve global healthcare communities as administrators, educators, and informatics specialists.
More on the MSN Nursing Education
You’ll study with nursing leaders from top facilities around the country, including Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Clinic, Kaiser Permanente and more. Our MSN Nursing Education graduates are prepared to:
- Teach in nursing schools and clinical environments
- Identify and teach to different learning styles
- Design and develop curriculum
- Utilize distance learning technology
Graduates of the MSN program, nursing education specialization, will be able to:
- Analyze the role of the nurse educator in practice environments.
- Design curriculum using emerging trends in nursing education.
- Develop assessment and performance evaluations of individual learners.
- Develop a plan for evaluating program effectiveness in an academic or institutional setting.
- Integrate roles as leaders and collaborators in various healthcare settings.
- Use theoretical knowledge to guide advanced nursing practice.
- Analyze models that expand the role of nurses in a global society.
- Evaluate legislation, policies, and economics as applied to the current healthcare environment.
- Appraise research to enhance professional nursing practice.
All coursework for the Master of Science Nursing is 100% online and includes Practice experiences. Practice experiences do not involve hands-on patient care. Unlike the clinical experiences you completed to become a registered nurse, practice experiences are built in to your courses and do not add additional work.
Practice experiences are interactive learning opportunities where you get to apply the concepts you are learning to real world scenarios. They are an important requirement for accreditation, as it enables students to demonstrate educational competencies.
See MSN Practice Experiences for more information.
- Active, unencumbered RN license
- Bachelor of science nursing degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0
- Up to 18 credit hours can be transferred in
- Foreign students must hold a comparable degree as determined by NACES member outside evaluation service
- No GRE or other placement test is required service