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Specialize Your MSN with Nursing Education Credentials
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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.

Why Our MSN Program Works

  • Monthly start dates
  • Course length: 8 weeks
  • Work at your own pace with no mandatory login times

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.

Lars Summerhays

Lars Summerhays

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.

Sharon VanDalinda

Sharon VanDalinda

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.

Eileen Allen

Eileen Allen

MSN, Nursing Education with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Somerset

I returned to American Sentinel because of the great teachers and positive experience.

Georgiana Ibach

Georgiana Ibach

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.

View more information on MSN practice experiences.

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.

Questions? Join an Upcoming MSN Open House

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Wed., Mar. 4, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MDT

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