Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education Online

Lead the future of nursing with an MSN – Nursing Education degree. Prepare for exams that will equip you to mentor the next generation of nurses.

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4/22/24

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5/6/24

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Key Dates

Apply By 4/22/24

Start Class 5/6/24

Program Overview

Pursue the next phase in your calling with the MSN – Nursing Education

Learn professional, ethical, moral, legal and spiritual best practices with the MSN – Nursing Education online degree program. You will study healthcare assessments and policies, curriculum development and innovative teaching methods for diverse populations. This CCNE-accredited program will prepare you for National League of Nursing (NLN) exams, including the Certified Nurse Educator Exam (CNE) and the Certified Nurse Clinical Educator Exam (CNEcl). Plus, benefit from extensive professional networking channels and potential career opportunities.

All courses are taught completely online by highly degreed professors and are offered with multiple start dates, so you can study when and where best fits your schedule. With no GRE, essay or recommendation letter requirements, our straightforward admission process enables you to start your degree sooner.

This online program will prepare you for nurse educator roles in a variety of healthcare settings such as:

  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Continuing Education Specialist
  • Nursing Professor
  • Health Program Planning
  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Continuing Education Specialist
  • Nursing Professor
  • Health Program Planning

Upon completion of this MSN – Nursing Education online program, you will be prepared to:

  • Integrate knowledge from nursing and education to design nursing and health education programs
  • Incorporate interprofessional perspectives in educational programs
  • Utilize evidence-based teaching practices to facilitate learning
  • Utilize data from information systems to inform decision-making for educational programs
  • Cultivate a professional identity as a nurse educator
  • Reflect on the importance of faith-informed discernment in the nurse educator role
  • Integrate knowledge from nursing and education to design nursing and health education programs
  • Incorporate interprofessional perspectives in educational programs
  • Utilize evidence-based teaching practices to facilitate learning
  • Utilize data from information systems to inform decision-making for educational programs
  • Cultivate a professional identity as a nurse educator
  • Reflect on the importance of faith-informed discernment in the nurse educator role

Also Available:

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor offers a variety of specialized degrees that can help you advance with purpose. Learn about our other healthcare programs.

Total Tuition $40,500*
Program Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 36

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The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing within the Scott & White School of Nursing at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Tuition

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Tuition for the MSN – Nursing Education online program is paid by the course, so you can manage costs as you advance.

Tuition Breakdown

 
Per Credit Hour $1,125
Total Tuition $40,500*

Calendar

Fit this flexible study schedule into your lifestyle

Our MSN – Nursing Education program is delivered in an online format, giving you the freedom to keep providing for yourself, your family and your community. Choose the start date that best suits your schedule.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineTuition DeadlineTerm Length
Summer 15/6/244/22/244/29/245/7/247 weeks
Summer 26/24/246/10/246/17/246/25/257 weeks
Fall 18/19/248/5/248/12/248/20/247 weeks
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/7/2410/15/247 weeks

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Next Apply Date 4/22/24
Next Class Start Date 5/6/24
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Admissions

Get started with this straightforward admission process

For admission into the MSN – Nursing Education online program, you must meet the requirements below.

Admission Requirements

 
  • Active, unencumbered RN license
  • BSN from an accredited university
  • 2.75 GPA

Review our streamlined admission process for the MSN – Nursing Education program. To be considered for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • A 2.75 cumulative GPA
    • An interview and letters of reference will be required for all GPAs of 2.75-2.99
    • For a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (preferred), we do not require an interview or letters of reference
  • Active, unencumbered RN license in the state where you reside and where you will complete site-based experience

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UMHB at this address:

Admissions Office
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College Street
UMHB Box 8402
Belton, TX 76513

Official transcripts sent directly from issuing institution(s) are also accepted electronically. Please email them to:

[email protected]

Or fax:

866-806-3813

Have a question? Call us at 833-690-1231.

Admission Requirements

 
  • Active, unencumbered RN license
  • BSN from an accredited university
  • 2.75 GPA

Courses

Explore the MSN – Nursing Education course offerings

The MSN – Nursing Education online curriculum is comprised of eight core courses and four Nursing Education courses for a total of 36 credit hours.

Students are required to complete 8 core courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The focus of this course is on the use of theoretical frameworks to direct research, practice, and education. Concepts of theory and theory building are explored. Selected theories from nursing, science, organizational and systems theory will serve as a framework for inquiry.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course builds upon concepts studied in undergraduate nursing research. Topics include increased depth in research designs, epistemological framework for design and the research of a specified problem. Emphasis includes critique and utilization of theory, education, and practice.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the study of decision making, responsibilities, systems and procedures in the development of health care policy. The influence of social determinants on health care is presented including: accessibility, accountability and affordability. Change theory is used as students explore the role of advocacy and the relationship between policy, health economics and health care outcomes.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on determinants of health and principles of epidemiologic data to design and deliver evidence-based, culturally relevant clinical prevention interventions and strategies. Health promotion strategies are presented for improving population-based health outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and aggregate/clinical populations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on those physiological and pathophysiological process that are the basis for direct patient care across the lifespan. The focus is on regulatory mechanisms that maintain homeostasis and the clinical problems that arise in the pathophysiological state.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on advanced pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics, for all broad categories of agents. Issues explored include evidence-based practice guidelines, cost containment strategies, alternative interventions, and systems management for effective patient outcomes.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the development of clinical reasoning and technical skills in performing accurate, comprehensive, health assessment across the life span and across populations. Interpretation of diagnostic findings as they relate to differential diagnoses is included.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the multifaceted roles of the professional nurse in advanced practice in a variety of clinical settings. Examines resource utilization in relationship to healthcare management and cost effectiveness, along with the legal, and ethical implications of advanced practice. Emphasis is on the development and assumption of the role of the advanced practitioner as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The practicum is the capstone course for the Nurse Educator track of the MSN program. The practicum provides the student the opportunity to synthesize information learned related to evidence-based teaching practice and the role/responsibilities of the academic nurse educator. The practicum consists of two components: a 7 week project and experiences related to the nurse educator role in the classroom, clinical and simulated environments. Experiences may also relate to the nurse educator role in the hospital setting. (125 Clinical Hours)
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will survey principles of teaching and learning, learning theories and evidence-based teaching practices. Additionally, students will examine the role of student-faculty relationships as well as trends and issues in nursing education
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will survey principles of teaching and learning, learning theories and evidence-based teaching practices. Additionally, students will examine the role of student-faculty relationships as well as trends and issues in nursing education
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will address assessment and evaluation in nursing education programs. Included are student assessment, course evaluation and program evaluation methods. Strategies for evaluating classroom and clinical outcomes, as well as development of a systematic plan for evaluation of a nursing program will be explored.

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