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Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator online

Prepare for instructional roles that empower tomorrow’s nurse leaders to collaborate across a modern healthcare system for delivery of optimal care.

01/04/22 Next Application Due Date
01/12/22 Next Class Start Date

Overview

The MSN – Nurse Educator Can Help Your Career


$10,500 Program Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

Help shape the future of nursing with the expertise you will gain in the MSN – Nurse Educator online program. Supplement your leadership skills with mastery of advanced nursing informatics and technology, global health systems, healthcare policies and ethics, curriculum development, instructional strategies, and more.

This innovative and student-centered online program from the School of Health Science and Wellness at Northwest Missouri State University gives you practical knowledge you can tailor to your interests and professional goals. You will build an employer-ready portfolio throughout the program, culminating with an experiential capstone project.

In this fully accredited program, you will gain tools to assess nursing theories and concepts, evaluate principles of prevention and health promotion, influence effective communication while providing patient care, develop evidence-based quality improvement initiatives to enhance healthcare outcomes, examine the professional values and ethics of nursing, and integrate health information technology into nursing practice.

Our nursing faculty have both academic and industry experience to ensure your education has real-world applications. Plus, you will have regular contact with a faculty mentor and a nurse expert who will both be available to consult about your progress and help maximize your learning.

Northwest Missouri State College Master's Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037 (202) 909-2526

The MSN – Nurse Educator program prepares you to:

  • Refine knowledge and skills related to pathophysiology, health assessment and pharmacology across the lifespan
  • Utilize current education trends, technological integration, theoretical framework and professional standard alignment in designing learning experiences
  • Apply effective teaching and learning methods used in a variety of teaching settings with diverse student needs

MSN – Nurse Educator career opportunities include:

  • Patient Educator
  • Clinical Educator
  • Program Manager
  • Military Nursing Educator
  • Hospital Educator

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Tuition and Fees

Learn Why Northwest Is So Affordable

Our MSN – Nurse Educator online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

$350 Per Credit Hour
$10,500 Program Tuition*

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MSN – Nurse Educator $350 $1,050 $10,500*

Important Refund Information

2nd day of class Last date for 100% refund for dropped course
4th day of class Last date for 75% refund for dropped course
6th day of class Last date for 50% refund for dropped course
8th day of class Last date for 25% refund for dropped course

*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Current amounts are based on 2020-21 tuition rates. Textbooks and laptops are not included with tuition.

Northwest Missouri State University is ranked #1 among the "Best Online Colleges in Missouri" by SR Education Group (2019).

Calendar

Northwest Online Dates and Deadlines

Northwest online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

01/04/22 Next Application Due Date
01/12/22 Next Class Start Date

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Term Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 1 08/18/21 08/04/21 08/10/21 08/11/21 08/13/21 10/08/21
Fall 2 10/18/21 10/04/21 10/08/21 10/11/21 10/13/21 12/10/21
Spring 1 01/12/22 01/04/22 01/04/22 01/05/22 01/07/22 03/04/22
Spring 2 03/14/22 02/28/22 03/03/22 03/08/22 03/09/22 04/29/22
Summer 1 05/10/22 04/26/22 04/29/22 05/03/22 05/05/22 06/24/22
Summer 2 06/27/22 06/13/22 06/16/22 06/20/22 06/22/22 08/12/22

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Northwest?

Admissions

Familiarize Yourself with These Requirements

At Northwest, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MSN – Nurse Educator online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

BSN degree from a regionally accredited institution
GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Nursing license Active and unencumbered

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Required Documentation

To apply for the MSN – Nurse Educator program, you must have:

  • An official undergraduate transcript from an accredited nursing program showing you have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in BSN coursework
  • An unencumbered United States issued Registered Nursing license

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may apply for conditional admission if you have an BSN degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in BSN coursework. To receive full admission, you must earn a grade of B or higher in the first two MSN core courses or be subject to suspension for one calendar year.

Official transcript(s) can be emailed to: [email protected]. To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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Courses:

Take a Closer Look at Our Online Classes

For the MSN – Nurse Educator online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours).

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Nurses are called to be leaders, to serve as change agents, and to practice to the full extent of their education and training in order to advance health across the population (IOM, 2010). This course will explore the foundational concepts of the graduate-level prepared registered nurse and the advanced functions inherent in that role.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The nursing profession is transforming, and nurses must be able to use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision making (QSEN, 2019). This course will focus on evaluating information systems and technological resources used in patient care settings to support decisions that promote safe, quality client care.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The nursing profession is challenged with staying abreast of new information influencing nursing practice. Nurses must be able to analyze research methods and research findings to evaluate its relevance to nursing practice and quality improvement efforts. This course will focus on analyzing quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, data collection methods, data analysis, and the legal and ethical issues of research. Students will apply their knowledge of research to an evidence-based practice initiative.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Nurses are committed to advancing health and understand the need for healthcare transcends differences in respect to culture, values and preferences across the global population (ANA Scope and Standards, 2015). This course will analyze the impact of social, political and economic influences on the global environment and human health experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Nurses influence policy to promote health (ANA Scope and Standards, 2015). They must be actively involved in policy development to accelerate the nursing profession and to support the overall health of the population. This course will discuss policy development in healthcare and evaluate nursing’s responsibility in shaping public and private policy.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course builds upon undergraduate nursing education and practice experience to refine and further develop nursing knowledge and skills related to pathophysiology, health assessment and pharmacology across the lifespan. The focus is on advanced knowledge and skills needed by nurse educators in both direct- and indirect-care roles. In this course, students integrate concepts of pathophysiological processes, physical assessment and diagnostic findings, and pharmacologic management. Includes an experiential learning experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The nursing profession is ever evolving; therefore, nurse educators must formulate curriculum that integrates innovation and evidence-based practice findings (Billings & Halstead, 2020). This course will focus on the role of the nurse educator in curriculum development and explore the influence of current education trends, technological integration, theoretical framework and professional standard alignment. Includes an experiential learning experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Teaching in nursing education is a complex undertaking that utilizes evidence-based practice findings to enhance innovative teaching and learning strategies (Billings & Halstead, 2020). This course will focus on effective teaching and learning methods used in a variety of teaching settings with diverse student needs. Theoretical frameworks of teaching and learning will be discussed. Includes an experiential learning experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A nurse educator should be prepared to use evidence-based assessment and evaluation methods to measure student learning, and to identify quality improvement efforts across the nursing program. This course will focus on the application of assessment and evaluation methods for outcome measurement in nursing education. Includes an experiential learning experience.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Nurse educators are required to utilize the NLN core competencies to understand how to effectively teach and practice within healthcare and higher education organizations (Halstead, 2019). In this course, students will participate in an experiential learning experience with a nurse educator. The student will apply complex knowledge and skills to address the developing needs of the nurse educator role. The student will design an evidence-based, data supported master’s project focused on the NLN core competencies of the nurse educator. Completion of this capstone fulfills the graduate professional development requirement. Includes an experiential learning experience.

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