MS: Nursing

Nurse Education

The United States is currently facing a shortage of nursing faculty. This distance education degree provides the RN with a baccalaureate degree the opportunity to help provide quality and excellence in nursing education and care whether in the academic setting, clinical arena, or one to one patient teaching. This program takes 5 semesters to complete.

Core Classes - 15
NRSG 510, 517, 530, 580, 655, 698
Nurse Education - 23
NRSG 515, 548, 555, 638, 658, 660, 665, 668, 680

Admission requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements in the Graduate Admissions section of the University bulletin, certain departmental requirements should be noted:

  • 1. BS: Nursing degree from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited school or equivalent accreditation in country of residence.
  • 2. Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00.
  • 3. Current licensure as an RN in the United States or equivalent accreditation in country of residence.
  • 4. Positive recommendations by present or recent employers
  • 5. Undergraduate course in statistics

Applicants who fail to meet any of the above may be admitted only after committee consideration of the specific circumstances. Additional course work may be required.


All graduate nursing students need to understand that:

  • Graduate nursing courses must be taken in the required sequence.
  • A 3.00 GPA is required in all course work.
  • No grade lower than a B is accepted at the graduate level.
  • One credit of practicum is equal to 75 literal clock hours.