RN to MSN in Nursing Education ONLINE

Prepare the next generation of nurses and streamline your path to a master's degree with our online RN to MSN in Nursing Education.

10/3/22 Next Apply Date
10/10/22 Start Class
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Program Overview

Explore our RN to MSN in Nursing Education online program

$15,824.30* Total Tuition
As few as 24-36 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours

The RN to MSN in Nursing Education online program is ideal for working nurses who want to teach. This ACEN-accredited program blends curriculum development with innovative teaching methods and gives you the ability to teach in a variety of settings, combining 100% online coursework with core MSN topics such as leadership and management, community health nursing, and cultural competencies in nursing. An added advantage: by earning your RN to MSN instead of RN to BSN followed by an MSN, you will save 19-24 credit hours.

As a nurse educator, you will develop the knowledge and expertise to advance to critical leadership roles. The curriculum includes a focus on fundamental nursing research skills, nursing and educational theories in professional nursing practice settings, current issues and trends in nursing, and a capstone course. Courses are taught by the same top-level faculty as on campus. In fact, the academic coach for this program is a master's-prepared practicing nurse.

Specialized education coursework includes developing the nurse educator role at the advanced practice level, curriculum development, and learning to create successful learning environments according to individual needs. Coursework for this affordable RN to MSN program is aligned with the core competencies set by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

In this RN to MSN online program, you will:

  • Create collaborative partnerships with healthcare colleagues in selected nursing roles
  • Synthesize specialized knowledge and theories from nursing and other disciplines into advanced nursing practice
  • Apply expanded research knowledge, critique skills and evidence-based practice relevant to advanced nursing practice
  • Demonstrate leadership in nursing practice to initiate change and to improve the quality, safety and outcomes for individuals, populations and systems
  • Value social, cultural, political, legal and ethical influences that impact nursing practice
  • Manage information, technology and resources effectively
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for professional nursing practice and lifelong learning
  • Create collaborative partnerships with healthcare colleagues in selected nursing roles
  • Synthesize specialized knowledge and theories from nursing and other disciplines into advanced nursing practice
  • Apply expanded research knowledge, critique skills and evidence-based practice relevant to advanced nursing practice
  • Demonstrate leadership in nursing practice to initiate change and to improve the quality, safety and outcomes for individuals, populations and systems
  • Value social, cultural, political, legal and ethical influences that impact nursing practice
  • Manage information, technology and resources effectively
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for professional nursing practice and lifelong learning
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The baccalaureate degree, master’s degree and certificate programs in nursing at Northeastern State University, located in Tahlequah, OK, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN by mail at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, by phone at 404-975-5000 or visit acenursing.org.

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Northeastern State University offers a variety of nursing programs online. Check out our other nursing online programs.

$15,824.30* Total Tuition
As few as 24-36 months Program Duration
45 Credit Hours
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Tuition and Fees

Pay for your online program by the course

Tuition for the RN to MSN in Nursing Education online is priced with the working student in mind. For convenience, you can pay by the course. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$15,824.30* In-state tuition
$305.50* In-state per credit hour

Tuition breakdown:

$15,824.30* In-state tuition
$305.50* In-state per credit hour

Calendar

Know when to apply, when classes start and when tuition is due

With six start dates throughout the year, so you can start your degree when it’s right for you. Peruse the NSU schedule below for deadlines.

Now enrolling:

10/3/22 Apply Date
10/10/22 Class Starts
SessionCourse StartApp DeadlineDoc DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineCourse End Date
Summer 26/27/226/20/226/20/226/22/226/27/228/11/22
Fall 18/15/228/8/228/8/228/10/228/15/229/30/22
Fall 210/10/2210/3/2210/3/2210/5/2210/10/2212/2/22
Spring 11/9/231/2/231/2/231/4/231/9/232/24/23
Spring 23/6/232/27/232/27/233/1/233/6/234/28/23

Now enrolling:

10/3/22 Next Application Due Date
10/10/22 Start Classes

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Admissions

Requirements for this online RN to MSN program

Applicants to the Northeastern RN to MSN in Nursing Education online program must have:

Admission Requirements:

  • Current, unencumbered RN license
  • Associate degree in nursing
  • Bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA on undergraduate coursework or 3.0 GPA on nursing coursework

  • A completed application
  • An associate degree in nursing
  • A bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field
  • A current, unencumbered RN license
  • Completion of NURS 3003 Professional Nursing Role; NURS 3053 Health Assessment; and NURS 4115 Community Health Nursing with grades of “C” or better in each course
  • Completion of an approved statistics and research course with grades of “C” or better
  • Formal admission to Northeastern State University and the Graduate College by submitting an application and official transcripts to the Graduate College
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate coursework attempted or a 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale in the major of the bachelor's degree

Courses

Explore the online RN to MSN in Nursing Education curriculum

Students in the RN to MSN in Nursing Education online program at Northeastern State University must complete a total of 41-49 credit hours, comprised of 11-16 hours or RN to BSN leveling coursework, 20 credit hours of MSN core coursework and 12 credit hours of MSN Nursing Education coursework.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Professional Nursing Role explores essential attributes and competencies of the professional nursing role that are requisite to address current and future challenges to nursing and healthcare. Prerequisite: admission to nursing major or permission of instructor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Health Assessment focuses on holistic health assessment of patients using Gordon's functional health patterns as an organizing framework. Current issues in professional nursing practice related to nursing process are included. Prerequisite: NURS 3003 or concurrent, or permission of instructor.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students learn theory and research relevant to nursing practice and public health practice to promote and preserve the health of populations. Prerequisite: NURS 3003 Professional Nursing Role with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment. Restrictions: Admission to nursing major or instructor permission is required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about similarities and differences of quantitative and qualitative studies as well as statistical methods utilized in nursing research. Legal and ethical issues, theoretical and conceptual frameworks, and literature reviews are examined. Emphasis is on the nurse as a consumer of nursing research. Prerequisite: Statistics with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3003 Professional Nursing Role with a minimum grade of C. Concurrent enrollment is allowed for NURS 3003. Restrictions: Admission to nursing major or instructor permission is required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about the basic components of nursing and educational theories which are explored and integrated in professional nursing practice settings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn the elements of quantitative and qualitative research processes. Evidence-based practice and research critique skills will be further developed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn basic principles of cultural competency which are addressed with focus on regional and global populations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about policy decisions and related issues that shape the organization, financing, and implementation of health care services. Ethical, social, and political issues that affect the providing of education, healthcare, nursing services, communities and society are analyzed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about the most current trends and issues facing professional nursing practice.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Students finalize their thesis or capstone project under faculty supervision. The thesis or capstone project will be presented and defended. Students prepare for dissemination of their work for a broader audience, complete a portfolio, and consider plans for post-graduate studies. Students must re-enroll if the thesis or capstone project is not successfully presented and defended. Course may be repeated twice if additional time is needed. Prerequisite: Complete MSN core courses and 12 hours specialization courses. Concurrent enrollment allowed. Restrictions: Admission into the Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree Program. Completion of 200 hours of practicum, submission of the capstone final draft, and instructor approval. Note: May be repeated for a total of six credit hours.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Students will work with a mentor to develop and practice competencies in their selected nursing option. 200 hours of field work is required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Major components in developing the nurse educator role at the advanced practice level are evaluated. A nurse educator role portfolio is initiated, with two year goals identified.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about the traditional and contemporary considerations for curriculum planning and design as applied to nursing education. An emphasis is placed on curriculum designs in a variety of settings and/or levels of education.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn about the educational theories, principles and practices that support assessment, measurement and evaluation in nursing education.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn how to create successful learning environments, including responsiveness to individual student and staff characteristics and learning needs. Additional focus includes technology and informatics applications that support learning in classroom, distance, online, skills lab, simulation, clinical education, and healthcare systems practice sites.

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