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MSN in Nursing Education

This online program is designed to prepare you to become an effective and influential nurse educator at the advanced practice level.

10/04/21 Next Apply Date
10/18/21 Start Class

Program Overview

Gain insights into our online MSN in Nursing Education program

$11,853* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
32 Credit Hours

The Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Education online program at Northeastern State University can be completed in as few as 12 months through 7-week courses and six start dates each year. Coursework is 100% online, and the program will give you the knowledge and credentials you need to plan curriculum and facilitate learning.

You will learn to not only teach in diploma, practical nursing, associate, and baccalaureate degree nursing programs, but to also provide continuing nursing education (CNE) in academic, clinical and healthcare settings.

The baccalaureate degree program and master of science in nursing program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000.

The ACEN is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Coursework for the Nursing Education online option is aligned with the core competencies set by the National League for Nursing (NLN). Courses include Nurse Educator Role Development, Curriculum Development, Assessment & Evaluation in Nursing Education, and Facilitating Learning for Healthcare Professionals.

Core MSN coursework expands your knowledge base in cultural perspectives, advanced research and evidence-based practice as well as current issues and trends facing professional nursing practice. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate synthesis of nursing education competencies through a capstone master's project or thesis.

Coursework for this 32 credit-hour program is delivered 100% online with an embedded practicum in which you will work with a mentor as you complete 200 hours in the field.

As a graduate of this online MSN in Nursing Education program, you will be prepared to assume faculty or clinical instructor positions in schools of nursing or staff development positions in healthcare institutions.

In this program you will actively:

  • 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

Also available

Northeastern State University offers a variety of Master of Science in Nursing degrees online. Check out our other nursing online programs.

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Tuition and Fees

Find out how and when to pay your tuition

Northeastern State University strives to offer a high-quality education at an affordable price. The pay-by-the-course tuition cost for the MSN in Nursing Education online degree program is priced with the working student in mind. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$370.40 In-state per credit hour
$11,852.80 In-state tuition

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Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Education Online Program Tuition and Fees

In-State Per Credit Hour In-State Total Program Costs
$370.40* $11,852.80*
Out-of-State Per Credit Hour Out-of-State Total Program Costs
$371.40* 11,884.80*

*Tuition for the MSN online is $11,852.80 in-state, and $11,884.80 out-of-state. Tuition includes required fees and is current as of Fall 2019. Tuition and fees are subject to change.


Discover the milestones that will guide your student journey

Northeastern State University offers six start dates throughout the year, so you can begin courses at a time that is convenient for you. You should know all relevant deadlines for admission, such as the application date and required documents deadline. After those steps are completed, you must register for classes and pay for tuition by the payment due date.

Now Enrolling:

10/04/21 Next Application Due Date
10/18/21 Start Classes

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Session Course Start App Deadline Doc Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Course End Date
Fall 1 08/23/21 08/09/21 08/16/21 08/20/21 08/23/21 10/08/21
Fall 2 10/18/21 10/04/21 10/11/21 10/15/21 10/18/21 12/10/21
Spring 1 01/10/22 12/20/21 12/27/21 01/07/22 01/10/22 02/25/22
Spring 2 03/07/22 02/21/22 02/28/22 03/04/22 03/07/22 04/29/22

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Northeastern State University?


Know the steps to being admitted to our online nursing education program

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree at Northeastern State University.

Applicants to the NSU MSN in Nursing Education online program must hold a current, unencumbered RN license, along with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited nursing program with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Current, unencumbered RN license
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree From a nationally accredited nursing program (ACEN, NEA, or CCNE) and regionally accredited college or university
Cumulative 2.5 GPA On undergraduate coursework or 3.0 GPA on nursing coursework

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MSN in Nursing Education Online Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited nursing program (ACEN, NEA or CCNE) and regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all undergraduate coursework or a 3.0 GPA on nursing coursework
  • Current, unencumbered RN license

Required Credentials:

Students are required to upload their credentials into the CastleBranch website, which is a third party vendor. Items to submit include the following:

  • RN License
  • Immunization Record which includes PPD, 2 MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, TDaP, and annual Influenza
    • Both sides of current signed American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card or eCard
    • Professional liability insurance policy face sheet
    • National Background Check and Drug Test

Supplemental Information Needed for Credential Documentation

  1. Health Policy Information (PDF) Further details regarding immunization requirements
  2. Hepatitis B Declination (PDF) Only required if declining the Hepatitis B series
  3. Varicella Statement (PDF) For documenting varicella immunity by history
  4. Professional Liability Insurance Companies (PDF) Further details regarding professional liability insurance company options
  5. Drug Test Information (PDF) Additional Information regarding drug testing

Instructions for Using CastleBranch:

  1. Go to CastleBranch
  2. Follow screen prompts and utilize supplemental forms above as needed for meeting CastleBranch requirements

Mail official documents to the address below or email to:

NSU Graduate College
601 N. Grand Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464


Read about our online master of science in nursing classes

Students in the MSN in Nursing Education online program at Northeastern State University must complete a total of 11 courses (32 credit hours), comprised of six core courses (18 credit hours), a practicum (2 credit hours, 200 hours of field work) and four Nursing Education option courses (12 credit hours).

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You must complete the following courses.

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, health care, 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: 3

Students will demonstrate synthesis of the master's in nursing content in the specialty pathway through a master's project or master's thesis, which is presented and defended. May be repeated if additional time is required to complete a project or thesis.

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.

You must complete the following courses.

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 health care systems practice sites.

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