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MSN Ed Program Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing for Educators (MSN Ed) Program is CCNE accredited and designed for bachelor degree nurses that have a passion to teach the next generation of Nightingale associate and bachelor degree nurses. Graduates are also prepared to work in other diverse settings like hospitals, community agencies, schools, industry and businesses.

The MSN Ed Program content is grounded in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing and evidence based on national standards and research related to effective teaching, learning, and role development.


Program Features

  • Graduate in just 24 months
  • MSN is CCNE accredited, blend of online instruction and in-person instruction.
  • Tuition reductions for Nightingale College Alumni

The Master of Science in Nursing for Nurse Educators (MSN Ed) Program is designed for learners who already hold a bachelor degree in nursing and prepares graduates to be nurse educators in diverse settings: hospitals, community agencies, schools, industry and businesses, and academic nursing programs. MSN Ed graduates provide education and training to nurses, nursing learners, schoolchildren, community groups, workers, patients, and consumers. 

MSN Ed Program Focus

The MSN Ed Program content and processes are consistent with the National League for Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Competencies. The Program is focused on the preparation of highly qualified educators and consists of developing core knowledge related to complexities of health care, access, quality, and costs for diverse populations. New nursing knowledge includes research, theory, technology applied to nursing practice, evidence-based practice, ethics, and new roles for master’s prepared nurses. The nurse educator focuses on learning styles, the development and socialization of learners, and strategies to facilitate learning. Educators also need to organize their activities around learning theories. Developing curriculum, objectives, and learning modules are part of an educator role. 


Nightingale College Alumni Tuition Reduction

A tuition reduction of $50 per semester credit will be applied to the accounts of the College’s baccalaureate degree graduates at the time tuition is charged. The Nightingale College Alumni Tuition Reduction is not applicable to repeat coursework.

Estimated Total Program Cost

The estimated total program cost is $20,125.

  • How many credits do you need for the MSN Ed degree?

    The MSN Ed Program consists of forty (40) semester credits of graduate division nursing coursework, including core, direct care core, electives, specialty and practicum.

  • How long does it take to get a MSN Ed?

    Learners can complete the MSNEd Program in five (5) academic semesters or eighty (80) academic weeks of instruction.  

  • How are courses delivered?

    The MSN Ed Program utilizes full-distance delivery of instruction, where learners engage in online didactic and Capstone practicum experiences in community nursing and global health trends, health promotion, disease prevention, leadership, policy, ethics, informatics, statistics, pharmacology, pathophysiology and other key nursing educator concepts.

    For learner residency and course delivery modalities definitions, see the Learner Residency and Course Delivery Modalities section of the College Catalog. The curriculum is specifically constructed to promote the nurse educator role. Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed MSN Ed Program curriculum with a minimum 3.0 GPA and other graduation requirements, the learner will earn a Master of Science in Nursing Education (MSN Ed) Degree. 

    Note: The Program only enrolls residents in states where it is fully authorized. If a learner enrolls in the Program and subsequently moves to a state where the Program is not authorized, he/she will not be able to continue being enrolled until such authorization is obtained. Learners must notify the Program immediately upon relocation.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the MSNEd Program is $450 per semester credit.

Tuition does not include the non-refundable application fee or any course resources fees. The College reserves the right to change its tuition and fees at any time, with a 30-day notice.

View the MSN Ed academic year (2 semesters) cost of attendance (COA):

2024 Cost of Attendance - Graduate Programs

Program Accreditation

The master’s degree in nursing (MSN Ed) at Nightingale College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

If you want to find out more about Nightingale’s Programs Accreditation, check Accreditation and Affiliation.

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