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Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator

Location: Online
Start Term: Summer

As a nurse educator, your clinical expertise with teaching and learning skills can prepare the next generation of nurses. This program builds on your bachelor’s degree in nursing so you can advance your career with a master’s degree and a concentration in Nurse Education.

Aside from a total of three on-campus meetings, this part-time program’s coursework is offered entirely online with clinical experience in your community, giving you the flexibility to continue to work. You’ll gain a firm foundation in advanced health assessment, pharmacology and pathophysiology, as well as nursing education, the application of curriculum design and evaluation theory, and experience in the role of instructor. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for the National League of Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Certification Exam and advance your fulfilling career. 

Learn more about our MSN Nurse Educator program.

For admission to the program, an applicant must have:

  • A bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university*
  • A current unencumbered license to practice nursing in the jurisdiction where experiential learning will occur

*Please note that priority consideration is given to those applicants who have achieved an undergraduate professional GPA of 3.0 or higher in their professional nursing coursework.

Application Requirements

For consideration for admission, the following application materials must be submitted:

  • Completed MCPHS Application
  • Official college transcripts from every college attended
  • 1 professional letter of recommendation
  • Photocopy of current RN license
  • Resume (may be included within application or as a separate document)

Once all supporting documents are received, your application will be complete and ready for review by the Admission Committee. Application materials can be mailed to the address below:

Online Programs
MCPHS University
Admission Office
179 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Worcester FNP Program
MCPHS University
Admission Office
19 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608


MSN Year One: Summer*

NUR 701 Professional Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR 706 Advanced Pathophysiology 3

MSN Year One: Fall* 

NUR 707 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NUR 708 Scholarship for Advanced Nursing: Building an
Evidence-Based Practice

MSN Year One: Spring* 


NUR 702 Human Diversity, Social, and Political Issues 3
NUR 703 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
(90 clinical hours)

MSN Year Two: Summer*  

NUR 505 Policy, Organizational Management and Leadership in Healthcare 3
NUR 509 Educational Theories and Curriculum Design 3

MSN Year Two: Fall*  

NUR 510 Curriculum Design, Outcomes Assessment and Evaluation 3
NUR 820 Translating and Integrating Scholarship Practicum 2

MSN Year Two: Spring*  

NUR 511 Teaching and Learning for Nurse Educators (Practicum)
(90 Clinical Hours)
NUR 820 Translating and Integrating Scholarship Practicum 2
TOTAL MSN S.H.               37

Total credits for MSN Nurse Educator program (37)

*Taking two courses per semester (year-round), this program can be completed in two years.

Residency Requirement

In addition to online coursework, the MSN program requires students to attend two residencies, generally 1-3 days in length, in addition to orientation, during their respective tenure in the program. These residencies include: new student orientation, second residency and final residency in May that coincides with graduation.

Online tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register. Learn more about Online tuition and fees here.

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Balance career advancement with the rest of your life by studying online, on your schedule.