Quick Info

Next Start
07/20/2020

Program Length
15 MONTHS

Next Start
07/20/2020

Program Length
15 MONTHS

Educate the next generation of nurses with your online master's in nursing education degree

As a nurse educator, you could help teach the next generation of nurses and prepare them for real-world challenges. With the right online nurse educator program, you could enjoy a more rewarding, more fulfilling career.

This online degree program prepares registered nurses (RNs) to become nurse educators in a broad variety of settings, including higher education, vocational education, healthcare staff development, and patient education. As part of your program, you’ll learn practical skills and knowledge in current nursing trends and theory, as well as effective teaching methods and techniques.

POTENTIAL CAREERS

An online Master's in Nursing Education could help you advance your nursing career in positions such as:

  • Nurse educator
  • Nursing instructor
  • Patient education specialist
  • Healthcare staff training and development specialist

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

During your online Master’s in Nursing Education program, you’ll learn vital topics and skills, such as:1

  • Teaching critical thinking and clinical decisions
  • Technologies for nursing education and practice
  • Outcomes assessment
  • Quality management
  • Advanced nursing theory
  • Research and evaluation methods
  • Instructional strategy
  • Advanced pharmacology

Program Outcomes and Goals

  • For nursing program outcomes, click here
  • For nursing goals, click here
  • For the Student Nursing Handbook, click here

PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATION

CCNE

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing at Independence University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Still Have Questions?

If you have questions about IU's online Master of Science in Nursing Education, you can get all the answers in the program overview.

Why Choose Independence University?

IU's online degree programs can help you prepare for employment in some of today's most rewarding job fields. Our programs are career-focused, without elective courses that you don't want or need, so you can finish your degree fast.

Master’s degree in Nursing Education Here’s what you can expect:

Do you love to teach? Do you have a desire to educate the next generation of nurses? If you are a registered nurse and want to advance your career, complete your Master’s in Nursing Education and enjoy a rewarding career helping others grow theirs! As one of our two BSN to MSN online programs, our Master of Science in Nursing degree program focuses on practical skills and knowledge in current nursing trends and theory, as well as effective teaching methods and techniques, all of which could open new career opportunities for you.

If you have a busy life with work and family commitments, you may think advancing your degree is not possible. But the fact is, our students complete their degrees while keeping their work and family commitments all the time. When you have the flexibility of 24/7 online learning, you can more easily fit college into your hectic schedule. Plus, you can earn your Master’s in Nursing Education in just 15 months! At IU, we provide the perfect mix of personal support and checkpoints to keep you on track in completing your MSN education online.

Step by step, here’s how it works:

Your courses are set up in modules, each lasting four weeks. You’ll take one or two courses at a time per module, as is determined by your program schedule. To help keep you on track with your coursework, each course will have daily checkpoints. For instance, a checkpoint may be reviewing an article on innovative teaching techniques, then answering one question from the article.

At IU, you can gain the knowledge and skills needed to help educate current or future nurses to launch their careers.

Here’s a sample of some of the courses (taught in 4-week modules) you’ll take:

  • Technologies for Nursing Education and Practice
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations in Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Nursing Theory
  • Leadership Theory
  • Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology

And much more! As a nonprofit institution, we invest in our students. That’s why you’ll have access to no-cost tutoring and personal time with instructors as you need it.

In addition, IU provides you with your own “Success Team.” Your team includes your admissions consultant who provides assistance during your enrollment process, your student services adviser who is your main contact throughout your schooling, your faculty program adviser who you can contact for issues specific to your degree program, your active student planner who monitors, updates, and reviews all financial aid paperwork to ensure you continue to receive any financial aid you may qualify for, and your career services adviser who contacts you early in your education to assist in your career development and job search skills.

New career options as a nurse educator—here’s what you can expect:

As a graduate and nurse educator, you’ll be prepared to work in a variety of settings, including higher education, vocational education, healthcare staff development, and patient education.

Nurse educator positions include:

  • Nurse instructor
  • Nurse educator
  • Patient education specialist
  • Healthcare staff training and development specialist

As a nonprofit institution, IU invests in your success, and our curriculum, courses, and student services support that commitment. We’ll do all we can to make sure your MSN online education is a positive experience!