Master of Science Nursing— Education (BSN to MSN Option)
Our online master’s in nursing education will prepare you to teach a new generation of nurses. Competencies for this specialty were derived from the NLN Nurse Educator standards and the Masters Essentials for Professional Nursing practice. The coursework will prepare you to become a knowledgeable nurse educator ready to teach in diverse settings.
Who the Program Is For:
- Registered nurses (RNs) who possess a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), have a current, unencumbered RN license, and wish to move into nursing education.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how this program works.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
You’ll become an expert in all areas of study required by the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Nurse Educator Competencies. WGU's M.S. in Nursing education degree program will give you mastery of core competencies and provide research-evidence-based course preparation.
The program requires a total of 36 competency units (CUs), our equivalent to the traditional credit hour. Almost every student who begins their program with an undergraduate degree can complete the program in less than 3 years.
The WGU Master of Science in Nursing program is grounded in real research on effective instruction, and adheres to national standards. It provides the knowledge and skills that enable graduates to design, implement, and manage nursing programs as well as effectively teach nursing courses.
Key Subject Areas
These Courses Add to Your Credentials:
Professional Presence and Influence
Translational Research for Practice and Populations
Organizational Leadership and Interprofessional Team Development
Pathopharmacological Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
Comprehensive Health Assessment for Patients and Populations
Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience
Policy, Politics, and Global Health Trends
Evolving Roles of Nurse Educators in Diverse Learning Environments
Facilitation of Context-Based Student-Centered Learning
Contemporary Curriculum Design and Development in Nursing Education
Assessment and Evaluation Strategies for Measuring Student Learning
Emerging Trends and Challenges in 21st Century Nursing Education
Advanced Information Management and the Application of Technology
Nursing Education Field Experience
The BSN to MSN option degree program in Nursing Education also requires the successful completion of a capstone project. Your capstone project is something to be proud of – it's the culmination of all your hard work. Your final project will address a key issue, need, gap, or opportunity resulting from an identified need in nursing education or healthcare. The capstone project provides you the opportunity to demonstrate your competency and commitment to ultimately improving health outcomes. Go ahead, show everyone what you can do.