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Master of Science in Nursing Education Program

About the Program

The SMSU Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program is an online graduate nurse educator program that prepares you for a rewarding career educating the next generation of nurses.

The demand for qualified, skilled nurses continues to grow. Our online MSN nurse educator program is making a difference in the healthcare industry. We prepare much-needed instructors for nursing programs. The end result is a highly-skilled nursing workforce, ready to provide professional and compassionate care to patients in a variety of settings.

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Additional Information:

M.S. in Nursing, Nurse Educator requires an active, unencumbered RN license in the U.S., bachelor's degree in the science of arts of nursing from an accredited nursing program (ACEN (formerly NLNAC), NLN/CNEA OR CCNE), and total cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate courses from the baccalaureate nursing degree.

View the course requirements within our academic catalog.

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The Nurse Educator specialization consists of academic nursing, professional development nursing, teaching in clinical and community settings, educational theory, instructional technology, curriculum, education assessment/evaluation, and culturally responsive teaching. Using flexible programming and experiences, MSN students develop vital interprofessional collaboration, leadership and communication skills, teaching, and ethical foundations of contemporary nursing.

At SMSU, we strive to prepare advanced, visionary, holistic nurse educators who bring their experience and scientific knowledge to the nursing and teaching practice. The core framework includes advanced nursing study in leadership, continuous quality improvement, self-care and health promotion, population health, and evidence-based practice.

SMSU is a Candidate for Initial Accreditation by ACEN

Effective March 21, 2023, the MSN nursing program at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN, is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on March 21, 2025.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this candidate program on the ACEN’s website.

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