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Master of Science in Nurse Educator Program

About the Program

The Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program is a graduate nursing program that prepares advanced, visionary, holistic nurse educators who synthesize scientific evidence for application to 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. 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.

See what else our program has to offer by checking out our curriculum or taking a look at our Student Handbook.

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Program Requirements:

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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