Degree Requirements: MSN Nurse Educator

Nurse Educator Program (NE) Full-Time Sample Course Sequence

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Master of Science in Nursing students must complete the following requirements:

  • Complete the prescribed credit hours for the chosen MSN track
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Repeat any course in which a grade below a B was earned. Students may repeat a course only one time. Students are allowed to repeat a maximum of two courses.
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Semester I 9 Required
N502 Professional Roles, Quality and Safety for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
N505 Theoretical Foundations in Nursing Practice 3
N565 Advanced Pathophysiology and Disease States 3
Semester II 9 Required
N515 Policy, Organization and Leadership 3
N545 Advanced Health Care Research 3
N575 Advanced Pharmacology 3
Semester III 7 Required
N525 Health Promotion, Health Protection, and Disease Prevention 3
N595 Advanced Health Assessment and Physical Diagnosis 3
N596 Advanced Health Assessment and Physical Diagnosis Practicum (100 Practicum Hours) 1
Semester IV 10 Required
N681 Educational Theories & Conceptual Foundations of Nursing Education 3
N685 Instructional Strategies 3
N698 Teaching Practicum and Role Development for the Nurse Educator I 1
N696 Applied Statistics for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Semester V 10 Required
N703 Curriculum Design for Nursing Education 3
N783 Educational Assessment and Evaluation Methods 3
N700 Teaching Practicum and Role Development for the Nurse Educator II 1
N799 Capstone in Nursing Education 1
N704 Clinical Management for Nurse Educators 2
  Total Credits 45 Credits


This is a sample plan of study. The courses can vary depending on a student’s transferred credit. Please work with the MSN advisor to complete your plan of study.

The Nurse Educator graduate certificate is also an option for students to take. See more information here.