In our nursing education master’s program, you’ll take the inside track to a future in an advanced nursing practice role as a nurse educator. You’ll receive a broad foundation through core nursing courses as well as clinical and teaching practicums that will equip you to emerge as a nurse educator in clinical and academic environments.
You’ll join a nationally recognized program led by expert faculty whose research and expertise are guiding the field of nursing education.
When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to apply to take the Certified Nurse Educator examination offered by the National League for Nursing.
The program uses a hybrid of online and in-person coursework tocreate a foundation in advanced nursing practice with core and specialty courses. including two practicums
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Students can enroll for the program at either our Main Campus in Chester or Central Pennsylvania campus in Harrisburg.
The program can be completed in 18–24 months of full-time study or at the student’s pace for part-time study within the five-year time limit post matriculation.
Students who hold an MSN and are interested in pursuing nursing education should consider a post-master's certificate. The School of Nursing offers a number of post-master's and post-doctoral certificates in different areas of study.
International applicants, immigrants to the U.S., and U.S. permanent residents are required to submit the results of an English proficiency test taken with 2 years, unless they are from a TOEFL-exempt country. View English Proficiency Requirements
International applicants who will be seeking licensure in the U.S. should work with Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) to utilize their credentials evaluation service.
The School of Nursing requires a passing score on the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Qualifying Examination. The CGFNS Qualifying Examination is a prerequisite for taking the Registered Nurse Licensing Examination in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Our program makes you the priority. A flexible hybrid course delivery system offers in-person and online classes at both the Main Campus in Chester and Harrisburg Campus to ensure that you can still meet the demands of your career and personal life. Minimal on-campus courses are required as part of this program.
Thrive in a nursing community that is guided by expert faculty with close mentorship and one-on-one support. As you complete courses led by nursing leaders, you'll build a network that will follow you long after graduation.
Real-World & Clinical Experience
You’ll gain clinical experience tailored to your course of study with practicum experiences in higher education. On campus, you’ll have access to practice your skills in real-world scenarios in our state-of-the-art simulation and testing center.
Interdisciplinary Education & Research
Through collaboration with schools and departments across campus, you’ll enhance your understanding of the curriculum and how the science of nursing can be applied to other disciplines.