Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education

The Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education specialty track is designed to expand the knowledge of the registered nurse to include the design, implementation, and evaluation of nursing education. The focus on evidence-based practice, quality outcomes, clinical expertise, educational principles, and advancement of the individual nurse and profession will prepare the registered nurse for an advanced level of practice. Students complete 120 hours in a nursing education practicum with a nurse educator in their community.


This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.


The MSN program prepares students to:

  • Employ leadership skills to improve the quality of care in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Integrate advanced nursing and science knowledge into practice

MSN program outcomes:

  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing and a variety of sciences in diverse settings for the purpose of improving nursing care
  • Apply organizational and systems leadership concepts to promote quality patient care
  • Evaluate performance improvement processes designed for the purpose of providing quality patient care
  • Apply research outcomes and evidence-based practice to recommendations for improved patient care
  • Synthesize health policy processes established for the advocacy of quality healthcare
  • Integrate interprofessional collaboration to the management of patient and population health outcomes
  • Apply organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts to clinical prevention and population care to identified populations

MSN - Nursing Education concentration outcomes:

  • Utilize pedagogical principles to develop, design, and revise an innovative nursing curriculum that promotes quality and safety in the delivery of nursing care and education.
  • Critique curricular assessment and evaluation strategies to ensure optimal learner outcomes are achieved.
  • Demonstrate clinical expertise through the synthesis of evidence from nursing and other sciences in preparation and delivery of nursing education to a diverse population of learners.

Degree Requirements


NRSG610Advanced Nursing Practice


NRSG612Integrating Theory and Research for Evidence-Based Practice


NRSG615Healthcare Informatics and Technologies


NRSG617Policy and Politics in Nursing and Healthcare


NRSG625Promoting and Preserving Health in a Diverse Society


NRSG640MSN Capstone


Total Credit Hours:24


NRSG631AAdvanced Pathopharmacology & Physical Assessment for the Nurse Educator A


NRSG631BAdvanced Pathopharmacology & Physical Assessment for the Nurse Educator B


NRSG633Innovative Teaching Strategies


NRSG634Curriculum Development and Design


NRSG635Assessment and Evaluation Strategies


NRSG636Applying Nursing Education Principles in Practice & Virtual Environments


NRSG637Application of QSEN in the Advanced Nursing Role


Total Credit Hours:24

Total Credit Hours: 48

Admissions Requirements

Admission to this program requires an unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the United States. All students must maintain this licensure throughout the program of study.

Students must have graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a regionally accredited institution. A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 for the last 90 quarter (60 semester) hours of study undertaken for full acceptance into the program.

Prior to starting the nursing program all applicants must submit an unofficial or official copy of college transcript from their BSN degree for review. Applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing degree program who meet all general admission requirements, but who have a CGPA for the BSN degree between 2.75 to 2.99 for the last 90 quarter (60 semester) hours of study, may be granted provisional admission. Students must successfully complete their first two MSN courses with a minimum of 3.0 GPA to be granted full admission to the nursing program or be administratively withdrawn.

Students must successfully complete NRSG610 first before advancing to other courses in the MSN program. No other program courses may be taken prior to NRSG610.


  • Virtual Campus

Area of Study

  • Nursing

Degree Level

  • Master