Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Nursing Education is designed for nurses interested in developing their accreditation and skills necessary to provide training and education to nurses who are entering the health care service, or who are learning qualities necessary for their nursing roles. 

Graduates will develop their professional expertise and knowledge into a career as an educator whose focus is academic preparation of nursing students of the professional development of nursing staff. Through the program, students will learn practices for training students and staff on the current issues in nursing in clinical as well as teaching in the classroom or in patient and staff development settings.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications for advanced roles in nursing and in nursing education. These qualifications include the ability to implement specialist nursing roles, and promotion of quality improvement of patient-centered care in accordance with professional practice standards that transform health outcomes for diverse populations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 2.7 on a 4.0 scale and 2.7 GPA in the last 60 hours of the program
    • No grade lower than a C on the prerequisite courses of Statistics and Nursing Research
    •  Essay
    •  Résumé or vitae
    • Official transcripts
    • Two professional Recommendation
    • Two letters of endorsement
    • Evidence of an unrestricted RN license


    Currently, Lenoir-Rhyne University will no longer be able to offer online programs or courses for students residing in the following states: Massachusetts and Florida.

    School Overview

    Lenoir-Rhyne University is a four-year, private, liberal arts academy that is located in Hickory, North Carolina. The school was founded in 1891 by four Lutheran pastors. Lenoir-Rhyne University is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

    Lenoir-Rhyne University offers bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. The school offers more than 60 different majors in a wide variety of career fields, and many master's degree programs are offered completely online.


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