Program Overview

The online MSN degree program from Notre Dame College is designed for practicing nurses who are looking to advance their careers as nurse educators. Coursework covers topics like advanced assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology, nursing educational theory, instructional methods, and curriculum development. Graduates of the program are prepared to:

  • Embody the role of educator within the nursing profession, the community, and the health care system
  • ​Communicate effectively with the health care professionals to develop and nurture collaborative relationships
  • ​Demonstrate clinical reasoning in the application of nursing and multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to foster optimal client health outcomes
  • Analyze personal and organizational decision making utilizing an understanding of how ethics and values influence health care delivery
  • ​Demonstrate cultural competence that reflects sensitivity to human diversity in a dynamic academic and health care environment
  • Demonstrate competence in leadership roles and a commitment to ongoing professional development for the provision of quality, cost-effective health care, and the advancement of nursing practice
  • ​Utilize nursing research for the promotion of high quality nursing education, health care, and evidence based practice

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    • Complete baccalaureate degree with an upper division major in nursing from a program accredited by a nationally recognized nursing accrediting authority (CCNE or NLNAC).
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for the baccalaureate nursing degree.
    • Potential Candidates may be considered with a 2.75 for provisional acceptance for one term only with specific stipulations.
    • Have a current RN license in good standing to practice professional nursing in the United States.
    • One year of experience as a registered nurse.
    • A two page essay that describes the applicants reasons for pursuing graduate study.
    • Submission of a resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
    • All official transcripts.
    • Submit three professional letters of recommendation.

    School Overview

    Notre Dame College is located in South Euclid, Ohio and was established in 1922; it continues today as a Catholic, coeducational, liberal arts college. Notre Dame College was originally founded as a women’s college. However, it became coeducational in 2001. The Sisters of Notre Dame founded the college and today it offers career-oriented liberal arts programs that aim to help their students succeed in the “real world.” The mission of Notre Dame College is “to educate a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility.”


    The college offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the following academic divisions:

    • Arts & Humanities
    • Business Administration
    • Education
    • Nursing
    • Science & Mathematics

    Notre Dame College offers a variety of programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and graduate levels in online and distance learning environments in order to fulfill the needs of both the traditional and nontraditional student.


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