Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Educator
Purdue University Northwest

Program Details

Obtaining a master's in Nurse Educator online allows you to combine your prior field experience with new leadership skill sets to instruct undergraduate nursing students. Learn effective methods to deliver nursing education curriculum, become a clinical instructor, or support staff development in your current facility.

Core courses include studies in informatics, evidenced-based approaches, and theories, along with economics and organizational policies. The Nurse Educator portion of the degree program focuses on topics in curriculum development, principles of teaching, assessment and strategies, and more.

The outlook is promising for nursing instructors as employment opportunities continue to grow. With a flexible online platform, this MSN program is taught by nurse educators with field experience, and you can complete this degree in as little as 12 months.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Purdue University Northwest is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License

Additional Info

  • Restricted to applicants in Indiana, Illinois, or Wisconsin, or Purdue University Northwest alumni
  • Requires a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and current RN licensure
  • Conditional admittance may be available for GPA between 2.5 and 3.0

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, US Territories, International