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Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Education

Program Details

The Nursing Education specialization is designed to complement your clinical experience with skills in teaching and learning. The curriculum is designed to provide you with an understanding of issues in nursing education, application of curriculum design and evaluation theory, and experience in the role of the faculty. Nurse educators are found in both schools of nursing along with hospitals and related healthcare organizations. Graduates of the SHU Online MSN program who have completed all Nursing Education courses and 180 hours of clinical are eligible to sit for the CNE exam.


  • Current, unencumbered RN license
  • Bachelor's degree (in nursing or another area) with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Resume
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation from your manager and/or supervisor 
  • Proof of malpractice insurance

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Commission of Higher Education

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)