Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Educator
South Dakota State University

Program Details

Nurse Educators can teach in a variety of settings from academic to clinical. The Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Educator opens the door to better job opportunities, better pay, and personal satisfaction teaching the next generation of nurses. 

Nurses learn theories of teaching and learning with this online Nurse Educator program. Students will develop their ability to plan, implement, and evaluate nursing curriculum. Graduates are eligible to earn national certification as a Certified Nurse Educator.

Courses cover topics including:

  • Advanced assessment across the lifespan for the CNL/Nurse Educator
  • Curriculum development and program evaluation in nursing
  • Assessment and evaluation in nursing education
  • Role development of the nurse educator

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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

Criminal Background Check, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN accredited nursing program, with an approved statistical methods course within the past 5 years
  • Submit evidence of current RN licensure
  • 1500 hours of documented nursing practice prior to first clinical course
  • Complete compliance requirements: background check, FBI fingerprint, drug screen, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, ACLS certification for FNP specialization, professional liability insurance, influenza vaccine, TB test