Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Education
Spring Arbor University

Program Details

For nurses who hold a BSN from an accredited nursing program, Spring Arbor University Online offers a CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing – Education track that prepares nurses for educator roles in academic and staff development settings.

  • CCNE-accredited online program for busy nurses
  • Get started quickly with no waiting list and no GRE/GMAT required
  • Affordable tuition with a wide range of financial aid options for qualifying students

Earning your MSN/Ed can help you advance to a career as a clinical leader or clinical instructor, among other positions.

  • Clinical leaders oversee the integration of care for patients and the medical team with which they work. Together with the medical team, clinical leaders help ensure that patients get the best care possible. This includes determining a treatment plan for your patients, collecting and evaluating treatment results and overseeing your patients’ medical team.
  • Clinical instructors hold instructor positions at schools of nursing, helping to prepare the next generation of nurses to deliver quality and compassionate care.

Delivered online with an adjunct teaching practicum alongside an experienced faculty member in your area, this two-year nursing program awards maximum flexibility with self-directed study, as well as hands-on, real-world experience.

You learn to develop lesson plans, teach courses and oversee students’ clinical practices. You gain advanced familiarity in the clinical foundations of assessment, pharmacology and pathophysiology, and graduate prepared to fulfill your heart’s calling to serve as a teacher in today’s complex healthcare system.


Admissions: BSN degree, accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); Official transcripts; A 3.0 GPA or higher (calculated from the most recent 60 academic credits); Unrestricted, unencumbered, current nursing license from the state of employment (license must be kept current throughout the program); Two letters of recommendation; Two-page goal statement.

Practicum/Clinical Requirements: Minimum of one year experience working as RN preferred; Evidence of current professional malpractice insurance – minimum $1/3 million prior to Senior Nursing Project; Compliance with all institutional requirements prior to Senior Nursing Project; CPR/BLS certification as required; Proof of TB testing, and any required immunizations; HIPAA training; and any additional requirements.

An internship is required for this program. Convicted felons may be limited to the type of location or client population in which their internships may be conducted (in regulation with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations).

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

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