Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN) / Nurse Education
Spring Arbor University

Program Details

The RN-MSN/Ed online program at Spring Arbor University will allow you to continue to practice while working towards a position of nurse educator for less money and in less time than it would take if you were to pursue your BSN first.

  • Online program for busy RNs
  • Get started quickly; no waiting list or GMAT/GRE required
  • Affordable tuition with a wide range of financial aid options for eligible students

Upon completion of this online RN to MSN/Ed program, you can go on to work as an instructor in academic settings, or as a staff development officer or clinical supervisor in a hospital. It’s an ideal career for nurses who want a high level of autonomy and flexibility, as well as increased opportunities to supplement income through consultation, faculty practice, teaching workshops and professional presentations.

In addition to learning how to develop lesson plans, teach courses and oversee students’ clinical practices, you’ll benefit from a mind-body-spirit approach to teaching. You will have direct access to dedicated nurse educators who are known for their active involvement in improving the quality of nursing. They have all chosen to be at an institution that frees them to bring their faith-based perspective and experience into their work; to that end, you can expect a transformative graduate experience that will show you how to integrate faith and learning into your professional nursing role.


Admissions: Associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing leading to RN licensure; Official transcripts; 3.0 GPA or higher (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; A two-page goal.

Practicum/Clinical Requirements:  Minimum one year experience working as a registered nurse 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