Stephen F. Austin State University offers an online MSN in Nursing Education through the Richard & Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing. The program gives nurses the skills and knowledge necessary to teach in a variety of settings upon graduation.
Students learn how to develop nursing curriculum, understand teaching methodologies, and utilize evaluation strategies in classroom or clinical education settings. With online courses and clinical experiences arranged in the student’s local area, nurses can remain in the community where they live and work while advancing their education and career opportunities. Graduates can teach in high school health occupation programs, community colleges and universities, or serve as a nurse educator in hospital or business settings.
The curriculum includes topics such as:
- Evidence based research for the advanced practical role
- Contemporary healthcare ethics
- Advanced pharmacology, pathophysiology, and health assessment
- Assessment and evaluation of nursing education
% OnlineMostly Online
Program Accreditation & Licensing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Students visit campus for an orientation session and one 2-day seminar for skills.
- Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution
- Applicants must have a current valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse license
- Applicants must have one year of full-time practice as a Registered Nurse.