Program Overview

The online MSN / Nurse Educator degree program from the University of Central Missouri is designed to emphasize advanced practice nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes, as well as the application of the research process to clinical phenomena within the context of rural family health. The Nurse Educator concentration stresses the use of academic technologies in the educator role. Coursework covers topics such as:

  • ​Physiology/Pathophysiology and pharmacology
  • Teaching theory in nursing
  • ​Designing nursing curricula

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    • Bachelor’s degree with an upper division nursing major from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
    • Admission to UCM’s graduate studies including specific requirements for the Department of Nursing.
    • Completion of the Department of Nursing’s application for admission including undergraduate transcripts.
    • A minimum of one year of post baccalaureate nursing experience for students choosing the Family Nurse Practitioner emphasis area. This year may be completed while taking core theory courses for the program.
    • Undergraduate minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale for students choosing the Family Nurse Practitioner emphasis area.
    • Undergraduate minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for students choosing the Nurse Educator emphasis area.
    • Has an active registered nurse license.
    • Computer or computer access with hardware compatible with UCM’s program software. Basic computer skills are required prior to matriculation.
    • Completion of a criminal background check.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1871, the University of Central Missouri, located in Warrensburg, Missouri, is a four-year, public university originally known as State Normal School District, #2. It later became Warrensburg Teachers College and went through several other name changes before becoming the University of Central Missouri in 1996. UCM focuses on "preparing its students to succeed in a world that is quickly changing. UCM’s academics, opportunities for leadership and programs provide students with the skills, experience and knowledge that will help them succeed in life."

    UCM offers programs for bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate level certificates from the following colleges:

    • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Harman College of Business and Professional Studies
    • College of Education
    • College of Health, Science and Technology
    • Honors College

    Select online bachelor's and master's degrees are available through UCM Online. Online instructors are the same as classroom instructors.


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