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Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Educator

Program Details

The online MSN / Nurse Educator degree program from the University of Missouri-Columbia provides students with general nursing and specialized nursing education courses that cover topics like health care policy, nursing theory, research, and evidence-based practice, pathophysiology, public health and sociocultural issues, role development, and teaching strategies and curriculum development. Graduates are prepared for professional positions such as:

  • Academic nurse educator in LPN/LVN, ADN, or BSN programs
  • Educational research assistant
  • Patient and family educator in various settings
  • Staff development coordinator
  • ​Staff educator in various practice settings


  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by a national organization responsible for nursing accreditation and by the Higher Learning Commission
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse
  • Admission to this program requires GRE scores if your GPA is below 3.3. If you have not taken the GRE in the past five years, now is the time to do so
  • Successful completion of a graduate-level statistics course
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Some campus visits are required

Accreditation & Licensing

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

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education