Program Overview

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

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    • 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

    School Overview

    The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. In large part, MU's quality can be traced to Missouri's comprehensive view of education. While other states created separate research and land-grant institutions, Missouri combined its research and land-grant efforts at one university. As the state’s largest and most comprehensive university, Mizzou has more than 300 degree programs, including 89 online options, through 18 colleges and schools and is one of only six public universities nationwide that can claim a medical school, veterinary medicine college and a law school on the same campus.

    Undergraduate and graduate programs, including fully online degree programs, are housed in the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • College of Arts and Science
    • Trulaske College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • Graduate Studies
    • School of Health Professions
    • Honors College
    • College of Human Environmental Sciences
    • School of Journalism
    • School of Law
    • School of Medicine
    • Sinclair School of Nursing
    • Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs
    • College of Veterinary Medicine


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