Master of Science in Nursing / Nurse Educator
Western Carolina University

Program Details

Western Carolina University offers an online MSN to aspiring Nurse Educators.  This flexible program, designed for the working nurse practitioner, provides major competency focus areas in academic education, staff education, and patient education.  Online nurse educator program studies will incorporate core nursing courses, such as research, theory, economics, as well as topics including but not limited to:

  • Curriculum development
  • Nursing leadership
  • Nursing informatics

Your academic journey will not only include 100% online coursework, but field-based experiences as well where you build your real-world skills in problem-solving, leadership, and interprofessional communication.  The online MSN education degree will culminate in a comprehensive exam, followed by either a graduate project or thesis.  These final workloads will be submitted to publications or presented for peer-review, entering you and your work into the network of professional nurse educators.  Graduates from this program may pursue careers in hospitals, nursing schools, community health organizations, and more.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Western Carolina University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License

Additional Info

  • One year of clinical experience as a RN within the last five years