The Master of Science degree in Nursing is designed for registered nurses who are seeking advanced preparation and leadership roles. The nurse educator concentration prepares graduates to assume faculty roles in nursing education at the pre-licensure program levels or roles in staff development in healthcare settings. In the program, graduates participate in clinical experiences in selected settings and in teaching environments. Graduates begin preparation to become eligible for national specialty certification as a certified nurse educator (CNE). Students will be eligible to take the certification exam upon graduation and after meeting the eligibility criteria.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited school of nursing
- A statement of professional goals
- A current unencumbered RN license with no pending action in any state, and the unencumbered license must be maintained throughout enrollment in the program
- An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 2.5 on the last 30 undergraduate hours
- Demonstrate competency in scholarly writing by submission of GRE analytical writing score of 3.5 or better within the last five years OR passing the NUR 692 Scholarly Writing for Healthcare Professionals with a grade of B or better prior to taking graduate level classes
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges