Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Education online

Strengthen your nursing skillset and gain a foundational understanding of curriculum and instruction development that will prepare you to guide the future of nursing.

Apply by 12/26/22
Start Class 1/9/23

Program Overview

$15,120* In-State Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
33 Credit Hours
$13,860* In-State Tuition
As few as 14 months Program Duration
33 Credit Hours

Fill the need for qualified nurse educators by earning your Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Education online. Advance your nursing career and expand your knowledge of educational concepts that will prepare you to work in clinical and academic settings.

The core curriculum for the Nurse Educator MSN is focused on advanced courses that cover physical health assessment, physiology and pathophysiology, and pharmacology. You will also study various topics in nursing education, including curriculum development and instructional methods. Additionally, you will complete 150 hours of a practicum and create a portfolio of your work to show to potential employers.

This program will prepare you to sit for the CNE exam.

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In this CCNE- and ACEN-accredited MSN Nurse Education program, you will:

  • Explore the ever-changing role of healthcare practice with an emphasis on healthcare policy, interdisciplinary collaboration, and social, cultural, political, economic, legal and regulatory considerations
  • Learn research design, instrumentation, data collection, statistical analysis, data analysis and interpretation
  • Explore the concepts, theories and research related to the nurse educator advanced practice role, including teaching, learning technology, evaluation strategies, leadership and marketing skills
  • Explore the field experience and the real-world application of concepts, theories and strategies in academic and clinical settings
  • Explore the ever-changing role of healthcare practice with an emphasis on healthcare policy, interdisciplinary collaboration, and social, cultural, political, economic, legal and regulatory considerations
  • Learn research design, instrumentation, data collection, statistical analysis, data analysis and interpretation
  • Explore the concepts, theories and research related to the nurse educator advanced practice role, including teaching, learning technology, evaluation strategies, leadership and marketing skills
  • Explore the field experience and the real-world application of concepts, theories and strategies in academic and clinical settings
  • Explore the ever-changing role of healthcare practice with an emphasis on healthcare policy, interdisciplinary collaboration, and social, cultural, political, economic, legal and regulatory considerations
  • Learn research design, instrumentation, data collection, statistical analysis, data analysis and interpretation
  • Explore the concepts, theories and research related to the nurse educator advanced practice role, including teaching, learning technology, evaluation strategies, leadership and marketing skills
  • Explore the field experience and the real-world application of concepts, theories and strategies in academic and clinical settings

In this CCNE- and ACEN-accredited MSN Nurse Education program, you will:

  • Explore the ever-changing role of healthcare practice with an emphasis on healthcare policy, interdisciplinary collaboration, and social, cultural, political, economic, legal and regulatory considerations
  • Learn research design, instrumentation, data collection, statistical analysis, data analysis and interpretation
  • Explore the concepts, theories and research related to the nurse educator advanced practice role, including teaching, learning technology, evaluation strategies, leadership and marketing skills
  • Explore the field experience and the real-world application of concepts, theories and strategies in academic and clinical settings
  • Explore the ever-changing role of healthcare practice with an emphasis on healthcare policy, interdisciplinary collaboration, and social, cultural, political, economic, legal and regulatory considerations
  • Learn research design, instrumentation, data collection, statistical analysis, data analysis and interpretation
  • Explore the concepts, theories and research related to the nurse educator advanced practice role, including teaching, learning technology, evaluation strategies, leadership and marketing skills
  • Explore the field experience and the real-world application of concepts, theories and strategies in academic and clinical settings

Nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council

Graduate this MSN Nurse Education online program prepared for a variety of roles, including:

  • Nursing Faculty (or Adjunct Instructor)
  • Clinical Educator
  • Hospital Educator
  • Program Manager
  • Patient Educator

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Tuition

YSU is committed to providing an outstanding education that is also affordable. Tuition is structured to give our in-state and out-of-state students the best value and flexibility.

Tuition breakdown:

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$420* Per Credit Hour
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$13,860* Per Program

*In-state tuition.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
In-State Out-of-State In-State Out-of-State In-State Out-of-State
MSN Nurse Education $420 $425 $1,260 $1,275 $13,860 $14,025

Additional Fees

Application: $45 (waived if you are an active/veteran military member)

Technology: $12 per course

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). YSU's Federal School Code is 003145.

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

One University Plaza
Meshel Hall, 203
Youngstown, OH 44555

Phone: 330-941-3505
Fax: 330.941.1659
Email: [email protected]

Calendar

At YSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

Next Start & Application Due Dates:

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12/26/22 Next Application Deadline
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1/9/23 Start Classes
First StartsProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring 11/9/2312/26/221/2/231/4/231/6/232/26/23
Spring 23/13/232/27/233/10/233/8/233/3/234/29/23

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Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree from Youngstown State University. Find out the admission requirements for the Nurse Educator MSN program, what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Review the Program Map to determine eligibility of this program in your state.

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1,000 clinical hours

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Degree IconBSN degreewith 3.0 undergraduate GPA
Teaching License IconValid RN licensein the state you will complete practicum hours
1,000 clinical hoursof practice as a registered nurse
  • Complete graduate admissions application and pay $45 non-refundable application fee
  • BSN degree from an accredited program
  • Regular admission requires a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and verification of recent work experience within the past three years.
  • 1,000 clinical hours of practice as a Registered Nurse within the last three years prior to registering for the first specialty course (NURS 7018, 7019, 7020, 7021)*
  • If GPA is 2.7 – 2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) - 2,000 clinical hours of practice as a Registered Nurse within the last three years prior to registering for the first specialty course (N. Ed NURS 7018, 7019, 7020, 7021)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Verification of a current, unencumbered RN license and expiration date in the state in which the student is licensed and practices and will be completing practicum hours

Clinical Hours and Experience

Applicants will complete a Supplemental Employment Verification form as part of the application process. This is used to verify clinical hours and experience.

  • Current BLS certification, immunizations, drug screen and criminal background checks are maintained while in the program annually

The YSU online nursing programs must meet the standards of the state(s) in which authority is approved to provide education and may only admit students from those states. Online nursing students must complete the program in the state of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, or Michigan.

Official Transcripts

Official Transcripts must come directly from the institution. These can be sent electronically via email [email protected] or mailed to the following address:

Youngstown State University
College of Graduate Studies
Coffelt Hall
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555

Transcripts issued directly to a student by an institution can only be accepted if they are in a sealed envelope from the college or university.

Courses

To complete the Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Education online program, you must complete 33 credit hours, comprised of 15 credit hours of core courses and 15 credit hours of Nurse Educator courses. Students must also complete a three credit hour capstone.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Exploration of healthcare issues including changing roles and scope of practice, with emphasis on healthcare policy, interdisciplinary collaboration and social, cultural, political, economic, legal, regulatory and ethical practice considerations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of health-related evidence to continuously improve quality of practice. Exploration of the significance of theory, research and research methods and strategies for translating evidence into practice. Research design, instrumentation, data collection methods, statistical analysis, data analysis and data interpretation will be discussed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Normal physiologic functions and pathologic mechanisms are examined to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of pharmacological concepts in the clinical setting with examination of major categories of pharmacological agents.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Development of advanced clinical knowledge and skills needed for comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan. Emphasis on health history, physical, cultural, developmental and nutritional assessments with differential diagnosis of common health problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focus on nursing curriculum development, design, and implementation. Foundations of nursing curriculum, curriculum designs, and development of frameworks and learning strategies to achieve outcomes, and competencies in nursing education.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theoretical foundations and analysis of teaching strategies in academic and clinical settings promoting critical thinking, clinical judgment, assessment techniques, and learning outcomes in a variety of nursing education and healthcare settings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Methods, frameworks, basic principles, and strategies for nursing educational evaluation, including assessment, designs, curriculum and program evaluation tools, agency accreditation processes, and measurement tools of scoring and grading.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of concepts, theories and research related to the nurse educator advanced practice role development including teaching, learning, technology, evaluation strategies, leadership, marketing skills, and nursing education practice in academic and health care delivery settings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Field experience and application of concepts, theories, research findings, teaching strategies, learning, technology, evaluation strategies, leadership, and marketing skills from nursing education courses in a variety of nursing education and healthcare settings. This practicum will consist of 50 hours.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Field experience and application of concepts, theories, research findings, teaching strategies, learning, technology, evaluation strategies, leadership, and marketing skills from nursing education courses in a variety of nursing education and healthcare settings. This practicum will consist of 100 hours.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Culminating course of the MSN program. Synthesis of learned concepts and theories in the form of development of an individual scholarly project and the dissemination of findings under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Total of 60 project clock hours.

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