Master of Science in Nursing Education

Nurses with ChartIf you are a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or above and are looking for an opportunity to earn a graduate degree in nursing, Empire State College's Master of Science in Nursing Education is a good choice for you.

The M. S. in nursing education is a 42-credit, online program. The degree will prepare you to perform the nurse educator role in a clinical setting (such as a staff development department), or as faculty for institutions of higher education.

Program Design

Courses are offered fall, spring and summer terms. See the nursing course information for course descriptions.

Suggested Enrollment Sequence

Term One - 6 credits

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practices - NUR 500 (3 credits)

Professional Role Development and Ethics - NUR 501 (3 credits)

Term Two - 6 credits

Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice - NUR 502 (3 credits)

Informatics and Health Care Technology - NUR 503 (3 credits)

Term Three - 3 credits

Contemporary Issues in Health Care - NUR 504 (3 credits)

Term Four - 6 credits

Population Health, Human Diversity and Social Issues - NUR 505 (3 credits)

Advanced Pathophysiology - NUR 506 (3 credits)

Term Five - 6 credits

Advanced Pharmacology - NUR 507 (3 credits)

Advanced Health and Physical Assessment - NUR 508 (3 credits)

Term Six - 3 credits

Curriculum and Program Development - NUR 5600 (3 credits)

Term Seven - 6 credits

Instructional Design and Teaching with Technology - NUR 5601 (3 credits)

Measurement Assessment and Evaluation of Learners and Programs - NUR 5602 (3 credits)

Term Eight - 6 credits

Nursing Education Capstone - NUR 5609 (3 credits)

graduate-level elective (3 credits)

CCNE accredited seal

The RN to BSN, MS in Nursing Education, and MS in Nursing Administration programs at Empire State College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing®

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing seal
Tau Kappa At-Large Chapter

The mission of STTI is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.


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SUNY Empire’s School of Nursing and Allied Health is ready to assist you with planning your degree program and keeping you on track.


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