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  • Program Overview

    M.S. in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Education (33 credits)

    Endicott College's Master of Science in Nursing Education program allows students to prepare for the advanced role of nurse educator in either an academic or health care organizations. Nurse educators are responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating, and revising academic and continuing education programs for nurses.

    Nurse educators are a critical component in exploring new trends and innovative instructional technology strategies. They also aid in preparing the nursing workforce for the diverse, ever-changing health care environment.

    An internship provides the opportunity to integrate knowledge and experience within an administrative environment with a nursing educator. Internship placements are arranged individually through the School of Nursing with your career goals in mind. A capstone project covers the essence, evidence, and excellence of the American Nurses Association competencies.

    • 33 credit hour program
    • No GRE required
    • Accelerated coursework
    • Flexible and 100% online courses
    • 18-month completion
    • Highly-skilled faculty with real-life experience
    • Cohort model that promotes peer support and collaboration
    • Personal and accessible advisory support

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Pre-Master's Pathway Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 13

    The Pre-Master's Pathway is designed for applicants who are registered nurses with an Associate degree or diploma in nursing who have a Bachelor degree or higher degree in a field other than nursing. This option offers alternative methods of qualifying for admission to the Graduate School based on transfer of academic courses and course enrollment. In order to be admitted to the Pre-Master's Pathway, students are required to have completed undergraduate professional nursing courses in nursing leadership, nursing research and concepts/practice in community health. Students may have to submit the course syllabi from other nursing schools for evaluation or enroll in courses at Endicott College to meet these requirements.

    Although the Pre-Master's Pathway does not grant a Bachelor degree in nursing, it can enable the student to meet the criteria for admission into the graduate program in nursing. The Pre-Master's Pathway grants exemptions for the specific graduate program admission requirement of a nursing baccalaureate degree.

    Once students have been accepted into the program and completed the necessary prerequisites, they will follow the Traditional Master's course work.

    If applicable to applicant, the four additional pre-requisite courses are:

    • MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
    • NU 306 - Nursing Research (Cr: 3)
    • NU 408 - Leadership and Management in Nursing (Cr: 3)
    • NU 411/411L - Community/ Population Health Nursing (Cr: 4)

    Traditional Master's Pathway Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 18

    The Traditional Master's Pathway is designed for registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The common course of study for each specialty includes graduate core courses in theories, research process and design, and contemporary issues and trends that influence nursing practice. The courses follow a detailed sequence needed to develop expertise in each concentration.

    • NUR 502 - Contemporary Issues and Trends in Advanced Nursing Practice (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 508 - Role Development Within Professional Organizations (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 525 - Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 527 - Health Policy & Finance: Application for Advanced Practice Nurses (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 574 - Nursing Research I: Methods (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 575 - Nursing Research II: Project (Cr: 3)

    Nursing Education Degree Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 33

    Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required 45

    Family Nurse Practitioner - 27 credits

    • NUR 550 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease for Advanced Nursing Practice (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 551 - Comprehensive Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnostic Decision Making (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 562 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for Family Nurse Practitioner (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 566 - Seminar for the Professional Nurse Practitioner (Cr: 2)
    • NUR 567 - Primary Care of the Childbearing Family (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 568 - Primary Care of the Childbearing Family Practicum (Cr: 5)
    • NUR 569 - Primary Care of the Adult and Geriatric Patient (Cr: 3)
    • NUR 570 - Primary Care of the Adult and Geriatric Patient Practicum (Cr: 5)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Integrates scientific findings from nursing and other disciplines for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
    • Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies to implement organizational and systems leadership critical to the promotion of high quality and safe patient care.
    • Applies the methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality, as well as quality principles within an organization.
    • Apply research outcomes within the practice setting, to resolve practice problems, working as a change agent to disseminate results.
    • Utilize patient-care technologies to deliver and enhance care, using communication technologies to integrate and coordinate care
    • Integrates and advocates for ethical, legal and professional standards of practice and intervenes at the systems level through the policy development process.
    • Communicates, collaborates, and consults with other health professionals to manage and coordinate care within the Interprofessional team
    • Applies and integrates broad, organizational, client-centered, and ethnically and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care including services to individuals, families, and aggregates
    • Influences healthcare outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems through evidenced based nursing practice as well as the ability to integrate knowledge and formulate interventions into both direct and indirect patient care. Reference: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2011). The essentials of master's education in nursing. Retrieved from

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M.S.N. in Nursing Education at a Glance

$896 Cost Per Credit
33 Credits
$29,570 Degree Cost
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Already Have Your M.S.N.?

Interested in taking the next step in your nurse educator career? Endicott offers a Post-Master's Nurse Educator Certificate and a Ph.D. in Nursing to continue educating the next generation of nursing scholars and researchers. 


The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404) 975-5000 and Fax (404) 975-5020.