MSN in Nursing Education
Are you a registered nurse who is passionate about sharing your knowledge and expertise?
If so, consider the 35-credit online MSN in Nursing Education at Montclair State University. This concentration builds on your clinical expertise by providing the necessary learning experiences to educate the next generation of nurses.
Reports issued by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, National League for Nursing, and National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice document the nursing shortage. Nurse educators will address this shortage by playing a critical role in preparing nurses, who will be equipped to deliver care in multiple settings for diverse populations.
With a curriculum grounded in evidence-based practice, coursework focuses on curriculum development, theories of measurement and evaluation, and outcomes-based approaches that promote relevant, safe and effective professional practice to improve outcomes.
Graduates are prepared to enhance interdisciplinary learning experiences in a variety of academic and clinical settings.
We are now offering a Nurse Educator Scholarship for Fall 2023. The tuition scholarship will assist newly enrolled Online Master of Science in Nursing students in the Nursing Education concentration pay for their first Fall 2023 course.
- NURS 500 – Issues Affecting Health Care and Health Policy (3)
- NURS 510 – Informatics and Data Management (3)
- NURS 520 – Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (3)
Direct Care Courses (13 credits)
- NURS 505 – Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
- NURS 515 – Advanced Pharmacology (3)
- NURS 525 – Advanced Health Assessment (4)
- NURS 535 – Genetics and Genomics (3)
Advanced Practice Role (13 credits)
- NURS 600 – Assessment and Evaluation (3)
- NURS 610 – Curriculum Development (3)
- NURS 620 – Teaching Methods Seminar and Practicum (3)*
- NURS 640 – Nursing Synthesis Capstone Project (4)*
Total Program Credits: 35
*Each nursing student is required to complete 150 in-person clinical practicum hours. Students work with expert nurse educators in clinical and academic settings as they meet their individual goals.
Please note, curriculum and credit hours are subject to change. Course sequencing and program progression are determined on an individual basis with your academic advisor.
- Completion of the online application.
- Submission of all official transcripts.
- Minimum of 3.0 GPA in undergraduate studies.
- A current resume is required with your application.
- Licensure as an RN in good standing in New Jersey or eligibility for RN licensure if a new graduate. New graduate nurses must successfully pass the NCLEX RN within 6 months of matriculation.
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty members or employers.
- A one-page personal statement. The personal statement should explain your reason for applying to the program, learning goals, and relevant professional experience.
There is still time to apply and begin the program in Fall 2023.
The School of Nursing is proud to partner with:
- Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center to provide a 20% tuition discount to eligible RNs.
- Atlantic Health Systems to provide a 20% tuition discount to eligible RNs.
- St. Joseph’s University Medical Center to provide a 20% tuition discount to eligible RNs.
Please contact the School of Nursing for additional information.
If you have general questions regarding the application process, please call or email Admissions at The Graduate School:
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program at Montclair State University has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).