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MSN in Nursing Education

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.

Nursing Core (9 credits)

Direct Care Courses (13 credits)

Advanced Practice Role (13 credits)

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.

Admission Requirements
  • 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.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2024.

Tuition and Employer Discounts
As a public university, Montclair State is among the most affordable options in the state.

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.

Contact Us
If you have specific questions about the MSN in Nursing Education, please call or email the School of Nursing:

Phone: 973-655-3654

If you have general questions regarding the application process, please call or email Admissions at The Graduate School:

Phone: 973-655-5147

The master’s degree program in nursing at Montclair State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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