Degree type(s): Master's
Degree field(s): Healthcare; Nursing; Education
Location(s): Online
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

BSN to MSN Online Degree Program: Nurse Educator

Nurses: Take your BSN and leverage it into an MSN, potentially increasing your nursing career opportunities and salary! The University of Mary’s BSN to MSN program for nurse educators is offered online, in an accelerated format. The accredited program prepares nurses for leadership roles in practice and educational settings that emphasize curriculum development, teaching strategies, and learning assessment. Nursing educators with an MSN degree have a variety of career opportunities, not only in higher education but also in areas such as hospitals, public health agencies, and community settings.

The BSN to MSN online degree program enables you to earn a nurse educator master’s degree with flexibility and convenience from an accredited, private university. The BSN to MSN online program also offers exciting opportunities to gain practical experience within clinical settings.

Students in the online MSN program complete a total of 500 hours of practical leadership and educational experiences as part of coursework assignments. The online BSN to MSN program starts three times per year: spring, summer and fall.

BSN to MSN Online Degree Program Highlights

The University of Mary is an accredited, Christian, Catholic university founded by Benedictine sisters who have a long history of leadership and service in nursing. Like all of Mary’s graduate nursing programs, the online BSN to MSN nurse educator degree program offers a number of distinct advantages:

  1. Demonstrate servant leadership in your nursing career

    Use Benedictine values to build effective learning environments and demonstrate servant leadership in your nursing career and personal life.

  2. Gain unique learning opportunities

    Gain unique learning opportunities in high-quality clinical services, cutting-edge nurse education programs, and leading nursing institutions.

  3. Earn your degree in a flexible format

    Balance work, family, and community obligations while earning your MSN online while.

  4. Learn from world-class nursing faculty

    Mary's world-class nursing faculty are scholar practitioners who encourage collaborative learning through discussion and hands-on experiences.

The University of Mary’s nursing educator program includes courses in pathophysiology and health assessment for nurse educators, decision making and information management, curriculum development in higher education, teaching strategies, and more.

The master’s degree program also includes a seminar in nursing education and a final thesis.

Graduation requirements or transfer course equivalent: Students must complete or transfer in credit for an undergraduate or graduate statistics course.

  • NUR 510 Healthcare Across the Population
  • NUR 521 Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurse Educators
  • NUR 531 Principles of Pharmacology for Nurse Educators
  • NUR 551 Critique and Design of Nursing Research
  • NUR 566 Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators
  • NUR 572 Nurse Educator Clinical Integration
  • NUR 580 Seminar in Nursing Education I
  • NUR 601 Evidence Based Practice and Strategic Healthcare Decision Making
  • NUR 611 Influential Nursing Leadership
  • NUR 612 Professional Roles in Advanced Nursing
  • NUR 613 Leadership and the Future of Nursing
  • NUR 648 Healthcare Law and Policy
  • NUR 680 Seminar in Nursing Education II
  • NUR 694 Nurse Eductor Evidence Based Practice Project Planning
  • NUR 699 Preparation for Thesis
  • NUR 700 Thesis
  • NUR 701 Thesis Continuation
  • NUR 704 Nurse Educator Evidence Based Practice Project Implementation
  • NUR 705 Nurse Educator Evidence Based Practice Project Outcomes Measurement
  • HUM 799 Graduate Student Assessment Nursing

Total: 42 semester credits Experience Hours = 500

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Current Unencumbered RN License
  • Official transcripts from all degree granting institutions attended
  • Two letters of reference
  • Criminal background check
  • Criminal background check release form
  • Resume
  • Goal statement

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Admission Requirements

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program. 

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted or denied admission to the program.

If you are considering a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mary, you might also be interested in the following graduate programs offered online, at distance education locations, and/or at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota:

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