Obtain the skills to educate others

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Delivery mode: Blended, some campus visits required
  • Credit hours: 41
  • Estimated program cost: $21,563.13*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

A master of science in nursing from MU can help you advance your career as a nurse educator. If you want to teach undergraduate students of nursing, coordinate nursing staff or educate patients, this could be the program for you.

Graduates will be eligible for nurse educator certification from the National League of Nursing.

Career prospects

Employment growth1
$60,000 - $90,000
Typical salary2

1Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, Training and Development Managers

2Dracup, K (n.d.). Master's Nursing Programs. American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Potential careers

  • Academic nurse educator in LPN/LVN, ADN, or BSN programs
  • Educational research assistant
  • Patient and family educator in various settings
  • Staff development coordinator
  • Staff educator in various practice settings

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is blended: You will obtain the basics of nurse educator theory via online courses, but you will visit campus for a three-day orientation the summer before you begin your course work. Clinical courses will require additional campus visits.

Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic progress so far. If you study part time and take two courses each semester, you complete the program in three years.

Course work covers, among others

  • Health care policy
  • Nursing theory, research and evidence-based practice
  • Pathophysiology
  • Public health and sociocultural issues
  • Role development
  • Teaching strategies and curriculum development

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This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing.