Obtain the skills to educate others

Quick facts

  • Program type: Undergraduate entry point leading to bachelor’s and culmination of 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
  • Total credit hours: 56
  • Estimated program cost: $27,902.28*

*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.

How an accelerated RN to MSN online master’s degree can help you

The accelerated RN to MSN program from MU can help you advance your career as a nurse educator rapidly. If you have a diploma or associate degree in nursing and want to help educate tomorrow's nurses, 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
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 for graduates

  • 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 primarily online with one or two on-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 four 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

Reduced tuition

Want a 10 percent reduction on your tuition? Mizzou Online offers tuition awards for community college graduates, veterans, military service members and their dependents.

Learn more.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing.