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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.
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Mizzou’s master’s in nursing program ranked among the nation’s finest in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs 2022.
Official nameMaster of science in nursing with an emphasis in nurse educator
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeSinclair School of Nursing
Delivery modeBlended, some campus visits required
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
- 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
Delivery of this program is blended: You will obtain the basics of nurse educator theory via online courses. NURSE 7140 does require 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 three years.
Course work includes
- Health care policy
- Nursing theory, research and evidence-based practice
- Public health and sociocultural issues
- Role development
- Teaching strategies and curriculum development
DeliveryBlended, some campus visits required
Typical program length3 years
Typical course load2 classes per semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The MS at the Sinclair School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.