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Invest in your future with an online master of science in nursing from UMKC. Our accredited program is strategically designed to meet the needs of professionals. Students can choose a thesis or complete advanced research course work. The affordable in-state rates, dedicated faculty and innovative academics allow our program to stand out.
Official nameMaster of science in nursing with an emphasis in nurse educator
CampusUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeSchool of Nursing and Health Studies
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.
Graduates of the MSN nurse educator program take positions as faculty and administrators in schools of nursing, or nurse educators in hospital and other institutional settings.
Delivery of this program is blended: You will complete most course work online, but on-campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Full-time students may take three courses per semester and finish in two years. Part-time students may take one or two courses per semester and finish in three years.
Course work includes
- Health promotion, across the lifespan
- Health care policy and advocacy
- Ethics in practice and research
- Advanced health assessment skills
- Cultural diversity and values
DeliveryBlended, some campus visits required
Typical program length2-3 years
Typical course load1-2 courses per semester
Laura Thiem joined the UMKC faculty in 2014 teaching advanced health assessment and clinical practicum along with other clinical courses in the FNP and PMHNP programs. Laura is ANCC certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is certified by National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator. She has practiced in federally recognized Rural Health Clinics since 1996, owning and operating her own practice from 2006 to 2014.