Nurse educator

Master of science in nursing University of Missouri-Kansas City
A nurse educator.
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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in nursing with an emphasis in nurse educator

Campus

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Delivery mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Credit hours

41

Estimated cost

$33,424.89

*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.

A nurse educator.

Career prospects

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.

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13.64%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$74,000
median salary

Program structure

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

Delivery

Blended, some campus visits required

Calendar system

Semester

Typical program length

2-3 years

Typical course load

1-2 courses per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

The MS at the School of Nursing and Health Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Faculty spotlight

Laura Thiem.

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. 

Laura Thiem, DNP
Interim Associate Dean of Academics

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the School of Nursing and Health Studies