Nurse Educator, M.S.N.

Nurse Educator, M.S.N.
39 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall, Spring & Summer
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Are you a passionate registered nurse looking to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals? Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Nurse Educator program equips you with the advanced skills and knowledge to excel in teaching nursing at various levels.

Program Highlights

  • Specialize in your chosen area of expertise: Develop a personalized portfolio showcasing your unique strengths and interests.
  • Prepare for academic positions: Teach nursing at the entry-to-practice or RN-to-BSN level, meeting North Carolina Board of Nursing requirements.
  • Eligible for NCN certification: Gain the qualifications to take the NCN exam after two years of teaching experience.
  • 100% online, flexible format: Ideal for working professionals seeking career advancement.
  • Develop critical skills: Master effective teaching strategies, curriculum development, and assessment techniques.

What Can You Do With Your MSN from UNC Charlotte?

UNC Charlotte’s MSN with a concentration in Nurse Educator graduates are nursing faculty and instructors who go on to work for educational and healthcare institutions such as

  • University of North Carolina
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Cone Health
  • Wake Med

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Application Deadlines: 

  • August 1 (fall)
  • November 1 (spring)
  • April 1 (summer)

Admissions & Requirements:

General requirements for Master's students at UNC Charlotte can be found on the Graduate Admissions website

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, the following are required for admission to the MSN in Systems Population Nursing; Nurse Educator.

  • Current unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse. Current license in North Carolina or a compact state or the state identified by faculty for clinical practice before enrollment.
  • Baccalaureate degree from regionally accredited university. A BSN is preferred. If the baccalaureate is not in nursing, other prerequisite courses may be required in your plan of study.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 in the last degree earned is preferred.
  • Completion of a statistics course with a grade of C or better.
  • A statement of purpose describing the applicant's experience and educational goals of the chosen specialty. Include a description of a selected area of specialization in nursing practice.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional colleagues.
  • One year of professional nursing practice is recommended.

This program requires completion of 39 credit hours in approved courses, including two clinical practicum and a synthesis course.

Core Courses (12 credit hours)

  • NURS 6101: Theoretical Basis for Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 6160: Research in Nursing and Health Professions (3)
  • NURS 6115: Health Policy and Planning in the U.S. (3)
  • STAT 6127: Introduction to Biostatistics (3)

Concentration Courses (24 credit hours)

  • NURS 6212: Program Improvement and Evaluation (3)
  • NURS 6301: Curriculum and Instruction in Nursing Education (3)
  • NURS 6302: Trends and Issues in Nursing Education (3)
  • NURS 6303: Instructional Technology in Nursing Education (3)
  • NURS 6305: Advanced Pathology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators (3)
  • NURS 6304: Teaching Practicum in Nursing Education (3)
  • NURS 6306: Health Assessment for Nurse Educators (3)
  • NURS 6495: Nurse Educator Advanced Clinical Practicum (3)

Capstone Course (3 credit hours)

  • NURS 6603: Synthesis in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)

Additional Degree Requirements:

  1. A total of 180 hours in a clinical specialty and 180 hours of supervised teaching experience is required. The clinical site and preceptors are individually arranged by students and course faculty.  CAUTION: Not all states allow out-of-state programs to oversee clinical rotations in their state.  Check with faculty advisors before taking travel assignments or relocating to other states. 
  2. Faculty Advising is required.
  3. Access to computer within minimum requirements for online courses. Current minimum computer Hardware specifications are listed at Student Computing Services.

*Rates are subject to change* 


  • $288.82 per credit hour

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour

Non Resident:

  • $1,098.21 per credit hour

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