Online AS Nursing to MS Nursing
Nursing Education

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Overview of the Online Associate of Science in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education Program

Use your passion and skills to shape the next generation of world-changing nurses.

Are you looking to build on your associate degree in nursing? The ASN to MSN with a major in Nursing Education prepares you to work in academic settings, hospitals, communities, and various other settings.  You’ll explore the foundations of advanced practice nursing, learn to design effective programs, and build skills for your practice as a nurse educator. When you pursue the ASN to MSN track at IWU, you get:

  • 100% online courses, with an onsite practicum in a local facility
  • Faith-integrated coursework with a Christian worldview
  • In-depth preparation for the Certified Nurse EducatorCM exam

The need for nurse educators is projected to grow over the next ten years, so don’t wait to pursue your dreams. Start preparing for future opportunities. Build your knowledge from experienced nurse educators. Create the learning experiences you wish you’d had as a student.

Worried about finances? The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) can provide up to 85% student loan forgiveness if you commit to teaching at an accredited school of nursing for four years after graduation. 

*Eligible for the NFLP funds during the MSN portion of the program.

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You’ll Learn To…

  • Use evidence-based approaches to inform your practice as a nurse educator
  • Design innovative, effective health education programs for academic, clinical, and public health settings
  • Train nurses to meet needs in global health and healthcare education
  • Steward your resources wisely as you grow as a nursing professional
  • Integrate your faith into your practice as a nurse and an educator

Career Options

  • Healthcare Clinical Educator or Leader
  • Public Health Educator or Leader
  • Academic Nurse Educator or Administrator
  • Community or Public Health Educator and Leader


58 or 60 Total
$455 and 595/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.


Below are the courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information,  feel free to contact us



Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Associate Degree in nursing from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and national nursing programmatic accreditation (ACEN, CNEA). Up to 60 credits may be transferred from an accredited associate degree program.
  • A grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from the associate degree-granting college or university.
  • Proof that all nursing licenses - whether current or inactive - are unencumbered. Potential students with encumbered nursing licenses will not be considered eligible for enrollment at Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • All applicants must provide three letters of professional reference. References should be from faculty members, professional colleagues, work supervisors, or a pastor who can evaluate the applicant's potential for success in a graduate program. Recommendations from family members are NOT appropriate. These letters should be solicited from professionals who can address the applicant's qualifications for the MSN programs.
  • Original transcript from the degree-granting institution.
  • At least one year of professional practice.
  • A criminal history background check (at the student's expense) must be completed before registration for any track of the masters nursing program. Letters of acceptance from the Division of Masters Nursing will include instructions for completing the criminal background check. The criminal background check must be completed no earlier than two weeks before the beginning of the first course.
  • To assist in the decision-making process, the Division of Masters Nursing reserves the right to require the applicant to interview

  • Completion of all undergraduate and MSN requirements for the specific program major.
  • Met the minimum grade requirement for each course.
  • Cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher.
  • Program must be completed within a maximum of five years from the date of enrollment.
  • All financial obligations must be settled in order to receive a diploma.


Practice is an essential component of the graduate nursing program. Practicum courses offer students the opportunity to develop and integrate the knowledge and skills necessary for evidence-based advanced practice. If required by the facility, cost for placement is the responsibility of the student.

  • Students in the Nursing Education program must complete a minimum of 175 hours of supervised online and onsite practicums.
  • Students must maintain an active license in the state where practicum requirements are completed.
  • All RN licenses must remain unencumbered throughout the program.

NOTE: Students in any nursing major may be required to undergo drug testing in order to successfully complete practicum requirements. Students must meet the health requirements of the facility where practicum hours are completed.


The ASN-MSN - Nursing Education at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

The master's degree programs in nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, ( IWU is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). 

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024