Online Master of Science in Nursing
Nursing Education

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Online

14
Courses

24
Months

Overview of the Online MS in Nursing Education Program

Use your passion and skills to shape the next generation of excellent nurses. IWU’s Master of Science in Nursing program offers a Nursing Education specialization that prepares you to work in academic settings, hospitals, communities, and other environments.  You’ll explore the foundations of advanced practice nursing, learn to design effective programs, and build skills for your practice as a nurse educator.

The need for nursing educators is projected to grow over the next ten years. Start preparing for future opportunities. Collect wisdom from experienced nurse educators. Create the learning experiences you wish you had as a student.

Also available: MSN/Master of Public Health dual degree. Earn your MSN - Nursing Education degree and Master of Public Health degree in just three (3) years. Learn more at indwes.edu/MSN-MPH.

MSN Features
  • Fully online, with an onsite practicum arranged by you at a location near you.
  • Degree completion in approximately two years (24 months).
  • Program helps prepare you for the Certified Nurse EducatorCM
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) can provide up to 85% student loan forgiveness for a commitment to teaching at a school of nursing for four (4) years. Learn more…

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 local and global healthcare needs
  • Be a good steward of the resources allotted to you
  • Integrate your faith into your practice as a nurse and an educator

Career Options

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

TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
41 Total
TUITION
$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 iwuenroll@indwes.edu.

FINANCIAL AID

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

COURSES

Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

14 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence.

GNUR-501,NRE-513,GNUR-510,GNUR-525,GNUR-528,GNUR-530,PYC-614,PYC-612,NRE-662,NRE-664,NRE-663,NRE-665,NRE-667,NRE-695

REQUIREMENTS

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.

  • Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by both the USDoE and CHEA and national nursing programmatic accreditation (CCNE, ACEN, CNEA). -OR- Registered Nurses (RNs) who have a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing may also apply by meeting the following additional criteria:
    • A minimum of 10 years experience in nursing practice.
    • Submit a portfolio with evidence of accomplishments in nursing based on The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. There will be a $200 (non-refundable) portfolio review fee for applicants who do not have a BSN degree.
  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution at which a minimum of 30 credit hours was completed -OR- graduate-level grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from accredited program where at least 9 credits were completed. GPA for conditional admission: Applicants who do not meet the GPA listed in the criteria for regular admission and have at least a 2.75 undergraduate GPA may be conditionally admitted and allowed to take 9-credit hours of masters nursing courses to establish a graduate GPA
    • Students who have earned a 3.0 GPA by the completion of 9-credit hours in master nursing courses, will meet the criteria for regular admission
    • An unsatisfactory grade (C- or lower in any GNUR course) while conditionally admitted will result in administrative withdrawal from the program and denial of regular admission.
    • Students who do not earn a 3.0 GPA by the completion of 9-credit hours in master nursing courses will be denied regular admission.
  • Anyone applying to become a student at Indiana Wesleyan University must provide 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.
  • Three letters of professional reference 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.
  • Official transcripts from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • A criminal history background check will be conducted on all applicants with the initial application for enrollment in the program, at the applicant’s expense.
  • Students who do not speak English as their first and primary language must submit satisfactory scores from one of the following prior to admission to the university:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For graduate students, a score of at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) is required for regular academic admission.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For undergraduate students, a score of at least 6.0 is required; for graduate students, a score of at least 6.5 is required; for doctoral students, a score of at least 7.0 is required for regular admission.

  • All credits required in the course of studies with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Minimum grade of “C” in each core course and “B” in each major course.
  • Satisfactory fulfillment of all practicum requirements.
  • Program must be completed within four (4) years from the date of enrollment. Fees are associated with various courses and are subject to change. Students who extend beyond the maximum time to complete the program may incur more fees.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Practicum

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.

START DATES

The MS Nursing - 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.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

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

*Effective 07-01-2022 through 06-30-2023