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Associate to Master's in Nursing - Nursing Education

Looking to make a wider impact in the nursing profession? With IWU’s MSN in Nursing Education program you can build on your practical expertise and your Associate of Science in Nursing while you earn an advanced nursing credential 100% online. Prepare to play a role in educating other nursing professionals through effective curriculum development that can enhance clinical practice, nursing research, and leadership.

Why Pursue My MSN in Nursing Education Online at IWU?

From evidence-based practice curriculum to offering nurse educator programs fully online, the IWU School of Nursing has been at the forefront of healthcare education for more than 40 years. Today, we are proud to offer a faculty of industry experts, a faith perspective for hope and healing, and the support you need to pursue better outcomes for your nurse educator career. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling future.  One more thing: your tuition rates are locked in the moment you start. You will experience no tuition hikes for the duration of your program.


What Will I Learn in an ASN to MSN Program?

From a BSN-level foundation in nursing, this MSN in Nursing Education program progresses to advanced nursing topics in leadership and management within nursing and advanced practice in nursing education. A Nursing Education Capstone lets students apply class principles and theory to diverse educational settings. Those interested in earning their certified nurse educator credential are prepared to sit for the Certified Nurse EducatorCM exam.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

58 or 60 Credit Hours


$455 and $595/ Credit Hour

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

Financial AidTuition Info

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
What You Will Study in This MSN in Nursing Education Program

Coursework for your ASN to MSN program covers how 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

After Graduation
Potential Careers

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

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • 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.

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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). 


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