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Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator

If you have a bachelor's degree in nursing and want to teach nursing, our program will provide the confidence you need for the growing demand for nurse educators. The MSN, Nurse Educator program will help you achieve your goals as an educator among health care professionals. We will help you build on the knowledge and experience you bring to students, so you are comfortable in your role as an educator to students, staff, first responders, and patients in a variety of settings. Settings you will experience include academic, clinical, and community health. Discover how IWU helps MSN Nurse Educator students pave the way by educating tomorrow's healthcare professionals with this flexible, 100% online program.

Why Pursue My MSN Nurse Educator at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your MSN as a Nurse Educator online at IWU. This accredited degree program is taught by faculty with experience in educating healthcare professionals and impacting the world of healthcare. We also provide student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in this MSN program. Our approach to online learning allows busy professionals and parents to continue their careers without putting their current lives on hold. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career in healthcare education.

What will I Learn in this MSN Nurse Educator Program?

The course work for this MSN, Nurse Educator program is designed to help nurses feel confident in the educator role. Students gain experience with a variety of learners in settings to teach nursing courses to students, and educate staff, first responders, and patients.

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

33 Credit Hours


$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 Nurse Educator Program

The curriculum for the MSN, Nurse Educator covers how to:

  • Be an educator with professional students, peers (even superiors), and the general public
  • Lead various learners in the classroom and in clinical settings
  • Manage the classroom with active learning strategies, organizing preparation, selecting textbooks, working in the LMS, writing tests, and evaluate competency levels

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Academic Faculty
  • Patient Educator
  • Staff Educator

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • B.S.N. or B.S. degree with a major in nursing from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Registered nurse applicants who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree and a minimum of ten years of recent experience in nursing practice may also be considered for admission by Portfolio. These candidates may submit a Portfolio which includes a current CV/resume, including evidence of accomplishments in nursing based on The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice
  • Undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.


  • Graduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) where at least 9 credits were completed.

Criteria for conditional admission are:

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.

Admission to all masters nursing majors begins with submission of required application forms, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts of previous college and university studies. Acceptance into any masters nursing program will remain valid for a period of 18 months.

  • Proof that all nursing licenses – whether current or inactive – are 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 Recommendations from family members are NOT appropriate. These letters should be solicited from professionals who can address the applicant’s qualifications for the MSN or doctoral programs.
  • Original transcript from the undergraduate degree-granting institution and institution where graduate courses have been taken.
  • 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 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 Master’s Nursing reserves the right to require the applicant to interview

To graduate, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of all core, major, and clinical requirements for the specific
  • Minimum grade of "C" in each core (GNUR prefix) course and "B" in each major
  • Cumulative GPA of 00.
  • The MSN degree programs must be completed within a maximum of four years from the date of enrollment.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required 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.

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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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