Nurse EducatorThe Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Program is designed to prepare nurses who have already completed a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with the courses required to become a Nurse Educator in either a clinical or academic setting.

Program Snapshot:

  • Students will complete coursework in: 
    • Curriculum development and evaluation
    • Teaching and learning strategies including the use of technology in a learning environment
    • 180 hours working with nurse educator preceptors in a care setting
  • Aimed at preparing the graduate for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential exam.
  • Complete in 2 full-time semesters by taking three online classes and one practicum experience. 

Application Periods

Applications are accepted for Fall 2024

    • Cal State Apply: December 1- March 31 
    • NursingCAS: December 1- March 31

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must have graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a university which has been regionally accredited by CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN.
Foreign nurses will be considered for admission pending official evaluation of their transcripts.

• Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or better and minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last sixty semester units.
• Valid RN licensure.
• Minimum of one-year relevant full-time clinical experience within the last 3 years.

Required Documentation

The following documentation is required:

  • Applicants must submit official transcripts of prior academic work
  • Current RN license
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation dated within one-year of application (one academic and one professional)
  • Professional resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A 500-word statement explaining academic and professional goals.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or better and minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last sixty semester units.

Virtual interviews will be required.

Graduate templates to use:

At a Glance

  • Area of study: Nurse Educator
  • Ideal for: Master's degree nurses looking to advance their expertise in teaching and learning. 
  • Location:All classes are offered online with the exception of the practicum courses.
  • Program format: Online, weekly, asynchronous
  • Number of units:12 units
  • Program length: 9 months
  • Fees:$650* per credit unit.
    Note: $250 intent to enroll that applies towards your tuition
    *Resident and Non-Resident students pay the same per unit fee.
    *MSN Nursing lab fee: $120 per course; course with lab fees is NRS 525
  • Financial Assistance: Certificate Programs do not qualify for Financial Aid. Monthly payment plans may be available.
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