• Course Delivery
    80% to 99% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Nursing Education, MSN

Master of Science in Nursing

Nurse educators are registered nurses who typically work as nurses for a time before pursuing a career in teaching. Earning an advanced degree in nursing education prepares you to design, implement, evaluate, and revise academic and continuing education programs for both current and future nurses. The shortage of nurses in the United States has generated a surge of applications to nursing schools. But schools are turning tens of thousands of qualified applicants away because there are not enough nurse educators to teach the would-be students.

The IU Online Master of Science in Nursing Education explores nursing education theory, practices, and principles. Your studies culminate in a 150-hour supervised teaching practicum. As a student in the nursing education track, you prepare to launch a career in teaching in schools of nursing or serve as a nurse educator in a variety of healthcare contexts or settings.

Your IU Online MSN in Nursing Education prepares you for a teaching career in such areas as:

  • Nursing schools 
  • Community colleges 
  • Hospitals 
  • Community health agencies 
  • Technical schools 
  • Private industry 

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MSN, you must complete 42 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • MSN core courses (22 credit hours) 
  • MSN major courses (20 credit hours) 


  • NURS-N 502Nursing Theory I 3 Credits
  • NURS-N 504Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 Credits
  • NURS-R 500Nursing Research3 Credits
  • NURS-R 505Measurement & Data Analysis3 Credits
  • NURS-T 600Scientific Basis for Clinical Teaching 3 Credits
  • NURS-T 615Nursing Curriculum 3 Credits
  • NURS-T 617Evaluation in Nursing 3 Credits
  • NURS-T 619Computer Technologies 3 Credits
  • NURS-T 670Teaching of Nursing3 Credits
  • NURS-T 679Nursing Education Practicum 3 Credits
  • NURS-Y 515Advance Pathophysiology Lifespan3 Credits
  • NURS-Y 612Advanced Pharmacology Lifespan 3 Credits
  • NURS-Y 625Advanced Physical Assessment Lifespan 4 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $578.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1734.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1553.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4659.00
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

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