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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 capstone cluster of courses that include a 225-hour supervised teaching practicum and a special-topics seminar. 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: $534.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1602.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1478.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4434.00
Note:  Additional fees will apply.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.