MSN in Nursing Education

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This program is designed for professional registered nurses who want to teach the next generation of nursing students or nurses. Nursing education takes place in diverse settings; including technical schools, hospitals, two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and universities. Students in this program complete theory and practicum courses in order to be eligible to take the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) or Clinical Nurse Educator examinations(CNE-cl) (National League for Nursing-NLN). The Masters in Nursing Education Program requires 215 practicum hours.

View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

Contact Us

Professor Cheryl Hollema
Program Director, Department of Nursing

Admission Requirements

• Online application/ application fee 

• A BSN transcript with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required. Applicants with below a 3.0 GPA may contact the program director*

• Undergraduate prerequisite courses in statistics, health assessment, and nursing research**

• A current resume including two names of reference (former faculty and current manager/supervisor)

Currently employed as an RN

• Students enrolling in the WPU on campus program must have an active NJ RN license; students enrolling in the WPU online program must have a active RN license in the state they are practicing

*Students admitted based on program director review with a BSN GPA below 3.0 are required to take 2 graduate nursing courses and earn a B or better in order to continue in the program.

**Students with missing pre-requisite may be admitted with the condition that pre-requisite(s) must be completed within the first academic year before continuing in the MSN program.