Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator (MSN) Online Degree Program

Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator (MSN) Online Degree Program

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Advance Your Nursing Career with our Masters in Nursing Education

Liberty University’s MSN Nurse Educator program will prepare you for a cutting-edge career that combines a passion for nursing and teaching. Through this nurse educator program, you will design nursing curricula, create innovative teaching strategies, evaluate learning outcomes, and learn how to construct teaching and learning environments based on educational theory and evidenced-based practice.

Why Choose Liberty’s MSN Nursing Education Program?

Our Masters in Nursing Education is an industry leader in MSN online degree programs, taught by nursing professionals with real-world experience and ranked by in their 2018 list of Top Online Colleges for Value and Affordability. Graduates of Liberty University’s Nurse Educator program are equipped for careers in schools of nursing or other environments such as community education centers, or hospital-based departments of education.

What Will You Learn in our MSN Nursing Education Degree Program?

Liberty University’s MSN online degree program is based on the curriculum guidelines set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Graduates will integrate research and scholarship into advanced nursing practice, utilize innovative healthcare technologies in a variety of practice settings, demonstrate leadership in professional and educational settings, and promote culturally competent population healthcare and clinical prevention in a variety of settings.

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Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Nurse Educator degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete this Masters in Nursing online degree program in as little as two years.

Accreditations and Awards

The MSN Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the Virginia State Council of Higher Education.

Program Format

  • 42 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and available.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • Review the M.S.N. Student Handbook.

Degree Information and Requirements


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Potential Career Options

  • Undergraduate University Nurse Professor
  • Staff/Patient Educator
  • Professional Workforce Development
  • Curriculum Coordinator

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Additional MSN Program Information

Practicum Sites

Prospective students should contact their state’s Department of Education or Board of Nursing to verify access to practicum sites while enrolled in an out-of-state online program (some states may reserve clinical sites for in-state residential students). Most MSN courses are offered in an eight-week format year-round.

Liberty University Online State Approval Disclosure

Students residing in Maryland are currently unable to complete their practicum in the state of Maryland. However, it is possible for Maryland students to complete their practicum in neighboring states, such as Virginia or Delaware. Please contact the School of Nursing for more information.

RN Licensure

Students must hold a current and active RN license within the United States.

Non-Discrimination Statement

School of Nursing Non-Discrimination Statement

Bridge courses for non-BSN students

Currently, students who hold an RN license and a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing must complete the following Bachelor of Science in Nursing bridge courses during their first year in the MSN program: 

  • NURS 225: Research in Nursing
  • NURS 440: Strategies for Community Health
  • NURS 489: Leadership/Management in Nursing
  • NURS 445: Population Health
  • NURS 491: Nursing Management

An introductory statistics course (math preferred) and an undergraduate course in health assessment are also required. Refer to your individual program Degree Completion Plan (DCP).

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