Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education online

Prepare to accelerate your career as an effective nurse leader in a variety of healthcare environments with our CCNE-accredited online MSN program.

Apply by: 8/17/21
Start class: 9/6/21

Program Overview

Learn why our MSN – Nursing Education online program stands out from the rest

$22,925 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
35* Credit Hours

Enrich your nursing knowledge and build a solid foundation of educational skills with the Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education online from WP. This affordable online MSN program is designed to develop educational leaders who are committed to the advancement of the nursing discipline within the scientific community as well as in academic and service institutions.

Our 100 percent online coursework features an integrated study of advanced nursing and teaching competencies including curriculum development as well as clinical and classroom teaching strategies. Graduate with a solid foundation on which you can build a career meeting the need for qualified, university-level nursing faculty. With a legacy of innovation and academic research, WP provides the support and guidance you need in order to reach your professional goals in healthcare.

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Apply advanced knowledge of nursing theories, related sciences and humanities, and methods of inquiry in the delivery of healthcare services
  • Develop leadership and communicate effectively using the collaborative approach to improve quality care
  • Analyze changes in the healthcare system through the design and implementation of health-related projects that strengthen outcomes in the healthcare delivery system
  • Apply evidence, research, and theory to improve health services
  • Apply current health information and technologies to advance the quality and accessibility of care
  • Advocate for healthcare policies and systems to improve healthcare
  • Analyze systems' responses to health and illness to improve the promotion, restoration, and maintenance of health that reflect respect across diverse cultures
  • Engage in advanced nursing care to individuals, families, communities, and clinical populations
  • Apply advanced knowledge of nursing theories, related sciences and humanities, and methods of inquiry in the delivery of healthcare services
  • Develop leadership and communicate effectively using the collaborative approach to improve quality care
  • Analyze changes in the healthcare system through the design and implementation of health-related projects that strengthen outcomes in the healthcare delivery system
  • Apply evidence, research, and theory to improve health services
  • Apply current health information and technologies to advance the quality and accessibility of care
  • Advocate for healthcare policies and systems to improve healthcare
  • Analyze systems' responses to health and illness to improve the promotion, restoration, and maintenance of health that reflect respect across diverse cultures
  • Engage in advanced nursing care to individuals, families, communities, and clinical populations

Prepare to work in a variety of settings as a nurse educator, such as:

  • Patient Educator
  • Program Manager
  • Military Nursing Educator
  • Hospital Nurse Educator
  • Patient Educator
  • Program Manager
  • Military Nursing Educator
  • Hospital Nurse Educator
$22,925 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
35 Credit Hours

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, post-master's degree certification in adult gerontology and family nurse practitioner, and DNP programs at William Paterson University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (ccneaccreditation.org). Expires June 30, 2030.

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Tuition

Save money with WP’s budget-friendly, pay-as-you-go tuition.

The William Paterson University MSN – Nursing Education online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$22,925 Total Tuition
$655 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$22,925 Total Tuition
$655 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

William Paterson’s online dates and deadlines.

William Paterson University online MSN programs are delivered in a convenient format ideal for working professionals, featuring accelerated coursework and six start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

8/17/21 Apply Date
9/6/21 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Summer II7/12/216/22/216/28/217/6/217/8/218/29/217 weeks
Fall I9/6/218/17/218/23/218/31/219/2/2110/24/217 weeks
Fall II11/1/2110/12/2110/18/2110/26/2110/28/2112/19/217 weeks

Now enrolling:

8/17/21 Apply Date
9/6/21 Class Starts

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Admissions

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At WP, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly. Please note all requirements for admission to the MSN – Nursing Education online program, including required documents and where to send them.

The requirements include:

  • BSN from an accredited institution
  • RN license valid and unencumbered
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher*

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the MSN – Nursing Education online program:

  • Submit online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume with two reference names (former faculty and current manager/supervisor)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, including courses in statistics, research, and physical assessment
  • An active RN license in the state where you practice
  • One year of RN work experience
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA*

*Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will be matriculated with a condition that the student take 1-2 graduate nursing courses and earn a grade of B or better in order to continue in the program.

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Office of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Services
William Paterson University
Morrison Hall 102
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Courses

Advance your knowledge in these MSN – Nursing Education online courses.

In order to earn the MSN – Nursing Education online, you must complete 35 credit hours and 170 clinical hours.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on theory development and criteria for evaluating theories. Emphasis is on a variety of interdisciplinary and nursing theories and their application to clinical and community nursing based practice. Includes an exploration of contemporary issues in theory development and the relationship between theory and research in nursing as a practice discipline.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides evidence-based knowledge on the leadership of advanced practice nurse roles within the healthcare delivery system. Current socio-cultural, ethical, and legal issues will be examined. The role of the APN will be analyzed in working in interdisciplinary teams and focus on the skills of collaboration with other health professions to improve quality care.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides graduate students with the skills for critically evaluating and participating in nursing research, evidence-base clinical practice, quality improvement, & translational research. All phases of the research process for quantitative and qualitative designs are incorporated. Emphasis is placed on the relationship among theory, practice and research. Ethical implications of research are considered. Students address evidence-based practice and are introduced to quality improvement models. Each student develops a thesis pre-proposal with application to their area of clinical interest to be implemented as the masters’ thesis requirement.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores the social determinants of health, political process, and development of social policy. Evidence-based populations interventions and outcomes will be examined. Selected legislation that influences healthcare delivery will be analyzed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of the pathogenesis of major conditions affecting clients across the lifespan, including children, child-bearing women and young adults, adults and older adults. Assessment of complex clinical situations will be analyzed along with laboratory and diagnostic data to provide a rationale for nursing management decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course includes the study of history taking, physical exam and laboratory/diagnostic techniques that support the assessment and diagnosis of young adults, adults, and older adults by the advanced practice nurse. The course allows the student to develop the cognitive and psychomotor skills required to perform a comprehensive health assessment including health history and physical examination of the young adult, adult, and older adult and to address common healthcare problems seen in a primary care community setting.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with information that will enable them to apply clinical pharmacotherapeutics to client care. Standard and new drugs; drug delivery systems in pharmacotherapy; age-and illness-related modifications across the lifespan; and drug and food interactions are emphasized. The legal and regulatory aspects of drug administration with the prescriptive authority of the advanced practice nurse will be explored.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Curriculum development in nursing is reviewed based upon an overview of internal and external forces affecting changes in healthcare, the nursing profession and education. The process of curriculum development is discussed, integrating these concepts. Theoretical bases of curricula are discussed as are outcomes and evaluation methods. Application is made to academic and practice settings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course explores learning theories, learning styles, health literacy, and multicultural issues in teaching. Teaching methodologies and evaluation of learning are included. Application is made to teaching clients in the community, in service education, and undergraduate teaching. Students are required to complete 45 supervised hours in teaching environments.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores teaching, learning, and evaluation methodologies relevant to teaching and learning in a clinical nursing setting. Application is made to teaching undergraduate, graduate nursing students, and to licensed nurses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The role and competencies of the nurse educator are addressed. The practicum will provide students with experience in their functional role within a variety of health care settings with diverse populations. Clinical practicum requires 170 supervised hours. Seminars, which are two-and-one-half hours every other week, enable students to integrate learning.
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