Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education online

Prepare to help move healthcare forward through quality learning experiences as a nurse educator with this CCNE-accredited master’s in nursing education online program.

Apply by: 1/3/22
Start class: 1/24/22

Program Overview

Gain more insights into the RN to MSN – Nursing Education online program.

$23,315 Total Tuition
18 months Duration
53* Credit Hours

The flexible Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education online program from WP is designed to develop educational leaders who are committed to the advancement and excellence of the nursing discipline. Enrich your nursing knowledge and build a solid foundation of educational skills that can be used within the scientific community and in academic and service institutions. Plus, you can take advantage of the opportunity to earn two degrees in one seamless program: after completing the embedded baccalaureate curricula, you will earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, qualifying you for new career opportunities as you continue toward your MSN.

Coursework for this online master’s – nursing education is 100 percent online and features an integrated study of advanced nursing and teaching competencies, including curriculum development and clinical and classroom teaching strategies. Graduate with a solid foundation you can build upon to meet 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.

In addition to the capabilities you will gain from our online RN to BSN program, you will also 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 the 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 the 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

This RN to MSN nurse educator online program prepares you for a variety of roles, such as:

  • Patient Educator
  • Program Manager
  • Military Nursing Educator
  • Hospital Nurse Educator
  • Patient Educator
  • Program Manager
  • Military Nursing Educator
  • Hospital Nurse Educator
$23,315 Total Tuition
As few as 18 months Duration
53* 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

Completing your master’s degree at WP is more affordable than you might expect.

The William Paterson University online RN to MSN nurse educator program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$23,315 Total Tuition
$275 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$23,315 Total Tuition

Calendar

Take a glance at the schedule with important dates and deadlines.

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

Now enrolling:

1/3/22 Apply Date
1/24/22 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall II11/1/2110/12/2110/18/2110/26/2110/28/2112/19/217 weeks
Spring I1/24/221/3/221/9/221/18/221/20/223/13/227 weeks
Spring II3/21/223/1/223/7/223/15/223/17/225/8/227 weeks
Summer I5/16/224/26/225/2/225/10/225/12/227/3/227 weeks
Summer II7/11/226/21/226/27/227/5/227/7/228/28/227 weeks
Fall I9/6/228/16/228/22/228/30/229/1/2210/23/227 weeks
Fall II10/31/2210/11/2210/17/2210/25/2210/27/2212/18/227 weeks

Now enrolling:

1/3/22 Apply Date
1/24/22 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 RN to MSN – Nursing Education online program, including required documents and where to send them.

The requirements include:

  • Associate degree or diploma from an accredited institution
  • RN license valid and unencumbered
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

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

  • Submit online application and $50 application fee
  • Associate degree or diploma from an accredited university, with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • Valid, unencumbered RN license active in the state in which they are practicing
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

A 3.0 GPA must be maintained to continue to MSN portion of 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

Take a look at the courses in the RN to MSN – Nursing Education online program.

In order to earn the RN to MSN – Nursing Education online, you must complete 53 credit hours and 365 clinical hours.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This seminar course is the application of nursing leadership concepts necessary for a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Class activities promote leadership practice in assessing outcome indicators related to health problems/diagnoses of children and adults. Students synthesize nursing and inter-professional knowledge as they hone the ability to manage health care situations and enact the professional nursing role.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a study of the economics of illness care, third-party payers and the business of healthcare. The application of economic principles and tools will be used to examine the health care industry and the role of the nurse. The content includes demand management; concepts of efficiency; impact regulation and health care policy; and an understanding of economic decision-making in the health care arena.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The application of public health concepts provides the framework for this course. In conjunction with community partners, students conduct a community assessment collecting data from a variety of sources. Selected health indicators are discussed, as are goals, objectives and interventions to improve the health of populations. Principles of epidemiology are applied. Students observe and participate in health policy development and delivery of services at the community level.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, the student will develop collaborative relationships with patients, families and other health care providers in order to design and coordinate health care. Students will demonstrate judicious integration of evidence and other sources of information in nursing care of populations and individuals. Students will engage in experiences in a variety of public health/community settings and will care for clients across the age span with physical and psycho-social needs. Students are expected to take an active role in the construction of their own learning.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed as a writing intensive course to help the student understand and utilize research concepts and methods by developing the ability to analyze, criticize, and interpret research. Students address the process of how research is applied to nursing practice through critiquing several published research studies and submitting an evidence-based practice project proposal.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course will enable the students to examine the economic, sociocultural, ethical and legal processes affecting health care delivery systems and their subsequent effect on the nursing profession. Emphasis will be placed on leadership and management theory.
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.

*Students without pre-requisite foundation courses may require additional credits.

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