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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.

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Program Overview

$22,925 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program 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.

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.

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

Tuition breakdown:

$655 Per Credit Hour
$22,925 Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Hour Course Per Program
MSN – Nursing Education online $655 $1,965 $22,925


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.

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Term Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Spring 2 03/15/21 02/23/21 03/01/21 03/09/21 03/11/21 05/02/21
Summer 1 05/17/21 04/27/21 05/03/21 05/11/21 05/13/21 07/04/21
Summer 2 07/12/21 06/22/21 06/28/21 07/06/21 07/08/21 08/29/21
Fall 1 09/06/21 08/17/21 08/23/21 08/31/21 09/02/21 10/24/21
Fall 2 11/01/21 10/12/21 10/18/21 10/26/21 10/28/21 12/19/21

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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*

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You must meet the following requirements for admission to the MSN – Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner 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:

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


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

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NUR 5001: Theoretical Foundations For Nursing

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.

NUR 5081: The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse

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, economical, ethical, and legal issues will be examined. The role of the APN will be analyzed in working in interdisciplinary teams and focus on skills of collaboration with other health professions to improve quality care.

NUR 6021: Nursing Research Strategies: Translational Science

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.

NUR 5701: Population Health, Legislation and Social Policy

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.

NUR 5461: Advanced Pathophysiology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An in-depth study of the pathogenesis of major conditions affecting clients across the life span 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.

NUR 6001: Advanced Health Assessment of the Adult Client

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.

NUR 6011: Advanced Pharmacology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

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.

NUR 6050: Curriculum Development

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.

NUR 6061: Classroom Teaching Strategies

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.

NUR 7060: Clinical Teaching Strategies

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.

NUR 7254: Advanced Nursing Role Practicum for the Nurse Educator

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. Students will interact with fellow classmates regarding important content throughout their practicum course so as to provide an integrative and holistic learning experience.

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