Nursing R.N to M.S.N.

The RN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program is designed for registered nurses who do not have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking to complete a master’s degree. This program prepares graduates to assume a position as a Nurse Educator in healthcare settings, serve in advanced roles related to population health education, and teach in academic nursing programs.

RN to MSN Nurse Educator Program Requirements 

Undergraduate Level:
NURS-316Writing/Critical Analysis/Health-Related3
NURS-320Ethical Iss/Leg Aspects/Nurs3
NURS-405Nursing Research and Seminar3
NURS-411Spirituality/Care/Professional Nursing1
NURS-420Community Health Nurs/Clinical Studies5
NURS-425Edctn Theory/Proc/Tchg in Nurs3
Graduate Level:
CNSG-613Advanced Health Assessment2-3
CNSG-618Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology2-3
CNSG-622Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology2-3
NURS-506Diversity, Social and Global Issues in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention2
NURS-518Nurse Educator and Leadership Roles: Theory and Practice2
NURS-526Policies Affecting Health Delivery And Fiscal Systems2
NURS-580Introduction to Capstone Project2
NURS-610Theoretical Frameworks of Education2
NURS-612Education Practicum3
NURS-617Use of Technology in Healthcare and Nursing Education2
NURS-621Strategies of Simulation Learning and Instruction2
NURS-630Curriculum and Program Development2
NURS-635Class/Course Preparation/Plan/Comp Eval Competency Evaluation2
NURS-685Implementation of Capstone Project2
Total Units47-50

RN to MSN Nurse Educator Program Sample Curriculum Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterUnits
8-Week Session Courses
NURS-316 Writing/Critical Analysis/Health-Related 3
NURS-320 Ethical Iss/Leg Aspects/Nurs 3
 Units6
Second Semester
8-Week Session Courses
NURS-425 Edctn Theory/Proc/Tchg in Nurs 3
NURS-405 Nursing Research and Seminar 3
 Units6
Third Semester
8-Week Session Courses
NURS-420 Community Health Nurs/Clinical Studies 5
NURS-411 Spirituality/Care/Professional Nursing 1
 Units6
Second Year
First Semester
5-Week Session Courses
NURS-518 Nurse Educator and Leadership Roles: Theory and Practice 2
NURS-610 Theoretical Frameworks of Education 2
CNSG-613 Advanced Health Assessment 2-3
 Units6-7
Second Semester
5-Week Session Courses
NURS-580 Introduction to Capstone Project 2
NURS-617 Use of Technology in Healthcare and Nursing Education 2
NURS-630 Curriculum and Program Development 2
 Units6
Third Semester
5-Week Session Courses
NURS-526 Policies Affecting Health Delivery And Fiscal Systems 2
CNSG-618 Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology 2-3
NURS-506 Diversity, Social and Global Issues in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2
 Units6-7
Third Year
First Semester
5-Week Session Courses
NURS-621 Strategies of Simulation Learning and Instruction 2
NURS-635 Class/Course Preparation/Plan/Comp Eval Competency Evaluation 2
NURS-685 Implementation of Capstone Project 2
 Units6
Second Semester
5-Week Session Courses
NURS-612 Education Practicum 3
CNSG-622 Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology 2-3
 Units5-6
 Total Units47-50