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MSN in Nursing Education
Master of Science in Nursing

Get ready to influence the next generation of nursing students with an online MSN in Nursing Education from Capella. This CCNE-accredited* program blends clinical training with innovative teaching methods, and positions you to pursue roles where you may be able to teach in hospital-based nursing schools and online nursing programs. This specialization is designed to help you fulfill the educational requirements for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential offered by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Professional relevance

This program is designed around NLN Competencies for Nursing Education, and integrates AACN standards.

Practicum experience

Our integrated capstone and practicum allows you to work with an organization to solve real-world challenges. Learn more about the practicum

Employer partnerships

Capella University partners with more than 400 health care employers, including leading hospital systems and insurance providers.

Classes start January 9

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • CCNE accredited
  • 7 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • 1 Practicum course
  • 54 Total credits (12 max transfer)

With FlexPath, you can earn your MSN in 14 months and under $14,000.*

*Based on fastest 25% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

What can you do with an MSN in Nursing Education degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MSN in Nursing Education.

Job titles to explore

  • Nurse educator
  • Nursing instructor
  • Full-time nursing faculty
  • Director of education
  • Clinical nurse educator
  • Adjunct or part-time nursing faculty

Employment settings to explore

  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Community or technical college
  • Hospital
  • Home health care agency
  • Ambulatory care office
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Insurance company
  • Government - local, state, federal

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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