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This program is designed around NLN Competencies for Nursing Education, and integrates AACN standards.
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Our integrated capstone and practice immersion allows you to work with an organization to solve real-world challenges.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn.
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed, and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.
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Our competency-based MSN in Nursing Education program is shaped by industry leaders. In it, you’ll explore innovative teaching and learning approaches and develop the skills to design, deliver, and assess nursing education programs.
The Nurse Educator Role
In the course, learners examine the tripartite faculty role of teaching, service, and scholarship and the responsibilities associated with functioning as a nurse educator in an academic or health care environment. Learners also analyze nurse educator competencies and the professional development activities expected of those who fill this multidimensional role. Only learners with an RN license can register for this course.
|4 quarter credits|
Teaching and Active Learning Strategies
In this course, learners examine how the application of educational theory and teaching strategies facilitate learning in the classroom, online, in the laboratory, and in clinical settings. Learners also investigate concepts associated with the domains of learning, learning styles, student engagement, and classroom management techniques. Only learners with an RN license can register for this course. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in MSN6103.
|4 quarter credits|
Curriculum Design, Development, and Evaluation
In this course, learners examine curriculum frameworks and models used in nursing education. Throughout the course, learners demonstrate their understanding of these frameworks by beginning to develop curricula that are designed to reflect professional nursing standards and contemporary health care trends and that are structured to achieve expected student outcomes. Learners also investigate the evaluation process used to assess curriculum design and identify accreditation and regulatory requirements that impact nursing curricula. Only learners with an RN license can register for this course. Prerequisite(s): MSN6103.
|4 quarter credits|
Integrating Technology into Nursing Education
In this course, learners examine the integration of current and evolving technology into nursing education. Learners investigate the use of multimedia, social media, computerbased technology, learning management systems, simulation, technology tools for outcomes assessment, and the process for selecting the appropriate technology. Learners demonstrate their ability to integrate technology in an academic or health care environment by developing a relevant project and accompanying evaluation plan. Only learners with an RN license can register for this course. Prerequisite(s): MSN6103.
|4 quarter credits|
Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education
In this course, learners investigate a variety of strategies used to assess and evaluate student learning in the classroom, online, in the laboratory, and in clinical settings, as well as within all domains of learning. Learners develop and demonstrate the skills required to use assessment and evaluation data to improve the teaching-learning process, measure the achievement of learning outcomes, and evaluate program effectiveness. Only learners with an RN license can register for this course. Prerequisite(s): MSN6103.
|4 quarter credits|
The curriculum for our online MSN in Nursing Education will prepare you to advance and advocate for nursing education.
Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.
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Here are just some of the career paths to explore with an MSN in Nursing Education.
*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.
While the nursing education field offers a variety of career paths and focus areas, here are some of the more common paths:
Lead health care toward the future by influencing and leading the next generation of nursing students to the pinnacle of patient care.
Prepare for a faculty role in a land-based or online college or university.
Facilitate learning and nurse development by teaching the skills and knowledge needed to provide the best possible care to patients.
Prepare for clinical nurse educator roles in hospitals or in other health care facilities where you can help nurses get the most out of their training.
Oversee faculty members and instructors, as well as collaborate in curriculum design, development, and revision of nursing curricula.
Prepare for a director of education role in a land-based or online college or university.
Multiple factors, including prior experience, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.
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