Master's (M.S.) in Nursing Education

The Master's in Nursing Education, designed for bachelors-prepared R.N.s, is based on nursing science with a focus on advancing clinical and evidence-based teaching skills needed to work in college, university, and clinical settings. Working RN's can complete this degree in just 20 months, 1 night a week or 100% online!

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Join our community of learners and prepare to educate the next generation of nurses and nurses in professional practice by earning your Master of Science in Nursing Education at Roberts Wesleyan College. Pair your passion for education and nursing to prepare practicing and future nurses for excellence in practice. The M.S. in Nursing Education program will prepare nurses with a B.S.N. degree to teach and lead current and future professional nurses as academic educators, clinical nurse educators, and in nursing professional development at colleges, universities, hospitals, or healthcare organizations.

The Master of Science in Nursing program is based on specific competencies and standards defined by professional organizations such as the National League for Nursing, the Association for Nursing Professional Development, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Those who graduate with a MS in Nursing Education meet the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator exam offered by the National League for Nursing.

Program Details

Standard Completion Time 
20 months
Classes 1-Night a Week or 100% Online!

Program Credits

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Start Terms

  • March 13, 2021
  • Application Deadlines & Deposits
    • Submit your complete application by November 30, 2020 and your deposit is $150.00
    • Submit your complete application by January 29, 2021 and your deposit is $250.00
    • After these dates the deposit is $350.00

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Program Highlights

Students completing the M.S. in Nursing Education degree at Roberts Wesleyan will have the knowledge and skills to promote excellence in nursing education and practice. In this program you will learn

  • Evidence-based strategies to facilitate learning through courses with emphasis on
    • Curriculum and program design
    • Course design
    • Teaching strategies
    • Using technology for effective learning
    • Preparing nurses for holistic care considering culture and individual values

Students will gain mentored experiences in the role of an educator in classroom based teaching, clinical instruction and online teaching.

Graduates will possess the knowledge and skill to use the latest evidence and research from nursing and other disciplines to impact changes in nursing practice, education and improve patient safety, quality of care and health outcomes.

The accredited MS in Nursing Education program offered by Roberts Wesleyan College is designed for nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Nurses with a Bachelor’s degree in another field can earn both a B.S. and M.S. in nursing through the accredited R.N. to M.S. program. The 39 credit curriculum provides each student the foundation that registered nurses need for education roles as faculty in academic or professional settings.

Highlights of the Roberts Wesleyan College Master of Science in Nursing Education Program include:

    for Graduate Nursing by U.S. News for 2018

    allows for focus on one course at a time


    Choose the online option to learn on your schedule from the comfort of your own home

  • 86% OF GRADUATES WERE EMPLOYED FULL-TIME within a year of graduation according to the Roberts Wesleyan Career Services Annual Report


The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) encourages all nurses to strive for a higher level of education. As a result, the advancement of quality care available to a nursing community will improve. Now is the time for nurses to earn their degrees, invest in their future, and begin the journey into graduate nursing education from Roberts Wesleyan, an accredited college.

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Popular Careers & Employers

The field of Nursing and Nursing Education are growing and in high demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for nursing school educators and instructors is projected to increase 7% through 2029.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also projects that roughly 3,318,700 additional registered nurses are needed by 2029 to meet the replacement needs and job growth from the retiring workforce. Institutions are in need of nursing educators to teach the next generation and continue the education for working registered nurses.

Careers: Professional opportunities abound in a diversity of settings as the demand for nurse educators grows.

  • Nurse Educator or Instructor
  • Nursing Professional Development
  • Faculty Member, Associate degree program
  • Faculty Member, Baccalaureate programs
  • LPN Instructor
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Patient Educator
  • Community Educator


  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Highland Hospital
  • The College at Brockport
  • Alfred State College
  • Rochester Regional Health Systems
  • Finger Lakes Health

Nursing education professionals have opportunities to participate in evidence-based, quality, and research studies, disseminate their scholarly work through publications and conferences, serve as education and healthcare consultants, participate in writing proposals for grants, and engage in community service.

Alumni Making A Difference

Kellie Murphy, M.S., R.N.

ACLS Program Coordinator & Nurse Educator, University of Rochester Medical Center

Monica Seaman M.S., R.N.

Nurse Educator, Emergency Nursing, University of Rochester Medical Center

Genie Rotundo, M.S., R.N., L.C.C.E., F.A.C.C.E.

Centering Healthcare Institute National Consultant

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