Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

Your health care journey holds the potential to inspire beyond your patients. Spread your wisdom and shape the future of health care by guiding the next generation of nurses.

Nova Southeastern University Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing's traditional M.S.N. in Nursing Education will give your career an edge, opening doors to new roles like staff development, vocational-technical, or community college teaching. Further your nursing carer by using your master's as a stepping stone for doctoral studies to teach high-level academic programs.

With 15 semester hours of core foundational courses and 21 hours of online nursing education modules, our accomplished faculty will mentor you through your nursing education practicum, reigniting your passion and expertise.

Learn how to be the best—from the best.

Quick Facts

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This degree program requires 36 total credits for completion.
Application Deadlines
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online. The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS for fall admission is August 1 and December 1 for winter admission.
Delivery Options
Delivery Options
Coursework is available online, keeping your busy schedule in mind.

M.S.N. Nursing Education Curriculum

Semester I


( NSG 5000
Advanced Nurse Roles
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 5101
Theory and Research
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 5531  
Advanced Pathophysiology
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 5370  
Introduction to Educational Concepts  
/Credits: 3)

Semester II


( NSG 5111
Evidence and Practice
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 5510
Advanced Pharmacology
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 5502
Advanced Health Assessment
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 5300
Nursing Curriculum Development
/Credits: 3)

Semester III


( NSG 5220
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 5130
Health care Policy and Leadership
/Credits: 3)
( NSG 5380
Educational Concepts I: Principles of Evaluation
/Credits: 3)

Semester IV


( *NSG 5360
Nurse Educator Capstone
/Credits: 3)

Students entering the program without a B.S.N (Bridge)


( **NSG 5000B
Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice
/Credits: 6)
*Requires 170 practicum hours

**For those with a B.S. or B.A. in a field other than nursing, an overall GPA of 3.0 is required and satisfactory completion of NSG 5000B, Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice, prior to beginning the M.S.N. program. NSG 5000B course is only offered in the fall term.

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit

Ready for the Next Step?


Submit a NursingCAS Application

Submit your NursingCAS application online.


Submit Transcripts & Additional Required Documents to NursingCAS

Request all official transcripts from all previously attended institutions to be sent directly to NursingCAS.


P.O. Box 9201

Watertown, Massachusetts 02471

International applicants coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below.

World Education Services

Josef Silny and Associates

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

It is the applicant's responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service.

Once your application and all documents have been received, the application will be processed and reviewed.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Nova Southeastern University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (