Shape the Future of Nursing

Your experience in health care can benefit more than your own patients. Share your knowledge with others, and help train the next wave of nurses.

Give your career an edge with the traditional M.S.N. education track at NSU. The degree will introduce you to a whole new world of work opportunities in staff development, vocational-technical or community college education. Go even further and use your masters as a basis for a doctoral study to teach higher-level programs.

With 15 semester hours of core foundational courses and 21 hours of online courses in nursing education, you’ll gain valuable skills that reignite and reinvent your passion for what you do. Our accomplished faculty will mentor you through your nursing education practicum. Learn how to be the best— from the best.

Earn your M.S.N. in Nursing Education, and make a difference in both your career and the community. Your power as a Shark goes a long way.

Why Earn a Nursing Degree at NSU?

Quick Facts


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This degree program is 36 total credits to complete.

Application Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted online. The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and supplemental NSU applications for fall admission is August 1 and December 9 for winter admission.

Delivery Options

Coursework is available online, keeping your busy schedule in mind.

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M.S.N. Nursing Education Curriculum

Semester I
NSG 5000
Advanced Nurse Roles (NSG 5000 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5101
Theory and Research (NSG 5101 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5531
Advanced Pathophysiology (NSG 5531 / Credits: 3 )
*NSG 5370
Introduction to Educational Concepts (*NSG 5370 / Credits: 3 )
Semester II
NSG 5111
Evidence and Practice (NSG 5111 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5510
Advanced Pharmacology (NSG 5510 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5502
Advanced Health Assessment (NSG 5502 / Credits: 3 )
*NSG 5300
Nursing Curriculum Development (*NSG 5300 / Credits: 3 )
Semester III
NSG 5220
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NSG 5220 / Credits: 3 )
NSG 5130
Healthcare Policy and Leadership (NSG 5130 / Credits: 3 )
*NSG 5380
Educational Concepts I: Principles of Evaluation (*NSG 5380 / Credits: 3 )
Semester IV
**NSG 5360
Nurse Educator Capstone (**NSG 5360 / Credits: 3 )
Students entering the program without a B.S.N (Bridge)
NSG 5000B
Transition to Advanced Nursing Practice (NSG 5000B / Credits: 6 )
*Requires 85 Practicum Hours

**Requires 250 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.

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Ready for the Next Step?

Here's how to apply. Nursing students must submit the NursingCAS application.

The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS.

NursingCAS allows applicants to use a single online application and one set of materials to apply to multiple programs at participating schools. It is used for document verification but does not take part in the student selection.

The Office of Admissions works on a rolling basis. Applications are accepted year-round.

Submit a NursingCAS Application

Submit your NursingCAS application online.

Submit Transcripts 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.

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.

Complete the Supplemental NSU Application

Once the NursingCAS application is completed, you should complete the supplemental NSU Application online.

Once all applications and 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 (

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