Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education

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The IU Southeast Master of Science in Nursing Education equips nursing professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the crucial role of educating and training the next generation of nurses. You’ll learn how to become an expert educator who can shape the future of nursing practice.

This specialty allows you to learn advanced teaching methods, curriculum development, and assessment strategies tailored to the unique challenges of healthcare education.

You will be well versed in the latest evidence-based nursing practices and will be able to effectively pass on your knowledge to students and prepare them to meet the dynamic demands of the profession.

Related degrees

The IU Southeast School of Nursing offers an Administration track for the M.S. in Nursing, as well as undergraduate degrees.

Degree information

39 credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

For information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

Students in the Master of Science in Nursing Education program complete 39 credit hours of study, including practicum experiences. The minimum passing grade for a course is B- (80%). The minimum GPA to obtain the Master of Science in Nursing degree is 3.0.

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.


Core courses (18 credit hours)

  • NURS-I 630 - Introduction to Nursing Informatics
  • NURS-N 502 - Nursing Theory I
  • NURS-R 500 - Nursing Research Methods I
  • NURS-R 505 - Measurement and Data Analysis
  • NURS-Y 510 - Advanced Practice Concepts I
  • NURS-Y 520 - Advanced Practice Concepts II

Specialization courses (15 credit hours)

  • NURS-T 615 - Nursing Curriculum
  • NURS-T 617 - Evaluation in Nursing
  • NURS-T 619 - Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators
  • NURS-T 670 - Teaching of Nursing
  • EDUC 500+ - Any graduate-level Education course

Culminating Experience (6 credit hours)

  • NURS-L 679 - Nursing Education Practicum
  • NURS-R 590 - Research Study

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A graduate degree in nursing education sets the stage for new career opportunities, opening doors to roles such as nurse educator, curriculum developer, or academic administrator. Obtaining your M.S. in Nursing Education allows you to address a critical need for qualified educators in nursing schools and healthcare institutions.

Have questions or want more information? Contact us!

Carla Hermann PhD, RN

Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
Professor of Nursing
MSN Program Director

Life Sciences 222
(812) 941-2220

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