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AMNED - Nursing - Nurse Educator

Nursing, School of Graduate Master of Science in Nursing

Program Delivery

Online Program

Degree Designation

Master of Science in Nursing

Program Level


Program Type



College of Professional Schools


Program Description

The Master of Science in Nursing program is an online asynchronous program that prepares nurses for advanced nursing roles.  The MSN Nurse Educator Track is designed for nurses who aspire to teach in various academic or clinical settings. The 36-credit program offers the student the benefit of flexibility, accessibility, cost savings, and self-paced learning that online programs tend to offer.

The asynchronous Nurse Educator Track modality is fully online with a combination of asynchronous and live synchronous instruction. The online modality is designed for students who prefer a program that can be completed without the face-to-face instruction of advanced practice skills. The asynchronous track includes a combination of both live and asynchronous lectures with a wide range of doctoral-prepared faculty, experiences in teaching in classrooms and simulation settings of the student's choice (subject to program approval),  as well as master’s level clinical practice.

Graduates from MSN Nursing Education track is eligible for certification exams although are encouraged to take additional preparation, such as a certification preparation course, before pursuing certification.

The mission of Norwich University’s School of Nursing is to prepare our students to be globally minded nurse leaders and scholars through innovative and diverse experiential education and research.

The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares visionary nurse leaders who demonstrate advanced critical thinking, communication, and decision-making skills to ensure quality outcomes within the complex systems of the healthcare continuum.  Graduates initiate and effectively utilize research findings to improve outcomes, as well as utilize knowledge of health promotion, health care policy and systems, change and finance to effectively manage available resources in the changing health care environment.  Master's prepared nurses utilize this knowledge base integrated with theories from nursing and related disciplines to create and implement ethical practices and policies to improve the environment in which health care is delivered.

The Master's prepared nurse engages in an expanded scope of practice that is characterized by critical analysis of problems and creative problem solving, and application of theories in the decision-making process.  The graduate manages change effectively and utilizes communication skills and technologies to create collaborative partnerships within nursing and across health care disciplines.  Graduate education prepares the nurse to identify and evaluate personal and organizational values and to implement ethical decisions and strategies to improve outcomes.

The program is designed to achieve the following academic goals:

  1. Prepare graduates with education and experience to meet eligibility for successful completion of national Nurse Practitioner certification examinations or national certification as Nurse Executives or Nurse Educators

  2. Provide a curriculum of study with logical course sequencing and concurrent didactic and clinical experience

  3. Provide high-quality clinical track distance-learning opportunity for Bachelor's prepared nurses to advance to Master’s level/Advanced Practice competency.

  4. Provide didactic and clinical population-focused education experiences meeting national education standards for advanced nursing education and core competencies.

Founded in 1819, Norwich University serves students with varied work schedules and lifestyles. Discover our online degree programs, certificates and professional development offerings via our virtual learning platform. Connect with Norwich’s exceptional faculty and students from across the country and around the world.

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