Transform your nursing experience into teaching experience with an affordable MSN.


Do you dream of sharing your knowledge and passion with the next generation of nurses? Shape the future of healthcare with your CCNE-accredited MSN in Nursing Education.

“I think Aspen is a great resource for people who want to contribute to nursing education. It was such a rewarding experience, and I’m so happy I went for it.”   -Crystal R., MSN, Nursing Education

This specialization equips students with:

  • The foundations for student or staff instruction
  • A comprehensive education grounded in nursing theory and research
  • Practical knowledge of legal and ethical issues in healthcare
  • Specialized skills in areas such as teaching strategies and curriculum development
  • Preparation for a wide variety of employment opportunities

Aspen MSN (Nursing Education) graduates can:

  • Develop and manage interactive and engaging nursing curriculum
  • Implement educational methods
  • Evaluate and revise educational resources, courses, and programs
  • Measure learning outcomes
  • Integrate evidence-based theories to support critical thinking
  • Prepare nurses for clinical and academic roles
  • Assess health needs of diverse populations for educational purposes
  • Facilitate learner development and socialization
  • Analyze evidence to guide student learning and assessment strategies
  • Use technology to teach

Our graduates excel while working in hospitals, universities, long-term care facilities, community centers and corporate and philanthropic organizations.

Is this program for me?

If you are an RN who has completed a BSN – and need an accredited, adaptable, and affordable online MSN program – then this program is for you!

RNs who do not yet have a BSN but would like to pursue their MSN may enroll in our RN to MSN Bridge Program.

We designed our program to be completed in as little as 2 years.

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Admission Requirements

  • Application – A completed application.
  • Registered Nurse Licensure – Current, unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in the United States, a US territory, or Canada. Registered nurses licensed outside of these areas are not eligible.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Official transcript demonstrating a conferred bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Nursing Experience – A minimum of one year of nursing experience completed within the past five years.
  • Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)

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