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Transform your nursing experience into teaching experience with an affordable RN to 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 RN to MSN in Nursing Education.

This specialization equips students with:

  • The foundations for student, patient, 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 RN to 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 the 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 does not yet have a BSN – and need an accredited, adaptable, and affordable online MSN program – then this program is for you!

What is the Capstone Project?

This degree program requires the successful completion of a capstone project. Be proud of your Capstone. It provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your competency and commitment to ultimately improving health outcomes. Be proud of your Capstone and show off your knowledge!

Practicum courses are performed within a clinical practice or academic setting allowing students to apply concepts under the direct supervision of a Preceptor.

Other RN-MSN Specializations

Download the 2018 MSN Handbook

Download the 2018 MSN Preceptor Handbook

Admission Requirements

  • Application – A completed application.
  • Associate Degree in Nursing – Official transcript demonstrating an associate degree in nursing (ADN or ASN) or diploma in nursing, 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.
  • 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.
  • Nursing Experience – A minimum of one year of nursing experience completed within the past five years.
  • Liberal Arts Courses – Completion of 50 semester credit hours of liberal arts education coursework. Students who are short liberal arts credits may take liberal arts courses while enrolled in the program. All required liberal arts courses must be completed prior to registering for the bridge proctored exam.
  • 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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