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Online Master of Science in Nursing

Nursing Education

  • Two Year, Part-Time Program
  • No Campus Visits – 100% Online
  • Competitive Tuition Rates

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Lead Beyond the Bedside

Cleveland State University’s online Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education (MSN in Nursing Education) program prepares you to teach and supervise nursing students and professionals in clinical settings. As a nurse educator, you can be the catalyst to ensure that best practices are understood and implemented to improve patient outcomes. This degree positions you for a career in academia or professional development within acute care facilities or community or social service organizations.

Accredited by the CCNE

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Higher Learning Commission

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Achieving your MSN in Nursing Education establishes you as an accomplished educator who can influence new generations of nurses through effective teaching. You will develop competencies in educational best practices and position yourself as a skilled leader. Coursework focuses on curriculum development and the implementation, evaluation and supervision of students and nursing professionals.

  • 100% online didactic coursework is asynchronous.
  • There are no on-campus residencies to attend.
  • You will complete 500 experiential learning hours in your community.
  • You can complete this program part-time in 2 years.
  • You will be fully prepared for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE) exam.

MSN in Nursing Education

Curriculum Sample

This course focuses on the critical analysis of scientific knowledge related to clinical problems identified from the perspective of the advanced practice nurse. Students investigate evidence-based practice culminating in application to identified clinical problems. (3 credits)

The course examines leadership in nursing education from a faculty perspective. Concepts are analyzed from the perspective of leadership, organization and management theories. Leadership decision-making and conflict management are explored with an emphasis on collaboration and interprofessional development. The legal and ethical implications of leadership decisions surrounding education, research and diversity are discussed. (3 credits)

This course integrates concepts of assessment and evaluation in the classroom and clinical setting, as well as course and program evaluation. Strategies include assessing students’ learning and competence to practice and the course and program evaluation. (3 credits)

The course examines nursing and educational theories, concepts and models used to design, implement and evaluate nursing curricula. Students will apply evidence-based design principles by creating learning activities, lessons and evaluations for a nursing course. Designed courses will be implemented in an electronic environment for evaluation by peers. The role of complex social, cultural and ethical factors influencing nursing education and student achievement are examined. (3 credits)

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Nursing Education by the Numbers

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Hands-on practice complements online coursework.

Engaged learning provides real-world opportunities to immerse yourself in your field and apply your growing knowledge to enhance healthcare outcomes through education. Engaged learning relies heavily on teamwork skills and provides an arena where you work professionally with community partners, your peers and CSU faculty members. Engaged learning combines civic involvement with academic coursework in a way that benefits you and the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Cleveland State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

This six-semester program requires 38 credits of online coursework and 500 practicum hours. It can be completed part-time in 2 years.

The MSN in Nursing Education costs $614.25* per credit hour for in-state students ($23,341.50 total* + fees) and $615.25* for out-of-state students ($23,379.50 total* + fees). Financial aid may be available to our online students.

*Tuition rates as of 01/22/2024. Rates are subject to change. Visit for current rates.

Yes. Our faculty members are dedicated, caring and experienced professionals who want you to succeed. Our faculty are full-time professors and/or Certified Nurse Educators. Classes are small you can quickly get the feedback you need.


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