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Program Overview:

Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator 

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator program prepares graduates as nurse educators and transformers of health and nursing education within a variety of settings including higher education, healthcare organizations and throughout the global nursing community. Using a holistic Christian world-view, the nurse educator program provides registered nurses with the qualifications to teach the next generation of nurses through the application of research, innovative teaching technologies, and individualized practicum experiences. In addition, a direct care component is included to increase the quality of patient and family education and health outcomes. The 37 credit, fully online program is based upon Eastern University’s mission, as well as, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (2011), the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator Core Competencies for Nurse Educators (2019), and the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) Core Essentials for the Practice of Advanced Holistic Nursing (2012). Graduates are equipped to take the National League for Nursing Nurse Educator (CNE) examination and may choose to take the Advanced Holistic Nurse Board certification exam (AHNCC).

Program Details

  • Location/Delivery: Online
  • Length: 2.5 years while maintaining employment (6 semesters - 37 credits); 2 seven-week courses per semester
  • Enrolling New Students: January start dates
  • Concentration Track: Nurse Educator
  • Cost: View our affordable tuition rates. Receive a 20% Alumni Discount if you earned a bachelor's or associate degree from EU!
  • Financial Aid: Discover our partner grants, military benefits, and federal financial aid options that may be available to you.

NLN Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam

Graduates are prepared to take the NLN Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam.

“Eastern has some of the most outstanding professors. They go above and beyond to aid their student's growth. Not only do they support students academically, but spiritually and emotionally. The faculty have shaped my nursing practice and me as a person in profound and beautiful ways.”

Eden M. Rotella RN, BSN, HNB-BC, Current MSN Student

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