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Online MSN Program: Nursing Education

Educate the Next Generation of Nurses

Affordable Tuition

Small Classes

No On-Campus Residency

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  • Duration 1 year
  • Cost per Credit $411
  • Credit Hours 36

Program Benefits

  • Spring, summer and fall start dates
  • Experiential learning through coursework
  • Small classes and personalized attention
  • Pending CCNE accreditation for the online program

Hone Your Leadership Skills as a Nurse Educator

The online MSN nursing education curriculum will prepare you to get certified and make a successful transition to an in-demand role within the health care industry. You’ll graduate ready to pursue a specialized career and help fill a critical need for nurses by educating the next generation. In fact, there is a 23% growth prediction for the job outlook of nursing leadership and management positions across the United States.1


1 year

36 total credits

Prepare the Next Generation of Nurses

Graduates of the MSN degree in the Nursing Educator track go through a curriculum that combines a core of advanced nursing courses with specialty courses in education, which address current health care issues. You will play an integral role in the future of nursing by sharpening your skills and sharing your passion for patient care with the next generation of nurses.

In this course, the student will examine multiple educational theories. The student critiques the components of the theories and explores the value and contributions of the theories to nursing, advanced nursing, and evidence-based practice. The student will show how to apply the theories in education with clients and their families.

In this course, the student focuses on the processes of curriculum development. Traditional and advanced program development applied to various educational environments are examined. Students in this course learn the theoretical foundations that address curriculum development, assessment and evaluation. They also focus on portions of the curriculum, which include social, professional and educational trends that affect nursing education curriculum.

In this course, the student explores how to plan instruction on a nursing topic, creating and adapting meaningful lessons and assessment/evaluation strategies for multiple learning environments and learner characteristics. The student will consider the diverse learning needs and ethical considerations of various learner groups (e.g., vulnerable populations, clients with disparities, nursing students, staff and patients/caregivers). Students also examine how to effectively integrate technology tools and develop lessons encompassing those needs. Students will explore evaluation strategies and related outcome measurements and how technology can assist. This course includes a 45-contact-hour clinical integration experience.

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Nurse Educator2 $76,591 per year

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1 year

36 total credits

Develop High-Level Leadership Skills

If you graduate with an MSN degree in the Executive Leadership track, you will be positioned to influence policy and steer big-picture thinking in your workplace. You will come away with the necessary administrative skills to oversee complex health care organizations.

This course provides an examination of theoretical models of nursing and leadership along with selected theoretical frameworks for understanding role development, organizational behavior, decision-making and conflict resolution in the health care environment.

This course will delve into the quality and safety issues facing healthcare today. QSEN goals and objectives will be utilized so that the student has an in-depth knowledge facing nursing leaders in health care. This course includes a 45-contact-hour clinical integration experience.

This course incorporates the study of management principles and practices with the analysis of human behavior within organizations. Students will learn advanced behavioral science theories and assess how they integrate with management theories resulting in effectiveness, efficiency and human resource development within organizations.

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Chief Nursing Executive3 $156,871 per year

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Answers To Common Questions

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You can earn your Master of Science in Nursing in as little as 12 months based on the number of transfer credits you have approved and whether you are enrolled as a full-time student.

Total estimated total tuition is $14,796, not including other costs.

Spring Hill College is accredited by the SACSCOC.

The master’s degree program in nursing at Spring Hill College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Yes, you can choose from two career tracks: nursing education and executive leadership.

You will be prepared to take the CNL exam.