Prepare the next generation of nurses to deliver high-quality and compassionate care

RN-MSN Education

BSN-MSN/ED Program

Program Overview

The online MSN in Nursing Education program at Spring Arbor University is a CCNE-accredited online program for individuals who have their BSN.

  • Prepare to take the NLN-certification exam (CNE)
  • Learn to develop lesson plans, teach courses and oversee students’ clinical practices.
  • Explore strategic planning steps such as needs assessment, behavioral objectives, instructional design and delivery for non-traditional learners.
  • Learn to work with the media, advocate for the health care needs of vulnerable populations and develop grants.
  • Work with a dedicated Student Success Coach who will walk beside you every step of the way

Download a program guide, or, use our easy online scheduling tool to book an appointment with an admissions advisor now.

Careers & Outcomes

  • Clinical leaders oversee the integration of care for patients and the medical team with which they work.
  • They prepare the next generation of nurses to deliver high-quality and compassionate care.
  • Nurse educators and clinical leaders with an MSN/Ed degree can earn as much as *$94,820 depending on the additional experience in the field.

*https://nursejournal.org/articles/nursing-educator-careers-salary-outlook/

Program Curriculum

The MSN/Education programs is a 39-credit program and all students will take the first-year cohort together, completing the core course requirements.

Featured courses:

  • NUR 522 Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice (3)
  • NUR 625  Educational Theory & Curriculum Design (3)
  • NUR 635  Instructional Strategies (3)

For a full course listing and descriptions, download a program guide.

The Nursing Department reserves the right to change curriculum requirements based on professional or accreditation recommendations.


About SAU Online

Since 1873, Spring Arbor University has helped students pursue wisdom by offering an education grounded in the Christian faith. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a premier private Christian university that offers engaging online programs designed to meet the unique needs of busy, working adults. While we’re not the only university to offer online degree programs, our distinction lies in our total commitment to providing educational excellence within a Christ-honoring and supportive online community.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University are accredited by
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