RN-MSN Education

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)
  • Study and continue to work with one, seven-week course at a time and no mandatory login times.
  • 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.

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.