California State University, Northridge

Master of Science in Nursing


18111 Nordhoff Street

The Tseng College

Northridge, CA 91330

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Nursing

Format: Online

Program Description:

Become a nurse educator.

This master’s program prepares you for advanced practice as a nurse educator. In only fifteen months, you’ll develop the sophisticated skills and knowledge to transform health care environments and excel in senior nursing positions.

In addition to fully online classes, the program features clinical training at a location near you.

Alongside other nursing professionals, you’ll learn how to:

    Promote safe, high-quality care for diverse patient populations and communities
    Lead organizational changes in hospitals and clinics
    Educate and train a new generation of nurses
    Craft and implement policies that promote patient advocacy
    Develop an infrastructure that leads to improved and cost-efficient health outcomes

Course work includes lectures, classroom activities, online modules, simulations and clinical practice rotation.
Earn your national certification.

When you finish the program, you’ll qualify to sit for the National League of Nursing Education Certification Exam, which certifies you as Nurse Educator (CNE). This designation is attractive to employers nationwide – and, combined with your master’s, will help you stand apart in today’s highly competitive market.
Prepare for practice at the highest level.

With our partners in industry, we designed a curriculum based on theory, practice and real-world relevance, giving you the professional skill set to address and manage health care’s most urgent needs.

Along with advanced study of emerging trends, you’ll gain a mastery of nursing theory, curriculum design, organizational leadership, evidence-based practice, and health care policy.
Gain valuable clinical experience.

Outside your classes, you’ll engage in important clinical fieldwork. Offered in a variety of health care settings, at a location near you, this hands-on practice is critical to your development as a nurse educator and serves as a necessary compliment to academic study.
Attend class completely online.

As you hone your clinical abilities, we’ll help you master essential concepts in class – all on our convenient online platform. Our online courses feature live class sessions, on-demand access to learning materials and daily networking opportunities.

From day one, you’ll engage in a curriculum designed by industry experts, available to you anytime and anywhere.
Get ongoing, personal support.

Throughout the program, you’ll receive the one-on-one support of a team dedicated to your personal and professional success. These specialists, in addition to being good listeners, can help you with all administrative matters, freeing you to focus on your course work and your career.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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