Grand Canyon University

M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Education


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

What Can You Do With an MSN in Nursing Education?

The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education (MSN-Ed) degree program prepares advanced professional nurses to address the ever-changing and expanding educational needs of the nursing profession. The emphasis is designed for BSN- prepared registered nurses interested in pursuing or advancing in a career in nursing education.

MSN-Ed graduates are prepared for a variety of roles in nursing education, either as a clinical educator or academic educator in both traditional and nontraditional settings in nursing education.

Why Get Your Master of Science in Nursing Education Online at GCU?1

The MSN nursing education program at Grand Canyon University gives students the opportunity to choose the focus of their practicum experience and provides direct clinical hours to ensure advanced skills in assessment. The MSN-Ed program also follows the National League for Nursing (NLN) competencies.

What Are Your MSN Nursing Education Qualifications?

The MSN nursing education program does not have special admission or program qualifications. The general admission requirements for all GCU graduate programs are housed in the University Policy Handbook and online through admissions.
Accredited Online Master's in Nursing Education Degree

Graduate students learn clinical and organizational decision-making skills based on critical thinking, evidence-based research and diagnostic reasoning. The nursing education degree program taken online or through evening classes teaches students advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment curriculum design and development, teaching methods, how to assess educational needs, program evaluation and understanding learner-centered theories.

There are six main focuses:

    Scientific Underpinnings for Practice
    Leadership, Policy and Advocacy
    Systems, Safety and Quality
    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    Analytic Foundations for Practice, Ethics and Professional Role
    Nursing Education

The MSN nursing education degree program at GCU includes clinical hours and a practicum capstone course to strengthen critical-thinking skills and place educational theories into practice in a supervised clinical-care environment.

For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university approvals, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.

1 Online courses exclude programs with residencies and field experience.

If seeking licensure or certification, applicants to the program are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval. In addition, fingerprint/background clearance is required.


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

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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