Nursing Education Curriculum

The Nurse Educator concentration of Loyola's online MSN program focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a variety of nursing educator positions in both health care organizations and educational institutions. In this program, students will take courses covering topics as wide-ranging as pedagogical theory, the assessment of student learning, curriculum development and design, and more.

Thirteen courses (39 credit hours) in nursing education, including a 180 clock hour practicum, are required to complete this program. Full-time students can expect to graduate within two years. However, actual time to complete varies based on students’ existing personal and professional commitments.

Upon graduation, you will have met the education eligibility requirements to sit for the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator Exam.


Available Electives to Assist in Program Coursework

A student’s success in the MSN - Nurse Educator specialization is partially based upon solid skills in statistics and data management. The following elective is offered to strengthen this knowledge and skill set.