Nursing Education

Accredited RN to MS Degree from a Center for Excellence in Nursing Education


As a practicing nurse, you can never afford to stop learning. But you also have much to teach—and the chance to improve many lives while influencing your profession.

Earn an RN to Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Education) from Excelsior, and you can share your clinical experience and knowledge with other health care professionals.

This program is designed for working nurses who hold an RN license. You'll earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in nursing. Some of your courses will count toward both degrees.

Online Nursing Degrees That Have Real Impact

Recognized three times as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (most recently for the current 2016-2021 period), Excelsior College ranks among the nation's best nursing schools.

Excelsior's flexible online format makes it possible to fit your nursing courses into almost any work schedule. You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Earn two nursing degrees (BS and MS) in a single, integrated program.
  • Work with top-flight faculty.
  • Interact with fellow students via our online communities.
  • Tackle challenging coursework that reflects real-world nursing situations.
  • Get academic support from Excelsior's award-winning advisors.
  • Receive financial support and counseling to help keep your online nursing education affordable. (Learn more about our special financial programs for nursing students.)

By specializing in nursing education, you'll help address the nation's critical shortage of nursing educators, while creating a new path to advance your career and earning power.

Take a look at the course sequence and credit requirements for the nursing education RN to MS degree.  (PDF)

By completion of the program the graduate will be able to

  1. Function as a leader and change agent to promote holistic patient-centered care and population health.
  2. Translate evidence to develop health care practices in a culturally and ethnically diverse global society.
  3. Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing and other disciplines that are essential for nursing judgment and practice.
  4. Integrate specialty practice knowledge to enhance interprofessional collaboration, inform decisions, and improve health outcomes.
  5. Exemplify professional values and standards, best practices, and the commitment to lifelong learning in the role of the master's-prepared nurse.
  6. Implement the role of master's-prepared nurse as part of the interprofessional team.
  7. Integrate scholarship, a spirit of inquiry, and innovation to support nursing excellence.

All Excelsior College nursing programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. The ACEN is a specialized accrediting agency for nursing recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

General Education Component (61) + Bachelor/Master's Nursing Component (83)
Total Degree Credits Required (144)

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