Educate for the Future of Nursing

Nursing Education Specialization

Our online Master of Science in Nursing degree with a Nursing Education Specialization helps you advance your nursing career with the teaching and leadership skill sets necessary to develop current and future nurses across a variety of settings. With three-fourths of nursing schools requiring additional faculty, you will enjoy a high-demand position in the job market.

In addition to the core curriculum taken by all MSN students, this specialization offers four in-depth education courses on leadership within the educational setting, transformational learning, curriculum design and teaching strategies to set you apart in a changing industry.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Master's Degree 18 Months

Learning Options

Gain In-Demand Nursing Leadership Skills Employers Seek

Through an intensive curriculum and practical, immersive opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful nursing education career across a diverse range of clinical, academic and other settings. In our program, you'll unleash your potential to:

  • Guide the Next Generation

    Prepare future nurses to provide high-quality, compassionate care.

  • Develop New Curriculum

    Help students adapt to the evolving landscape of health and medicine.

  • Apply Teaching and Assessment Strategies

    Become a skilled, transformative teacher of groups and individuals in a community of practice.

  • Lead Evidence-Based Practice

    Create a culture of continuous improvement for outcomes, education and systems change.

Our Grads Work Across Industries

Graduates from our School of Nursing programs are working for leading industries, including:*

  • Assisted Living
  • Clinics
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient Surgery Centers
  • Public Schools
  • Rehabilitation Centers

117 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.

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MSN Program Entry Requirements

To be eligible for enrollment, students must hold a conferred Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA; possess a current unencumbered RN license that is valid in the United States; and provide two letters of reference (one professional and one personal).

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In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

Earning your MSN can help enhance your marketability in a fast-growing healthcare field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can also improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for nurse leaders.

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2024)
Nursing Instructors and Teachers Postsecondary$41,010$54,150$69,13019%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed June 8, 2016] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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