M.Sc. Online


Appalachian State University

12 months
925 USD/credit 36075 USD/year
925 USD/credit 36075 USD/year
266 USD/credit 10374 USD/year
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Expand your nursing knowledge with Appalachian State University’s flexible, online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.


This Appalachian State University’s flexible, online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares you for educator roles in practice settings and for academic positions in nursing programs.

Your studies will emphasize educational creativity, nursing practice, leadership and research through a methodology approach that focuses on the preparation of the MSN-RN as a nurse educator. After completing this Online Education program, you will be able to teach using simulation and a wide variety of methodologies in academic, staff development and/or patient care settings.

You will be connected to faculty who will help integrate holistic best practices into education offerings for individuals and groups in academic, patient care and staff development settings.

What Does a Career as a Nurse Educator Look Like?

Nurse educators are registered nurses (RNs) who have earned advanced nursing degrees and have the credentials and knowledge required to teach nursing curriculum at colleges, universities, and hospital-based nursing programs. Nurse educators may determine educational curriculum and standards as they work to prepare students to successfully transition out of academia and into clinical settings.

Nurse educators typically:

  • Instruct or teach nursing students in the classroom or clinical setting.
  • Oversee clinicals and practical demonstrations of health care knowledge and techniques to ensure nursing students master skills.
  • Provide instruction, support and critique of nursing skills and protocol.
  • Precept nursing students in clinical settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Nursing
  • Advanced Health Assessment for Adults
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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39 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN):
From an accredited (NLNAC or CCNE) college or university; or Graduate of an accredited associate degree nursing program or diploma nursing program with a baccalaureate degree in another field
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or GPA of 3.0-3.5 with satisfactory performance on the GRE (preferred) or MAT within the past five years
  • Undergraduate statistics course (descriptive and inferential statistics) with a grade of C or higher
  • Undergraduate research course with a grade of C or higher
  • Current, unrestricted RN license In North Carolina or a state participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) with North Carolina.
  • One year of nursing experience before beginning the program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36075 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 925 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    36075 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 925 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 266 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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