Nursing Education, Master | Part time online | Bellarmine University | United States
24 months
795 USD/credit 11925 USD/year
795 USD/credit 11925 USD/year
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The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing Education from Bellarmine University is to prepare nurses to identify and address gaps in healthcare delivery and design through advanced nursing knowledge and higher level leadership skills for improving health outcomes. 


The graduate of this program is prepared in nursing education, nursing administration, or advanced practice nursing. Consistent with Bellarmine’s goal to prepare leaders for our society, graduate students in nursing will be able to lead change, promote health, and elevate nursing care in various roles and settings.

The graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing builds on the baccalaureate degree. The curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of students, while maintaining a sound academic program in nursing. Each student identifies educational goals with a faculty adviser and maintains a close liaison with the adviser throughout the program of studies.

The Nursing Education program at Bellarmine University is fully online and is ideal for students with professional or personal obligations during the typical work week. New students will participate in a mandatory technology orientation that may be completed in-person or by recorded video. Most courses will also offer once per-semester optional class meetings which will be available by recorded video as well.

Graduates of the MSN program will be able to:

  • Integrate findings from the sciences and humanities to continually improve nursing practice across diverse settings.
  • Collaborate within interprofessional teams using effective leadership skills, ethical awareness, and critical decision making to promote quality and safety outcomes within the healthcare system.
  • Use appropriate quality improvement methods and healthcare technologies to integrate, coordinate, and improve care.
  • Employ evidence-based practice methods to initiate changes in practice settings and to disseminate results.
  • Examine strategies to advocate for policies that improve the health of the public and the profession of nursing.
  • Incorporate organizational, client-centered, and culturally sensitive concepts in the implementation of evidence-based clinical prevention for individuals, families, and identified populations.
  • Demonstrate advanced level expertise in performing direct or indirect nursing interventions that influence healthcare outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Policy
  • Transition to Advanced Practice
  • Clinical Prevention and Population Health
  • Healthcare Professions Education Practicum
  • Informatics and Clinical Decision Making
  • Knowledge Translation: Evidence to Practice
  • Leadership, Educational Theories and Curriculum in Health Professions

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We review applications throughout the year. We suggest applying 2-3 months prior to the semester within which you would like to begin.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • BSN from a CCNE or ACEN accredited nursing program.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Goal statement: The goal statement is your opportunity to tell us (as specifically as you can at this time) about your career plans after you finish your master’s degree. This statement provides us with a sample of your writing ability and helps faculty determine your fit with Bellarmine’s offered program.
  • Two professional references. The strongest recommendations are from managers, directors, professors or others in a supervisory capacity. Recommendations from friends, other students, or co-workers are not appropriate. 
  • Resume describing relevant work, professional, and volunteer experiences.
  • Proof of active, unrestricted license to practice nursing in Kentucky and/or compact state.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 795 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 795 USD per credit during 24 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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