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Nurse Educator

Alcorn State University

24 months
7290 USD/year
7290 USD/year
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The mission of the Graduate Nurse Educator Program offered by Alcorn State University is devoted to educating nursing leaders and scholars committed to advancing the global healthcare needs of diverse and undeserved populations through teaching, scholarship, and service.


The Nurse Educator (NE) option offered by Alcorn State University is designed to prepare qualified nurses to function as well-prepared educators in academic or healthcare settings. Upon completion of the program of study, graduates are eligible to write a national certification examination for Nurse Educators (CNE). The program of study is designed to be completed in four (4) semesters (including one summer) and 35 semester hours of full-time continuous study.

Mission and Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing and other disciplines and knowledge for use in guiding nursing research, nursing pedagogy, and advanced nursing practice.
  • Generate new teaching and practice approaches based on the integration of research, theory, and practice knowledge.
  • Demonstrate mastery of advanced knowledge and skills in advanced practice nursing (FNP) or in specialized role (NE).
  • Analyze implication of ethical and legal issues affecting health care delivery, education, and research.
  • Analyze the effect of organizational structure, functions, and resources on the development and delivery of quality health care and educational programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Rural Family and Community 
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Foundations of Nursing Education 
  • Theories of Advanced Nursing 
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




37 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
3 (analytical)

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of the Alcorn State University Graduate School Application.
  • Official transcripts for all previous college course work.
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing program.
  • Current unencumbered license to practice nursing in a state or US territory and eligibility for licensure in the state in which you will complete your clinical practicums.
  • Provide three (3) letters of recommendation [professional, academic and personal] on official letterhead with original signatures specifying in detail the applicants’ capabilities for graduate study and for future nursing practice.
  • If transferring from another graduate nursing program, the applicant must submit a letter of good academic standings from that program.
  • An interview with Graduate Nursing Faculty.
  • All transfer courses must be approved by the Director of Graduate Nursing Programs.
  • An application fee of $10.00 U.S. This fee applies to out-of-state applicants only.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3645 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3645 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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