Nursing Education

University of Rochester

M.Sc. Blended
30 months
1610 USD/credit
1610 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Nursing Education program of University of Rochester is designed for experienced working nurses who want to transition to a teaching role, either as a nurse educator or in patient safety and education.


Why Choose the Nursing Education Program?

Nursing is both an art and a science. So is teaching.

Both disciplines require passion and compassion, but also careful research and best practices. In today’s increasingly complex health care environment, there is a growing need for experienced nurses who are trained to teach the next generation of health care professionals in an academic or clinical setting.

By earning your master's degree in nursing education, you can change your career path without changing careers, which will broaden your opportunities for advancement and allow for a more regular work schedule.

Learn the proven methods and technologies of effective teaching through a series of hybrid courses (a blend of online and in-person) and then drive those lessons home through real-world interactions and observations.

The Nursing Education program of University of Rochester follows a cognitive apprenticeship model, in which students learn by observing, practicing, reflecting, and participating within a community of nurse educators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory & Evidence Based Practice in Nursing Education
  • Health Assessment for Nurse Leaders and Educators
  • Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology for Nurse Leaders and Educators
  • Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
  • Clinical Teaching in Health Care Professions Education: Teaching and Instructional Methods
  • Teaching and Learning in Nursing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




90 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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
  • RN licensure within the United States or U.S. territory
  • One year of clinical experience preferred
  • CPR certification (professional course must be taken with the American Heart Association)
  • Statistics course with a grade of C or above
  • Current RN license
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended, including prerequisites 
  • Two letters of reference
  • Professional goal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Writing sample (academic paper, clinical document, or publication)
  • For international students, TOEFL with a minimum score of 560 (paper-based), 230 (computer-based) or 88 (iBT)

Work experience

  • One year of clinical experience preferred

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1610 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1610 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    1610 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1610 USD per credit and a duration of 30 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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Nursing Education
University of Rochester


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