12 months
1194 USD/credit 35820 USD/year
1194 USD/credit 35820 USD/year
369 USD/credit 11070 USD/year
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The Nursing - Nurse Educator program of University of Central Florida build upon the student’s baccalaureate nursing education and professional experience.


The Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Nursing - Nurse Educator program of University of Central Florida is delivered fully online. It prepares nurse educators for teaching positions in colleges and universities, as well as practice settings.

Program Objectives

The program prepares students to:

  • Analyze social, economic, ethical, cultural, legal, and political issues influencing nursing practice and health care in a global context.
  • Develop and implement leadership, management, and teaching strategies for the improvement of health and health care quality and safety. 
  • Develop practice models of evidence-based nursing practice incorporating nursing research.
  • Influence health and public policy in collaboration with other disciplines to improve systems of care and health of communities.
  • Participate in research and disseminate research findings through presentation and publication. 
  • Synthesize advanced knowledge from the sciences, humanities, and theory to support advanced nursing practice.
  • Plan, evaluate and implement the delivery of health care using critical thinking skill in an advanced nursing role.

In addition to the MSN for students holding a baccalaureate nursing degree, the College of Nursing also offers admission to its master degree programs in nursing to Registered Nurses who have bachelor degrees in fields other than nursing. These students will need to take 9 credits of undergraduate upper-division coursework that is prerequisite for graduate study in nursing. Please contact gradnurse@ucf.edu for more information on this option.

The goal of the Master of Science in Nursing program is to prepare advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, and nursing leaders and managers to assume leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates of these programs are eligible to sit for national certification examinations in their respective specialties.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Promotion 
  • Pathophysiological Bases for Advanced Nursing Practice 
  • Theory for Advanced Practice Nursing 
  • Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
  • Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators
  • Evaluation in Nursing Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • BSN degree from an accredited institution.
  • Undergraduate Statistics course.
  • Florida license required for all students who will be taking clinical and practice courses in Florida health care agencies and institutions. For those students at a distance, a license is required in the state or country in which they practice.
  • Written essay.
  • Curriculum Vitae should reflect prior education, recent clinical/practice accomplishments, any recent scholarly work (publications, presentations, grants, research participation), awards, scholarships, additional professional certifications, volunteer activities, and membership/leadership/activities with professional organizations and community service organizations.
  • 3 Recommendations

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    35820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1194 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    35820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1194 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 369 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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