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M.Sc. Online Blended

Nursing - Nurse Educator (online)

South Dakota State University

24 months
8155 USD/year
8155 USD/year
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SDSU helps nurses exceed current standards of healthcare excellence through innovative and exemplary graduate education. The Master’s in Nursing - Nurse Educator (online) at South Dakota State University offers several options for taking your nursing career to new and meaningful settings where you will make a significant professional impact.

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The Nurse Educator Specialization prepares you to utilize theories of teaching and learning in a variety of settings with emphasis on nursing education. You will spend time developing your ability to plan, implement and evaluate nursing education programs. Upon graduation, you will be eligible for the NLN (National League of Nursing) CNE (Certified Nurse Educator) certification exam.

This Nursing - Nurse Educator (online) at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Value teamwork
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are a good problem solver
  • Have a passion for teaching others

Career Opportunities

  • Academic Nurse Educator in a 2-year or 4-year setting
  • Clinical Nurse Educator in a hospital or clinical agency setting

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Foundations of Advanced Nursing 
  • Role Development of the Nurse Educator
  • Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan - Application to Advanced Practice Nursing 
  • Research in Nursing and Health Care
  • Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan for the CNL/Nurse Educator 
  • Health Policy, Legislation, Economics and Ethics 
  •  Cultural Competence in Health Care

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


35 alternative credits

35-40 credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive unconditional admission. 
  • A professional academic transcript evaluation for degrees earned outside the United States(This requirement cannot be waived unless your highest degree was earned or will be earned in the U.S. prior to enrollment at SDSU).
    • If you are completing your bachelor's degree at the time of application, you may submit an incomplete evaluation. If you are accepted, a complete transcript and/or evaluation with completed degree will be required by the end of your first semester of coursework.
  • Official U.S. transcripts where a degree is earned (or will be earned), and official U.S. transcripts where graduate level coursework has been taken.

Work experience

  • 1500 hours of documented nursing practice experience prior to the first clinical lab or within the first program year.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8155 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8155 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Nursing - Nurse Educator (online)
South Dakota State University


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