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Nursing - Nurse Educator (online) 

South Dakota State University

M.Sc. Online Blended
24 months
466 USD/credit
466 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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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




35 alternative credits

35-40 credits


Blended, Online

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.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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

  • International

    466 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 466 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    466 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 466 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Nursing - Nurse Educator (online)
South Dakota State University


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