Course-Based BSN to MSN

Nurse educators serve as faculty in nursing schools and teaching hospitals, sharing their knowledge and skills to prepare the next generation of nurses. Channel your experience and knowledge into a rewarding career with the MSN–Nursing Education specialization.

In this program specialization, you will:

  • Prepare to teach in a variety of settings, including the clinical environment, classroom, and patient and staff development settings.
  • Be mentored by Walden’s outstanding School of Nursing faculty. The school’s teaching faculty are all doctoral degree holders with the practical expertise to help you develop as an educator.
  • Apply what you’ve learned in a real-world setting through fieldwork experience.

The BSN Track is for registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students who enter the program with a BSN will complete the following core curriculum and then advance to the courses in the Nursing Education specialization.

If you hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN), see the RN Track.

A Guided, Structured Path to Your MSN

The course-based format may be a good option for you if you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule. If you want a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule, a competency-based format is also available.

Completion Requirements

  • 53 total quarter credits
    • Core courses (23 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (30 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code NURS 6002/6003 Course Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6050 Course Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6051 Course Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6052 Course Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6053 Course Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership Credits (5 cr.)

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code NURS 6380 Course Advanced Pathopharmacology and Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6370 Course Foundational Skills for Nurse Educators in Academic and Healthcare Environments Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6321 Course Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6331 Course Teaching Learning Strategies: Integrating Technology Into Nursing Education Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6341 Course Specialty in Clinical Nursing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6351 Course Role of the Nurse Educator Credits (5 cr.)
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