Train the next generation of nurses and make an impact on the health care industry with a Nurse Educator Master’s Degree from the University of Mary.

Our accredited program prepares nurses for leadership roles in practice settings and educational environments that emphasize curriculum development, teaching strategies, and learning assessment. Nursing educators with an MSN degree have a variety of career opportunities, not only in higher education but also hospitals, public health agencies, community settings, and more.

Take the First Step
Get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission.
After acceptance to the university as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

Median annual wage for nursing instructors and teachers

Program Length

As little as 20 months


  • Online

Tuition per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • BSNs who want to move into nursing education in a clinical or academic setting

Career Paths

  • Nursing Education Consultant
  • Nursing Professional Development Specialist
  • Unit Nurse Educator
  • Director of Education
  • Nursing Instructor
  • Nursing Curriculum Coordinator
  • Clinical Competency Coordinator
  • University Faculty Member

What You’ll Learn

When engaged in University of Mary’s BSN to MSN Nurse Educator program, nurses leverage their BSNs to earn a Master’s degree that focuses on gaining skills in clinical or classroom instruction. Increase your career opportunities and potential salary with our accredited, accelerated, online degree program. When you graduate you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an enhanced understanding of the art and science of nursing by enriching your focus on the science of the profession, along with the art of patient care.
  • Create teaching environments that incorporate the application of learning theories, implementation of innovative teaching strategies, and use of diverse evaluation methods.
  • Illustrate the nurse educator’s responsibility to foster professional competence, behavior, and role socialization of learners in teaching/learning milieus.
  • Recognize how political, institutional, societal, and economic forces influence the role of the nurse educator.
  • Be a change agent and facilitator of innovation through the utilization of servant leadership principles and the Benedictine values.

I experienced invaluable personal and professional growth as a graduate student in the Nurse Educator program at the University of Mary. I acquired the knowledge and skills to serve as a leader in the nursing profession and to positively influence my students, patients, and community. The University of Mary’s emphasis on lifelong learning has shaped me into an individual who is striving for excellence in all areas of my life.


Program Details

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. After acceptance to the University as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!

Professional Roles in Advanced Nursing (3 credits)

Immerse in the profession’s historical roots as well as current and future issues, roles, practice environments, and opportunities. Through this course, become prepared to role model behaviors that effectively advocate efforts to promote positive patient outcomes and advance the profession.

Advanced Clinical Practice Concepts (6 credits)

Expand and advance knowledge of clinical practice in the areas of health assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology through the integration of classroom and clinical experiences. The course builds upon previously acquired knowledge and challenges students to acquire in-depth knowledge and expertise in their selected clinical focus as master’s prepared nurses in anticipation for their future role as nurse educators.

For a list of courses for the Nursing, Nurse Educator, M.S.N., please visit the catalog.

View a sample program of study.

View the student handbook for more information.

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For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

The following will be needed when you have applied for admission so we can get you accepted into the graduate program:

  • Official transcripts showing a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
    • Graduated from the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to
  • Current unencumbered RN license

For more information about our admission requirements, please visit this page.

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