Nursing Education

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The M.S.N./Nurse Educator and post-master's Nurse Educator Certificate programs have "rolling" admission (on-going admission) and no application deadline. Explore this web site for the necessary information to pursue that goal. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Applicants for the Master of Science in Nursing program are referred to the Millersville University Graduate Catalog for general criteria and guidelines to the university.

Nursing Department Criteria

Please Note: Applications that do not include the following data and information may be considered incomplete which may affect the status of the application.

Specific criteria required by the Nursing Department include:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program.
  2. Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. When GPA is below this, provisional acceptance may be considered if the candidate demonstrates graduate study potential by other means.
  3. Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate statistics course (equivalent to Math 130) and a research course in nursing.
  4. Three current academic and/or professional references.
  5. Licensure as a registered nurse in Pennsylvania or in the state where clinical practice or internship is to be arranged.
  6. Minimum of one year of clinical experience in nursing.
  7. Current resume including one clinical experience.
  8. Successful completion of a personal interview with the Nursing Admissions Committee.

Required Documentation

Please provide the additional documents listed below with your completed application:

  1. Current resume or C.V.: Please include all clinical experience to date.
  2. State where Professional Licensure is currently held: Please include RN number as well as expiration date. May send a copy of your license.
  3. Please verify completion of the following: Year, Institution, and Name of Course.
    • Undergraduate or graduate Statistics course.
    • Undergraduate or graduate Research course in Nursing.
    • Undergraduate or graduate Physical Assessment course.


Click here to view the Graduate Catalog
Click here to view the MSN course descriptions

Degree Requirements

Course sequencing is determined based on individual academic advisement. 

Course Number Course Title Student Credits Theory Hours Total Theory Hours Clinical Hours/ Week Total Clinical Hours
N 501 Role Development and Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing 3 3 45 0 0
N 502 Research Methodology 3 3 45 0 0
N 503 Advanced Practice Professional Issues and Health Policy 3 3 45 0 0
N 504 Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Technology 3 3 45 0 0
N 511 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice 3 3 45 0 0
N 512 Health Assessment & Diagnostic Evaluation for Advanced Practice 3 2 30 3 42
N 513 Pharmacology & Alternative Therapeutics in Nursing Practice 3 3 45 0 0
N 515 Advanced Nursing Practice Clinical Practicum 3 1 15 8 112
N 630 Effective Teaching: Theories & Methods in Nursing Education 3 3 45 0 0
N 631 Measurement & Evaluation in Nursing Education 3 3 45 0 0
N 632 Nursing Curriculum & Program Design 3 3 45 0 0
N 633 Nursing Education Internship 3 1 15 8 112
N 698 Scholarly Project 3 3 45 0 0
Total   39   510   224

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