Nursing Education

About the Program

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The MSN in Nursing Education program is designed for nurses with a passion for teaching! Our fully online program allows students to learn about both academic education and nursing professional development. Practicum experiences are tailored to meet your learning goals.

Our program allows you the flexibility you need with the faculty attention you deserve!




    Wehrheim School of Nursing 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 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.

    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.

    Millersville University
    Master of Science in Nursing
    Nursing Education
    *The Master’s of Science in Nursing Education program is designed for the part time student and is fully accredited for the Master's Nursing Program, including the Post-Master's Certificate.

    NURS 501 Role Development and Theory Application (3 credits)

    In this course, students examine the evolution and application of nursing science.  The philosophical basis for nursing which influence values, knowledge and ethics is discussed.  Students engage in in-depth concept analysis of a selected topic.  Students examine concepts integral to nursing science that direct and guide practice which demonstrate relationships between research, practice and theory.  Students will also explore the conceptualizations, role development, and competencies of advanced nursing practice. 

    NURS 502 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research (3 credits)

    Understanding and applying nursing research findings is essential to today’s healthcare environment.  This course builds on students’ prior knowledge of nursing research.  The focus is on how to apply research findings to practice and evidence analysis.  Application to practice and critique are key components of this course.  

    NURS 503 Advanced Practice Professional Issues and Health Policy (3 credits)

    In this course, students engage in a n in-depth analysis of the issues impacting the practice of advanced nursing by focusing on the historical, social, and political forces which impact healthcare. The master’s prepared nurse’s roles and responsibilities in understanding and shaping health policy are examined. 

    NURS 504 Nursing Informatics and Healthcare Technology (3 credits)

    Discussion of the ways in which information and technology influence practice and decision-making in various aspects and specialties of nursing practice, such as clinical, education, leadership, and research, is the major focus of the course. Advances in technology that support and enhance the delivery of care and interdisciplinary communication are addressed. The legal, ethical, cultural, economic, and social factors affecting healthcare information technology are also explored. 

    NURS 506 Nursing for Sustainable Health (3 credits)

    Focus on evidence-based practices to promote sustainable planetary health. Global health is centered in health-related issues that extend beyond national border and is derived from the intersection of public health and international health. The UN Sustainable Development Goals provide a structure through which health, the environment, and human interaction are examined. 

    NURS 508 Advanced Clinical Knowledge (4 credits)

    Builds upon previous knowledge in physical assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. Using a systems approach, examines principles of select well and disease states. Provides the opportunity to assess, analysis, and explore the findings, treatment, and evaluation of common health issues. Analyzes the relationships between assessment findings, physiologic changes, and pharmaceutical treatments. 

    NURS 515 Advanced Nursing Practice Clinical Practicum (3 credits)

    This course provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice through an intensive practicum experience. The practicum provides the opportunity for the Nurse Educator student to develop advanced clinical experience within a selected population and/or setting. Students engage in 112 practicum hours to expand their clinical expertise.

    NURS 630  Effective Teaching: Theories and Methods in Nursing Education (3 credits)

    Educational theories and methods are explored.  Traditional and online methods of teaching are examined.  Consideration of both academia and professional development strategies for teaching.    Past Trends in education are examined. Theory and research findings about the research process, the nature of the learning, and the goals of instruction are discussed. 

    NURS 631 Measurement and Evaluation in Nursing Education (3 credits)

    This course introduces the student to the concepts of measurement and evaluation.  Techniques in designing instructional objectives and test items are developed. Grading methods, test analysis, and competency assessment are explored. The purpose of program evaluation is emphasized.

    NURS 632 Nursing Curriculum and Program Design (3 credits)

    The course focuses on curriculum foundations, principles, and issues.  Through investigation and discussion students learn about curriculum threads and designing effective programs.  The importance organizational mission and priority in relation to program development is emphasized. 

    NURS 633 Nursing Education Internship (3 credits)

    This course provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice through an intensive internship experience.  Focus is on the role of the nurse educator and the learning environment.  Seminars will be conducted to discuss current topics related to nursing education. The students will be guided in the internship by preceptors who are nurse educators – in academia or in professional development.  This 112 hour practicum experience is guided by the student’s individual learning objectives. 

    NURS 698 Capstone Project (3 credits)

    Scholarly project is intended to be innovative, scholarly, and relevant to advanced nursing practice. It is completed under the supervision the course faculty member.

  • Contact Information

    Program Coordinator:

    Kelly A. Kuhns, PhD, RN
    Office: Caputo Hall, Room 123
    Phone: 717-871-5276



    WEhrheim School of Nursing:

    Location and Hours:
    127 Caputo Hall
    Mon.- Fri.  8:30a to 5p

    Mailing Address:
    Millersville University
    PO Box 1002 (1 S. George St)
    Millersville, PA 17551

    Tel:  717-871-4274
    Fax: 717-871-7919