Program Highlights

The Nurse Educator track is designed for nurses who seek opportunities teaching in a school of nursing, a continuing education program, or a staff development role. A strong emphasis is placed on experiential learning opportunities focusing on teaching pedagogy and assessment of learning.

Students receive a strong foundation in curriculum development, methods of inquiry, nursing theory, the role of education in health care, and evidence-based practice to enhance clinical outcomes. The nurse educator track incorporates a collaborative teaching residency with a skilled educator mentor.

Graduates will be eligible to take the Certified Nurse Educator examination from the National League for Nursing.

Plan of Study

Nurse Educator Plan of Study

Courses change each semester, so this list should not be considered a commitment to these individual topics. However, this does represent a list of many of our current and popular courses. The list is provided so that you can begin to imagine your academic career at Millikin in this major.

Download the Nurse Educator Plan of Study

  • Application of Theory to Practice (NU515)

  • Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (NU544)

  • Advanced Pharmacology  Across the Lifespan (NU545)

  • Measurement & Eval Learning Outcomes (NU553)

  • Professional Nurse Residency (NU578)

  • Advanced Nursing Project I (NU590)

Getting Into the Program

Qualified candidates for the MSN degree for Nurse Educator are highly motivated individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program and who seek leadership roles in clinical practice or educational settings. 

The School of Nursing participates in Nursing’s Centralized Application Service (NursingCas) . All materials will be submitted through NursingCas (  Application opens August.

NursingCAS collects and processes your application documents and verifies your transcripts.  We receive information from NursingCas and use it to make our admission decision.  We recommend that you order all official transcripts from all college experiences as early in the process as possible.  NursingCAS provides detailed information on the transcript process for all applicants.  Millikin University requires course-by-course evaluations for transcripts from foreign institutions and we accept evaluations from World Education Services, Inc. (WES) and Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).

Based on your application, we evaluate all applicants on the following:

Graduate applicants should:

  • Complete the MSN Application found on NursingCAS.
  • Upload official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended
  • Demonstrate a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0
  • Provide evidence of successful completion (grade of C or better) of courses in undergraduate nursing research, health assessment, and statistics.
  • Possess an unencumbered license as an RN in Illinois or be eligible to obtaion one upon admission.
  • Provide scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) if undergraduate cumulative GPA is below 3.0.
  • Provide three (3) written recommendations (form).
  • Submit a written statement.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.

International Students

International students must submit official transcripts (in English) with an official evaluation of those transcripts by a foreign credentials evaluation agency and proof of English proficiency. To see requirements, go to: Center for International Education. International students must also possess an unencumbered license as an R.N. in Illinois or be eligible to obtain one prior to admission.


Contact Molly Berry, Director of Admission at or 217-424-6354.

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