MSN: Nurse Educator
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.
Fall 2023 Entry
- Application Deadline: July 1, 2023
Spring 2024 Entry
- Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
Nurse Educator Plan of Study
The MSN: Nurse Educator can be completed either full- or part-time. Core courses are offered one-time per year. Your School of Nursing advisor will help you develop your individualized plan of study to meet your goals.
Download the Nurse Educator Plan of Study
- Application of Theory to Practice (NU515)
- Research & Evidence-Based Practice (NU513)
- Diverse Populations (NU510)
- Educator Roles & Responsibilities (NU555)
- Theories and Principles of Teaching and Learning (NU535)
- Measurement and Evaluation of Learning (NU553)
- Professional Nurse Residency (NU578)
- Advanced Nursing Project (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 (http://nursingcas.org/). Application opens in 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-424-6354.