Master of Science in Nursing (Education Emphasis)

Graduate Program: Master of Science in Nursing (Education Emphasis)

Online Program

Master of Science in Nursing (Education Emphasis) Graduate Program Online

If you’ve ever wanted to combine your passion for teaching with your clinical knowledge, this is the program for you! The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Education offers nurses the skills and credentials necessary to effectively transfer their clinical experience into a rewarding career as a nurse educator. This MSN program prepares the graduate for the educator role with theory, clinical practice, and supervised experiences to promote innovative critical thinking.

Why Pitt State?

Pittsburg State’s 33 credit-hour MSN program is designed for the hectic work schedule of today’s health care professional. Available completely online, it provides students with an immersive experience, allowing them to focus on a specific population, disease process or health care disparity. 

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the Nurse Educator Certification Examination, administered by the National League for Nursing’s Academic Nurse Education Certification Program. By becoming credentialed as a Certified Nurse Examiner (CNE), you serve as a leader and a role model.

The Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Our faculty are among the most accomplished in the Midwest.

Admission to Pitt State’s MSN program is based on both admission requirements and resource availability. Spaces are quickly filled so applicants should apply as early as possible. The application deadline for first consideration for both summer and fall programs is March 15. Candidates wishing to start their programs of study in the spring should apply before October 15. Late applications will be considered on a space available basis.

Career Options

In addition to laying the groundwork for doctoral study, the MSN program also qualifies students for many advanced nursing roles including:

  • Nurse Educator in a healthcare facility
  • Nurse Educator as a faculty member in a community college or 4-year institution

Internship and research opportunities

All coursework and clinical experiences (384 practicum hours) will aid in preparing graduates with enhanced nursing knowledge and skills. The foundation for the program will be culminated in the Professional Portfolio, to assist with future professional career opportunities.

Learn more about the Department of School of Nursing

The Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing has been educating today’s nursing professionals for nearly 50 years. In addition to the MSN degree, the Bradley School of Nursing also offers a pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, a RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Learn more about our programs and faculty by visiting our School of Nursing page.


Students in the Master of Science in Nursing (Education Emphasis) program take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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