Master of Science in Nursing Education

Master of Science in Nursing – Education

Take your nursing experience into the classroom and learn how to prepare the next generation of nurses with a master’s degree in nursing education.

In the Master of Science in Nursing – Education program, you’ll learn cutting-edge clinical education theory, curriculum design, teaching strategy and assessment techniques to be applied in a focused area of Nursing Practice. As with all our online master’s degrees, our Master of Science in Nursing Education includes three face-to-face sessions on our campus.

The MSN – Education program develops the student in both the art and science of nursing as well as the skills and competencies required of the Nurse Educator.

Students will spend clinical time gaining a deeper level of knowledge in a focused clinical area. In addition, they will also have practical experience in the academic setting. At the completion of the program, students will produce a portfolio that will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competencies required of a Nurse Educator.

A Post-Master’s Certificate option is available for those students who enter the program with an existing MSN degree and a current RN license.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the program, the graduate will:

  • Integrate knowledge from nursing and other disciplines to plan patient-centered care that promotes health and improves healthcare outcomes.
  • Apply leadership skills that foster ethical decision making, fiscal responsibility, and advocacy, interprofessional collaborative relationships and a systems perspective.
  • Use technology to enhance communication and support quality of care and strategic decision making processes in practice.
  • Apply patient-centered and culturally appropriate concepts to improve quality and safety, reduce health disparities, and improve health outcomes for diverse populations.
  • Model behaviors that demonstrate professionalism and community engagement of self and others, through clinical scholarship and application of evidence-based recommendations in practice.
  • Use evidence-based knowledge and appropriate professional standards to analyze, evaluate and influence outcomes and health care policy for individuals, populations or systems.


Master of Science in Nursing-Education Total Credits: 39

Nursing Education CoursesCredits
IPC 500Introduction to Graduate StudiesNC
IPC 501*Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse Society3
IPC 504*Communication & Technology3
IPC 511*Graduate Research3
IPC 512*Health Care Policy and Finance3
IPC 550 *Integrating Experience INC
IPC 601*Leadership in Healthcare3
IPC 655*Integrating Experience II1
NHE 531Curriculum Design3
NHE 532Teaching Strategies3
NHE 611Educational Assessment3
NUR 631The Nurse Educator in Clinical Practice 2
NUR 632The Nursing Educator in the Academic Setting3
NUR 640Advanced Pathophysiology3
NUR 641Advanced Pharmacology 3
NUR 642Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning3
Total Combined Credits39
*Interprofessional collaborative core course
NC = Non-Credit Bearing
NHE= Combined Nursing and Health Care Education Course

The master’s degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. See more accreditation information.

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Meet Your Faculty

Cynthia Castaldi

Cynthia Castaldi, DNP, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

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Kari Cellini

Kari E. Cellini, PhD, MS, RN

Associate Professor

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Kristen Zulkosky

Kristen Zulkosky, PhD, RN, CNE

Director, Center for Excellence in Practice; Chair, Graduate Nursing

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Rita Wise

Rita Wise, DEd, MSN, RN

Program Director

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