• Master of Science in Nursing - Education

    The Masters of Science in Nursing - Education online program can be completed in two years and requires 33 credits to graduate. The degree prepares registered nurses to take leadership roles in nursing education across a wide range of higher learning institutions and hospitals. The program provides cutting-edge educational theory in clinical as well as adult learning, including curriculum design, teaching strategies and assessment.

    Central to the vision of the PA College graduate programs is an interprofessional core of five courses in which students from all degree programs will collaborate and study together just as health care professionals do in their work settings. The online experience will be enhanced through a face-to-face learning educational event in two weekend sessions on our campus called integrating experiences (IE). Students at all levels and tracks will meet together during each IE with an opportunity to participate in plenary activities with peers at different mileposts in their course of study.

    COURSES   CREDITS
    IPC 501 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse 3
      Society*  
    IPC 502 Innovation and Technology* 3
    IPC 511 Graduate Research* 3
    IPC 512 Health Care Policy and Finance* 3
    IPC 550  INTEGRATING EXPERIENCE I  
    NUR 612 Advanced Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology I 3
    NUR 613 Advanced Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology II 3
    NHE 531 Curriculum Design 3
    NHE 532 Educational Assessment 3
    NHE 611 Teaching Strategies 3
    IPC 601 Role Development and Leadership* 3
    NUR 630 Applied Practice in Nursing Education 3
    IPC 650 INTEGRATING EXPERIENCE II    
      TOTAL CREDITS    33 

    *Interprofessional Core Courses



    Accreditation Review

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will be conducting an on-site accreditation visit for the Master of Science in Nursing programs from Monday, January 23, to Wednesday, January 25. The MSN programs, as well as CCNE, welcome third-party comments about the program from students, faculty and other constituents. All written and signed comments will be accepted by CCNE until Monday, January 2. All comments should be directed to ThirdPartyComments@aacn.nche.edu or:

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    Attn: Third-Party Comments
    1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
    Washington, DC 20036

    For questions or more information, please feel free to contact Rita Wise, Program Chair, at (717) 947-6198.