MSN: Nursing Education (Online)

Make a difference in the next generation of nurses with an online MSN: Nursing Education degree. As an experienced clinician and instructor, you can play a role in ensuring the quality of nursing education and future patient care.

Why Study Nursing Education at Rivier?

There is a critical need for nursing educators in the United States. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), a 2018 survey of 871 nursing schools in the country revealed 1,715 faculty vacancies. In the same year, U.S. nursing schools turned away 75,029 qualified applicants, with faculty shortages cited as a major reason.

Offered online and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), this program provides quality education in a flexible, convenient format that can be designed around your professional and personal schedules.

Flexible Format

Multiple term starts and competitive tuition rates are all designed to help you start, and finish, faster.

  • Next Start Date: March 13, 2020
  • Est. Program Length: 2 years
  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

Explore Other Tracks

There are three other tracks offered in the Master of Science in Nursing program.

Commitment to Quality

Rivier University’s ASN, BSN, MSN, Post Master’s Certificates and DNP programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

Dr. Tracy Hardy, DNP, APRN-BC, was honored with the 2016 Presidents' Good Steward Award by Campus Compact for NH in recognition of her service contributions to state communities and her efforts to advance public service on the Rivier campus. Dr. Hardy, Assistant Professor of Nursing, serves as the community health screenings coordinator for Rivier’s graduate nursing programs. She leads health screenings at local schools and non-profit organizations and coordinates Rivier faculty and students to staff grant-funded clinics at St. Joseph Hospital.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

Graduates of Rivier’s Nursing Education program are prepared to assume roles as nursing educators in a variety of settings, including colleges and universities, hospitals, community health agencies, and other practice settings.


  • College professors
  • Clinical nursing instructors
  • Nursing program directors
  • Medical-surgical instructors

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Degree Requirements

Graduates of this MSN program are well-positioned for a rewarding career as nursing educators in academic and clinical practice settings.

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Prepare to advance your career with an MSN: Nursing Education degree from Rivier.