MSN: Nursing Education (Online)

  • MSN
  • Graduate
  • Online
  • Nursing & Health Professions

Make a difference in the next generation of nurses with an online MSN in 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.

Program Details

  • Next Start Date: January 18, 2022
  • Est. Program Length: 2 years
  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Course Length: 14 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit: Nursing Courses $660 / Clinical Courses $1,030

Why Pursue an MSN Nursing Education Degree 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. Rivier’s MSN in Nursing Education prepares you to educate the next generation of nurses.

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

Explore Other MSN Tracks

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

Rivier Ranked Nationally Among Top 100 Nursing Schools in U.S.

Nursing Schools Almanac 2020 has recognized Rivier’s exceptional nursing education, ranking the University as a top nursing school nationally and regionally. Rivier earned the #1 rank for private nursing schools in NH!

Licensure and Accreditation

Rivier University is unable to accept students from some states due to the post-secondary higher-education requirements. There are also some restrictions for programs that lead to professional licensure due to the various requirements of individual state boards of nursing. See State Guide.

For further information on Professional Nursing Licensure at the state level, please use the following contact list (also available on the NC-SARA website).

Commitment to Quality

Rivier’s ASN, BSN, MSN, Post Master’s Certificates, and DNP programs located in Nashua, NH are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the master’s nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

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 MSN in Nursing Education Degree Take You?

Graduates of Rivier’s MSN in 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.

Careers for MSN in Nursing Education Degree Holders

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

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How to Apply

Learn about online graduate nursing program criteria, how the admissions process works, and what you will need to apply.

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Completing Rivier’s online MSN Nursing Education program can help you realize personal and professional goals. Ready to take the next step? Prepare to advance your career with an MSN: Nursing Education degree from Rivier.