School of Nursing
Waters College of Health Professions

Master of Science in Nursing-Nursing Education

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The Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education is designed to prepare individuals for a nurse educator role including knowledge of curriculum design and development, teaching methodologies, educational needs assessment, and learner-centered theories and methods. Students gain an advanced understanding of the nursing discipline, nursing practice, and the added pedagogical skills. Contemporary educational approaches include developing pedagogies for teaching in traditional, hybrid, and online formats. The Master’s prepared nurse may teach patients and their families and/or student nurses, staff nurses, and variety of direct-care providers. The program is 36 credit hours including 320 applied clinical hours and is designed to be completed in two academic years. .

Professional License Disclosure

The School of Nursing anticipates that graduates of this program will seek the following professional state licenses or certifications: Certification as an APRN (Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner [depending on which program they completed]) and licensure as an APRN.

For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for APRN license visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (

The School of Nursing has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this online academic program will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for certification as an APRN in Georgia and other states as listed on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing ( 

For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosure include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Accreditation: The (baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program) at Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Last updated: 1/29/2020

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