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Master of Science in Nursing > Education Track

MSN Education Track

As the acuity level of the patient in the hospital continues to increase, professional nurses in leadership roles are being encouraged to establish avenues to enhance the knowledge of the nursing support staff and provide avenues of nursing care in promoting the optimum wellness of the patient For this reason, Union University offers a 16-month graduate nursing education curriculum for professional nurses to gain the valuable knowledge of serving as an educator in a variety of settings, including staff development, patient education, and in schools and colleges.

Are You Eligible? Admission Criteria

  • Proof of unencumbered RN license at the time of application deadline
  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from an accredited program or with a previously earned Bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing. Applicant must complete or show evidence of completion of the following courses if their degree is in a field other than nursing:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I and 2 - 8 hours
    • Microbiology - 3 or 4 hours
    • Pathophysiology - 3 hours
    • Any undergraduate statistics course - 3 hours
  • Last 60 hours GPA of 3.0
  • Cumulative science GPA (Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, statistics) of 3.0 on 4.0 scale preferred
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, an international application must be completed and submitted with the graduate supplemental application.
    • All international transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited evaluating agency found at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services' website: www.naces.org

2014-2015 Tuition Rates

Program Offerings and Deadlines

  • This program is provided as an online educational track through E-Campus.
  • Admits once per year - Fall Semester start only. Priority Application Deadline - March 1st. Fall Cohort begins in August each year.

Full-Time Curriculum Model

Fall I

NUR 515 Advanced Nursing Statistics for the Health Sciences 3
NUR 544 Advanced Health Assessment 3
BIO 500 Advanced Pathophysiology 2
NUR 507 Curriculum Design 3
    11

Spring I

NUR 526 Theory and Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NUR 533 Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 622 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NUR 537 Nursing Education Practicum (60 clinical hours) 2
NUR 517 Educational Strategies in Advanced Nursing Practice 3
    13

Summer I

NUR 538 Clinical Strategies for Nurse Educators (160 clinical hours) 3
NUR 523 Clinical Prevention and Population Health 2
NUR 516 Informatics and Healthcare 3
    8

Fall II

NUR 607 Educational Assessment and Evaluation Processes 3
NUR 642 Nursing Education Residency (160 clinical hours) 2
NUR 545 Health Systems and Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NUR 559 Role Development and Collaborative Strategies in Advanced Nursing Practice 2
    9

Total Credit Hours: 41

Total Clinical Hours: 380

Part-Time Curriculum Model

Fall I

NUR 515 Advanced Nursing Statistics for the Health Sciences 3
NUR 544 Advanced Health Assessment 3
BIO 500 Advanced Pathophysiology 2
    8

Spring I

NUR 526 Theory and Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NUR 533 Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 622 Advanced Pharmacology 3
    8

Summer I

NUR 523 Clinical Prevention and Population Health 2
NUR 516 Informatics and Healthcare 3
    5

Fall II

NUR 507 Curriculum Design 3
NUR 545 Health Systems and Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NUR 559 Role Development and Collaborative Strategies in Advanced Nursing Practice 2
    7

Spring II

NUR 537 Nursing Education Practicum (60 clinical hours) 2
NUR 517 Educational Strategies in Advanced Nursing Practice 3
    5

Summer II

NUR 538 Clinical Strategies for Nurse Educators (160 clinical hours) 3
    3

Fall III

NUR 607 Educational Assessment and Evaluation Process 3
NUR 642 Nursing Education Residency (160 clinical hours) 2
    5

Total Credit Hours: 41

Total Clinical Hours: 380

Contact Information

Graduate Admissions Checklist

  1. Application: All non-traditional nursing students must complete the Union University School of Nursing's applications only. You are not required to apply to the university separately. NursingCAS AND Supplemental Application Packet (.pdf)
  2. Personal Statement: Complete the personal statement found on NursingCAS. Please provide a statement of professional goals. Topics to be included are:
    • Your reasons for seeking a clinical doctorate
    • Your plans to use this degree to transform your practice and the profession of nursing
    • A problem statement reflective of an issue in your practice you have identified as an opportunity for a practice inquiry project
    • How you have prepared for success in this program
  3. Application Fee: The application fee is $50 and is non-refundable. You have the option to pay online by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order with your paper application. The NursingCAS application fee is $65 and is non-refundable. You have the option to pay online via the NursingCAS website.
  4. Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be submitted directly through NursingCAS. Please do not send transcripts for non-traditional nursing programs to Undergraduate Admissions. Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from previous academic institutions attended. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be sent to:
    • NursingCAS
      P.O. Box 9201
      Watertown, MA 02471
  5. Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of professional/academic reference specifying the applicant's capabilities for graduate study to include one letter of reference from the current supervisor. Letter of Recommendation forms are a part of the NuringCAS application.
  6. Provide proof of BSN degree completion, if applicable.
  7. Provide proof of current RN Licensure.
  8. Provide proof of Undergraduate Statistics.
  9. Submission of a Curriculum Vitae.
  10. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. All application documents must be received prior to the application deadlines. Incomplete applications will be considered ineligible for admission.


*Please allow 2-4 weeks after application packet has been submitted to be received in the Office of Admissions and up to 2 weeks to process application. Applicant will be notified by email when application has been processed.

*Upon acceptance into the program, the following items must be completed:

  • Current CPR Health Care Provider Certification
  • Immunization Records
  • Clear urine drug screen
  • Clear criminal background check
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