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Connect to Your Future in Nursing

You'll teach the next generation of nursing students.

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, America is currently faced with a deficit of qualified educators to keep classes full and the future of nursing moving forward.

Expand your career in this fast growing field with a master's degree in nursing from Wichita State University.

Become a highly trained nursing educator

The online MSN in Nursing Education program at Wichita State will prepare you for the next phase of your career as a nursing educator.

This fully online Nursing Education master's degree program will prepare you in:

• Curriculum Design
• Evaluation Methods
• Evidence-based Teaching/Learning Methodologies
• Critical Analysis of Current Research and Trends in Nursing Education
• Patient and Staff Education
• Continuing Nursing Education

About the Program

37 credit hours are required for degree completion.

The program is individualized to meet the needs and professional goals of each student. The curriculum has been developed to accommodate part-time study (8 or fewer credit hours), as well as full-time study (9–12 credit hours).

How much will it cost?
Wichita State Online students pay in-state tuition regardless of where they live. The cost of tuition varies depending on degree, credits, and courses. Visit the tuition page for more information.

This program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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What careers could I advance to?

The 100% online Master of Science in Nursing, with emphasis in Nursing Education will put you on a path to an in-demand and important career as a nursing educator in a school or healthcare facility.

Application and Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
  1. A bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing from a nationally accredited (NLN or CCNE) school;
  2. Admission to the Graduate School at Wichita State University;
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or higher in the following area: the last 60 hours of nursing undergraduate coursework;
  4. School of Nursing approval;
  5. Coverage by professional and general liability insurance, in effect during practicums, in the minimum amount of $1/3 million individual/aggregate for each, to be renewed annually;
  6. One year of nursing practice following professional licensure is highly recommended but not required;
  7. Computer literacy and electronic database literature searching skills;
  8. A background check is required. The School of Nursing can provide details for obtaining the background check;
  9. Evidence of meeting the technical standards as identified by the School of Nursing graduate program;
  10. Evidence of registered nurse licensure in the state for which they practice. WSU is accepting applications from anyone living in the state of Kansas, and the number of states from which WSU is authorized to admit is rapidly increasing. Check with WSU's Office of Online and Adult Learning State Authorization page to see if WSU is approved to provide distance education in a specific state;
  11. One application must be submitted to the Graduate School. The application must be submitted by May 1 (fall admission only).


Application Materials

Candidates must pay the application fee and submit items listed below on the Graduate School Application Portal:

  • Official transcripts of all college coursework.
  • Applicant's letter of intent, clearly stating personal objectives and career goals.
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Deadline

Application deadline is May 1.

This program starts once per year, in August.