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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.

  • 6 thesis hours (or 3-6 additional project hours) are required for program 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?

$471.94 per credit hour*

*Based on 2019-2020 tuition rates and are subject to change.


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

Candidates for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program at Wichita State University should possess a bachelor's degree with a major in nursing from a nationally accredited (NLN or CCNE) school. RN applicants with a degree in another discipline will be considered and counseled on an individual basis.

  • Cumulative gradepoint average of 3.00 or higher. Students with lower GPA may submit the MSN Admission Exception Portfolio for consideration by the School of Nursing.
  • Current Registered Nurse Licensure, in the state for which they practice.
  • Proof of professional liability insurance coverage.
  • Current background check.
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. 


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