MS in Nursing with Emphasis in Nurse Educator

The Nurse Educator MS(N) Program curriculum prepares nurses to:

  • Implement emerging teaching strategies
  • Create innovative curriculum
  • Integrate evidence-based practice
  • Gain basic advanced practice nursing skills

For more information about the emphasis in Nursing Education please visit our website.

Degree Requirements

All students pursing the MS(N) degree must complete a minimum of 33 to 41 credit hours of graduate coursework. Credit hours vary depending upon the student’s area of study. Previous graduate level coursework from another institution may be accepted toward the degree depending upon transcript review. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 in order to graduate. The MS(N) Educator curriculum provides core master’s coursework in combination with leadership specialty courses. Educator specialty courses focus on advanced knowledge in teaching strategies and curriculum development as well as advanced knowledge in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and advanced health assessment.

Core MS(N) Courses
NURSE 7110Advanced Nursing Roles and Professional Communication3
NURSE 7160Scientific Foundations for Health Sciences4
NURSE 8170Public Health, Sociocultural Issues, and Health Policy3
NURSE 8910Translational Evidence-Based Nursing Practice3
NURSE 8990Practice Inquiry1
Specialty MS(N) Nurse Educator
NURSE 7120Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology3
NURSE 7130Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics3
NURSE 7140Advanced Health Assessment and Promotion3.5
NURSE 8720Symptom Management in Acute and Chronic Illness3-5
NURSE 8854Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Healthcare3
NURSE 8864Curriculum Development in Nursing3
NURSE 8874Evaluation Strategies in Nursing and Healthcare3
NURSE 8950Teaching Nursing Practicum4

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Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans of study can be found on the Sinclair School of Nursing MSN webpage.


Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the Master of Science program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility, and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you have applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

Application Deadlines: After the application deadline, submitted materials will be reviewed. Applicants will receive notification of their acceptance decision within four weeks. Program application timelines vary by emphasis area. Refer to How to Apply for specific deadlines.

Admission Contact Information
School of Nursing
Columbia, MO 65211
573- 882-0200

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