Master of Science in Nursing

Become a Nurse Educator

We help nurses become skilled nurse educators.

The Master of Science in Nursing program at Utah Valley University prepares post-baccalaureate nursing students for advanced practice roles as nurse educators in academic settings and/or as clinical nurse educators in healthcare institutions.

The program focuses on theoretical foundations of nursing education and leadership; tests and measurements of outcomes; curriculum development, implementation and evaluation; and academic and clinical teaching. Courses provide skills and strategies needed for facilitation of learning in a variety of settings.

Applications are now being accepted for the online program. The application process will remain open until the program is full.

Contact the MSN Office today to schedule an appointment or speak with the Graduate Program Coordinator to receive answers for your questions and get details about the application process.


Program

The on-line program provides courses in leadership development, nursing informatics, nursing theory, nursing research, nursing in health systems and policy, roles and collaboration in nursing education, curriculum design and development, teaching nursing in the classroom setting, evaluation of learning outcomes, teaching nursing in the clinical setting, synthesis of teaching practice, and concludes with a project or thesis.

Upon completion of the MSN program, the student should be able to:

  • Function as a leader in the professional healthcare team.
  • Function as a change agent at the point of care and within the healthcare system.
  • Develop and implement programs to achieve educational outcomes based on learners' needs.
  • Evaluate evidence and utilize valid evidence to:
    • Understand reliability and validity of research and publications, and
    • Be discriminating and discerning regarding the quality of literature and research.
  • Gather, evaluate, and utilize evidence for the improvement of patient outcomes.
  • Facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of health policy and healthcare delivery.
  • Create a product that advances the science of nursing at the point of care in healthcare delivery, nursing education, or safety and quality practices.

Courses

SEMESTER 1

NURS 6000

Leadership Development

2

NURS 6050

Nursing Informatics

2

NURS 6200

Advanced Nursing Theory

2

NURS 6250

Advanced Nursing Research

3

Total semester credits:

9

SEMESTER 2

NURS 6300

Advanced Nursing in Health Systems and Policy

2

NURS 6350

Advanced Nursing Patho/Pharm

3

NURS 6600

Teaching Nursing in the Classroom Settings

2

NURS 6605

Teaching Nursing in the Classroom Settings Practicum

2

NURS 699R

Thesis/Project

0-1

Total semester credits:

9-10

SEMESTER 3

NURS 6500

Curriculum Design and Development

3

NURS 6650

Teaching Nursing In the Clinical Settings

2

NURS 6655

Teaching Nursing in the Clinical Settings Practicum

2

NURS 699R

Thesis/Project

1

Total semester credits:

8

SEMESTER 4

NURS 6700

Evaluation of Learning Outcomes

3

NURS 6450

Advanced Nursing Assessment

3

NURS 6795

Synthesis of Teaching Practice Practicum

1

NURS 699R

Project/Thesis

1-4

Total semester credits:

8-10

Total Program Credits: 34-38


Application Process

To apply for the online MSN program, please go to Graduate Studies and click on Apply in the Master of Science in Nursing program box to fill out the application.

 

Acceptance into the MSN program will be based on information from the following:

  1. Application for admission to the MSN program. (Grading Rubric for Essay Question)
  2. Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by a recognized nursing accrediting agency.
  3. Current licensure as an RN in Utah or eligible for RN licensure in Utah.
  4. Completion of an undergraduate course in statistics to include descriptive and inferential statistics.
  5. Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher or GPA of 3.2 or higher in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework.
  6. Three professional letters of recommendation. (Letter Requirements)

Utah Valley University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, citizenship, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

The information provided is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s disclosure requirements for programs eligible for Title IV financial aid as programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation as required in 34 CFR6668.6(b).

Contact Us

For additional questions, contact the MSN Office by calling (801) 863-8195, or by email at msnurseinfo@uvu.edu.