Earl and Nancy Hutto
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Nursing Education Online

Meet the high demand to provide nursing education to the next generation of nurses.

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Learn research- and evidence-based practices, advanced technologies and informatics
Earn your MSN in Nursing Education online in as few as 24 months

Nursing Education, MSN Overview

Prepare for a career in an academic, community, hospital or agency environment with the online Master’s in Nursing Education from the University of West Florida. Discover how to use your real-world experience to train other nurses in modern healthcare best practices and provide patient and community healthcare education in our online MSN program. You’ll learn advanced nursing skills in clinical care alongside instructional strategies and curriculum design to help you gain a competitive advantage when you seek high-demand teaching opportunities in nursing.

With a curriculum tailored for working nurses, the program’s asynchronous, online format allows you to fit your coursework into your busy schedule. Dedicated to your success, highly qualified nurse educators will provide you with individualized attention throughout the duration of your program.

Topics of study include:

  • Curriculum development using learning theories, resources, instructional strategies and technology that’s appropriate for all learning styles
  • Developing curriculum that reflects trends in nursing education, modern standards and regulations and conforms to an organization’s mission, vision and values
  • Programmatic assessment, accreditation of nursing education and nurse educator scholarship
  • Examining, diagnosing and managing a patient’s health issues in a quality, safe and cost-effective approach
  • Theoretical and clinical principles for health assessment in advanced nursing practice
  • Disordered physiology and the process of the production of the symptoms and signs of various disease states

Our online MSN in Nursing Education includes three practicum courses in which you will gain practical experience through applying complex theories and concepts in classroom and clinical settings.


The master’s degree in nursing at UWF is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Nurses who want to educate others in a university, hospital or healthcare setting
  • Working RNs who seek better employment opportunities
  • Nurses who look to increase their salary potential

You Will Be Able To:

  • Promote positive health outcomes by encouraging safe and efficient nursing practices within your classroom or organization
  • Implement research- and evidence-based practice, advanced healthcare technologies and informatics
  • Comprehend the role of a nurse educator as a whole in clinical and classroom environments