request information


MSN - RN-to-MSN - Nursing Education (CCNE-accredited)

Professional RNs seeking to obtain a master's degree and prepare for a career in academics might consider Capella University's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in RN-to-MSN Nursing Education program. Get more details about this online MSN specialization program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in RN-to-MSN Nursing Education

School Offering Program:

Capella University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Current RN licensure is required to those seeking to enroll in this fast-track RN-to-MSN program. A desire to work in areas of nursing training or instruction and strong communication and organizational skills are important. Applicants to Capella University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

In the Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in RN-to-MSN Nursing Education at Capella University, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), students could expect to learn teaching, curriculum development, and even technological strategies. Topics likely to be addressed in specialization classes include classroom management methods, curriculum design and evaluation, learning management systems and technological integration in nursing education, and student assessment practices. Health promotion and disease prevention, nursing research ethics, and nursing leadership practices in areas of health care policies, regulations, and performance improvements are among the topics addressed in bridge courses. Students complete field work at a clinical site and produce an electronic portfolio in the program's capstone and practicum.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

66 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Capella University's financial aid office for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. Complete the form to the right to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

Still Have Questions?

Complete this form to request more info and get your answers and advice.

Required Courses for a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in RN-to-MSN Nursing Education:

Of the 66 credits required to obtain this MSN degree, 12 are taken in bridge courses and 34 in core courses. The remaining 20 credits are earned in specialization classes. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Capella University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Bridge Courses (12 credits)

  • Health Assessment and Promotion for Disease Prevention in Population-Focused Health
  • Introduction to Nursing Research, Ethics, and Technology
  • Leadership for Nursing Practice

Core Courses (34 credits)

  • Communication, Collaboration, and Case Analysis for Master's Learners
  • Health Care Law and Policy
  • Economics and Decision Making in Health Care
  • Evidence-Based Practice for Patient-Centered Care and Population Health
  • Quality Improvement of Interprofessional Care
  • Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice 1
  • Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
  • MSN Practicum and Capstone

RN-to-MSN Nursing Education Specialization Courses (20 credits)

  • The Nurse Educator Role
  • Teaching and Active Learning Strategies
  • Curriculum Design, Development, and Evaluation
  • Integrating Technology into Nursing Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Completion of the Master of Science in Nursing - RN-to-MSN Nursing Education program could lead graduates to pursue a doctorate. Ordinarily, a doctoral degree would be required for some higher level administrative or teaching positions in colleges or universities. Directorial positions in clinical training or research could also require a doctorate in some cases.

Doctoral degrees graduates might be prepared to pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Health Administration
  • PhD in Education - Nursing Education

Career Paths:

Once they have earned the MS degree in Nursing - RN-to-MSN Nursing Education, graduates could apply their instructional skills in college-level nursing classes or clinical training programs. They might seek work in hospitals, clinics, long- or short-term care facilities, home health care agencies, or the nursing departments of public or private colleges or universities.

Possible job titles for graduates include:

  • Nurse educator
  • Nursing instructor
  • Clinical nurse educator
  • Full-time or adjunct nursing faculty

Get your customized answers

Complete the form below to get program details, start dates, tuition, financial aid information, and much more!