Without the experience that I received from Robert Morris in the M.S.N. program I feel that I would not have been adequately prepared to perform in my job. Robert Morris was one of the best decisions I have ever made! — Ashlee Shields M.S.N. '10, RN, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
If you already hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing, RMU offers a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) with a concentration in nursing education to prepare you for a career as an educator in health care and academic settings.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and others emphasize the important role of the nurse educator in preparing nurses for practice in today’s complex health care systems. RMU’s online Nursing Education program will provide you with knowledge of the educational process and practical experiences that will prepare you to be an effective educator and leader. The curriculum combines strong interdisciplinary support courses in education and information science with focused nursing courses to develop expertise in teaching and learning methods that incorporate the use of technology.
Convenient online coursework gives you the flexibility you need while providing the same rigor and personal, individualized attention you've come to expect from RMU. And, tuition is among the lowest for programs of its type, at $480/credit hour.
The CCNE-accredited, online Nursing Education degree program, which was designed for nurses by nurses, doesn't make you relearn what you already know. It helps you be something more.
For more information, please contact a Graduate Enrollment Manager
In addition to the nursing shortage, a national shortage of nursing faculty exists. In a recent survey of nursing programs, more than one-third of the schools cited faculty shortages as the reason for turning away qualified students. There is a tremendous need to develop strong nursing educators to resolve this faculty shortage and to provide educational programs in hospitals and communities. This rewarding and exciting career provides the opportunity to shape the future of nursing.
|Information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers:|
|By type of employer Average Salary||By job function Average Salary|
|Educational Services||$45,000||Medical Technology||$39,540|
|Healthcare Services (Nonprofit)||$53,861||Registered Nurse||$46,771|
|Healthcare Services (Profit)||$48,694||Other Health Related||$53,667|
|2009 RMU Survey Salary||BSN||Range$30,000 - $45,000||Mean $40,000|
|MSN||Range$45,000 - $70,000||Mean $59,500|
The M.S.N. in Nursing Education will provide you with the knowledge of the educational process and practical experiences that will prepare you to be an effective educator and leaders. The curriculum combines strong interdisciplinary support courses in education and information science with focused nursing courses to develop expertise in teaching and presentation methods that incorporate the use of technology. Students may apply for an August/fall start or a January/spring start.
Required courses (37 credits):
HSAM 6120 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare
INFS 6440 - Healthcare Informatics
NURS 8050 - Applied Statistics
NURS 6200 - Research
EDUC 6010 - Theory of Learning
EDUC 6060 - Curriculum Design & Assessment
NURS 7015 - Advanced Physical Assessment & Pathophysiology
NURS 7020 - Clinical Focus Seminar & Practicum
NURS 7010 - Pharmacology for Nurse Educators (1 credit)
NURS 7080 - Clinical Teaching Practicum
NURS 7060 - Classroom Teaching Practicum
NURS 7040 - Health Policy & Economics
EDUC 6030 - Intro Theory/Practice Online Education
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