Nursing Education (M.S.N.) - Now Online: Robert Morris University Nursing Education (M.S.N.) - Now Online | Robert Morris University


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

SuperScholar, an online education and career information website, selected Robert Morris University for its first annual “Smart Choice” ranking of the top 25 schools for online nursing degrees.

More about the School of Nursing and Health Sciences


  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university*
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25
  • Current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse
  • At least one year of work experience as a registered nurse, and preferred currently working as a RN
  • Successful completion of a professional phone interview with the Program Director
* Applicants not meeting the required GPA will still be considered for admission based upon submission of a supplemental essay.  Please complete the supplemental essay form, and submit it to your 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
Government (Federal) $50,600 Military $50,467
Healthcare Services (Nonprofit) $53,861 Registered Nurse $46,771
Healthcare Services (Profit) $48,694 Other Health Related $53,667
Hospitals $45,151    
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

The career outlook for nurses has never been better. With a nationwide nursing shortage and an aging population, qualified nurses have their choice of well-paying jobs. There are currently over 100,000 vacant nursing positions in the U.S., and that number is predicted to grow.
The School of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty is committed to providing opportunities for you to be fully engaged in your nursing program. Our high quality, practicing faculty members are acutely aware of the current healthcare environment and can provide expert guidance in navigating through the changing milieu of best practice for patients.
In an effort to help students meet their education expenses, Robert Morris University offers the following tuition payment options. On the posted due date, payments are accepted until 5 p.m. in the Student Support Center. Payments may be made via ePay after the deadline.

Payment Options

Payment Methods

Robert Morris University accepts tuition payments by cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). Tuition payments may be made to the Office of Student Financial Services by mail, phone (412-397-6260), or online via the RMU website at Students should log in to Sentry Secured Services and go to Financial Status in eServices to use the ePay - PayNow option. ePay is available 24 hours a day to process credit card or check payments.



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