About the MSN Program
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program at Appalachian State University is an online distance education program with a concentration in nursing education. The program prepares registered nurses for roles as nurse educators in a variety of academic, clinical, and/or staff development environments. Classes emphasize educational creativity, nursing practice, leadership, and research.
The program integrates core master’s-level courses, nursing education courses, clinical practicums and completion of a research project or thesis related to nursing education. The program is guided by elements and frameworks delineated in the The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2011). The program requires 39 hours and can be completed in 24 months of part-time study.
Applications are due on April 1. Completed applications will be reviewed and applicants may be offered early admission decisions. Prospective students should apply through the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies website.
Additional information is also available at App State Online.
Graduates of the MSN program with a concentration in Nursing Education are eligible to take the Certified Nurse Educator exam. More information on this exam can be found at http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/Certification-for-Nurse-Educators
The MSN program at Appalachian State University is accreditated by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Please contact Dr. Beth Fiske, Director of Nursing Graduate Programs, at Fiskeea@appstate.edu for questions regarding admissions.