MSN Nursing Education

The Master of Science in Nursing Education program is designed to enhance your clinical expertise with skills in teaching and learning strategies. This program prepares you to assume faculty or clinical instructor positions in schools of nursing or staff development positions in healthcare institutions.

The curriculum integrates core master’s-level concepts, advanced clinical foundations (i.e., assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology) and education-focused courses (principles of teaching, assessment/evaluation, curriculum development, etc.). Graduates meet the educational criteria for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certification for Nurse Educators.

Offered in an asynchronous online, 8-week course format, the nursing courses are designed to respond to the unique needs of adult learners who have current nursing practice experience.

MSN Scholarships Available

Students new to the college’s MSN program enrolled by Fall 2020 will receive a $1,350 scholarship toward their first course, and a $825 scholarship toward their second course. All courses after will be the normal rate of $575 per credit for D-HH employees and Colby-Sawyer alumni, and $600 for all other applicants.

Nursing Education Curriculum
GNUR 514* 1cr Advanced Role Development in Nursing*
GNUR 512 3cr Health Care Systems, Policy & Leadership
GNUR 510 3cr Evidence-Based Practice & Applied Nursing Research
GNUR 502 3cr Advanced Pathophysiology
GNUR 513 3cr Population Health
GNUR 501 3cr Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning for the Advanced Practitioner (2/1)
GNUR 503 3cr Advanced Pharmacology
GNUR 504 3cr Clinical Quality Improvement I
GNUR 515 3cr Theoretical Basis of Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education
GNUR 525 3cr Role of Nurse Educator and Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
GNUR 535 3cr Assessment and Evaluation Strategies in Nursing Education
GNUR 587 6cr Nursing Education Capstone
*taken only once
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Powerful Partners

The relationship between Colby-Sawyer and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health dates back to 1981 when the college first began preparing nurses at the Bachelor of Science level. Since then, Colby-Sawyer students have benefited from nursing clinical placements, internships, and various other experiential learning opportunities within the state's largest health system and only academic medical center and Level I trauma center.

Today, with help from generous financial support from D-HH and instruction from career healthcare professionals, Colby-Sawyer is proud to offer a Master of Science in Nursing program to further advance the careers of healthcare workers.