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The University of Providence’s Master of Science in Nursing Education program prepares graduates to utilize the latest evidence, tools and resources for teaching and learning in a variety of academic and clinical settings. The graduate demonstrates the ability to effectively develop, deliver, and evaluate nursing education now and in the future.  Upon completion of this degree, graduates are eligible for the national Nurse Educator Certification Examination (CNE) through the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program.

Program Format

  • Eight-week online courses for working professionals with short breaks between courses
  • 6 semesters for a total of 24 months
  • Cohort model- students gain a sense of community and individual attention as they progress through the program with the same group of students
  • Face-to-face program orientation prior to the start of the program to set students up for success
  • New cohorts begin in January and August each year

Clinical & Nursing Education Practicums

Important Note: Washington State students who are accepted into this online program must complete their practicum courses (application of content) in Oregon or Montana until the program becomes nationally accredited in spring 2020. This is required by the Washington State Nursing Commission. Students from other states are encouraged to apply and are able to complete practicums in their home state.

How to Apply

  • Program Application: Applicants must complete an online application through 
  • Official Transcripts: Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges leading to the completion of the bachelor’s degree. The transcripts must also verify a completed bachelor’s degree.
  • Personal Essay: Applicants are required to upload a one-page essay.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Résumé: Applicants are required to upload a current CV or résumé.
  • RN License: Applicants are required to upload a copy of their valid/unencumbered RN license.
  • Application Fee: Applicants must pay a $50 application fee.

Full application instructions are located in the Application PacketThe application for Spring (January) 2019 will open August 15, 2018.