Nursing Education

Inspire others to pursue the field of nursing as a nurse educator. Use your knowledge and skills to lead nursing students into one of the most important professions in health care.

nurse educator smiling in lab coat

Earn a master’s in nursing education degree through Texas Woman's University College of Nursing’s 100% online program. Experienced nursing faculty will teach you how to teach, how to motivate, how to ignite the passion and how to inspire future nurses.

Degreed nurse educators go on to teach at four-year colleges and universities, two-year community colleges, hospital education departments and online programs. Often, nurse educators find the freedom to create their own schedule as well as experience an ever-changing daily routine.

Degree Plan

Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.S.N. (Nursing Education)

Program Contacts

Dr. Elaine Wilson

Application Deadlines

Fall - February 15
Spring - December 1

Admission Requirements

  • Current US RN license (unencumbered)

  • Basic statistics course

  • BS or BSN degree from a nationally-accredited nursing program

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prior graduate coursework

Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. Factors that may be considered in the admission decision are: GPA on any prior graduate course work, scholarly activities, professional leadership, and work history.

For applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in another field (or more than one graduate degree), the grade point average from all previously earned degrees and post-graduate work can be considered in making the admission decision.

Individuals who have a master’s degree in nursing may seek admission to a post-master’s certification program in one of three areas: nurse practitioner, nursing health systems management, or nursing education. 

Applicants who wish to transfer from another nursing program must provide evidence of eligibility to continue in the previous nursing program. Nine semester hours for programs requiring 39-44 semester hours, 12 semester hours for programs requiring 45 or more semester hours, may be transferred, if approved. A grade of B or higher in each course is necessary for semester credit hours to be considered for transfer.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
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Cecilia E. Wilson, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor, Nurse Educator Track Leader 

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