Master of Nursing

Nurse Educator

Nurse Educator

Students selecting this track are preparing themselves for advanced roles in academic and clinical settings such as schools of nursing, continuing education programs, staff development, clinical education and patient education.*

Students in this track achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Integrate theory, technology and research in evidence-based nursing and teaching practice.
  • Analyze, facilitate and apply teaching practices in various settings.
  • Evaluate teaching processes and outcomes.
  • Design inclusive health-related curricula informed by principles of health equity.

Curriculum and schedule overview

The course schedule is designed to be work-compatible and predictable. Courses meet only five times each quarter with in-person meetings scheduled for every-other Friday. The remaining coursework is online in a supportive and engaging online setting. In-person courses times are between the hours of 8:30 am-4:45 pm. Supplemental programming is offered during the in-person weeks from 5:00-6:30 pm. The curriculum is 51 credit-hours. View the curriculum grids which outline the coursework quarter-by-quarter.  Note: Continuing students access their cohort's curriculum grid in the MN Student Resources Canvas site

Courses Credits
Nurse Educator coursework*  
BNURS 510: Technology and Enhanced-Pedagogy 4
BNURS 511 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education 4
BNURS 512 Evaluation of Academic and Clinical Performance in Nursing and HealthCare 4
BNURS 513 Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning 4
Core coursework  
BNURS 504 Disparity and Social Justice in Healthcare 4
BNURS 506 Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Health Assessment 4
BNURS 509 Ethics and Policy in Advanced Nursing Practice: 4
BNURS 520 Translational Research I 4
BNURS 522 Translational Research II 4
BNURS 525: HealthCare Systems Leadership for Advanced Roles  4
BNURS 590 Introduction to Advanced Fieldwork and Capstone Project 1
BNURS 591 Advanced Fieldwork 6
BNURS 592 Capstone Project 4
Total credit-hours 51 total

The Nurse Educator track is pending UW Graduate School and Nursing Commission approval


Student spotlight

Samantha-Girard.jpgMN graduate, Samantha Girard a nurse educator, utilizes the skills and knowledge she gained from our nurse educator coursework to move into a position that allows her to have an impact on other nurses who are continuing through their own educational journey. Learn more.

Additionally, watch our student videos and read our student stories highlighting how graduates have utilized the skills and knowledge gained from the program to advance their career and contribute to the health of the community. 


Learn more

Monthly info sessions and individual appointments with the graduate adviser are available. Visit the advising web page for contact information and scheduling. 


Nurse educators shaping the minds that save lives in all settings


Updated December 2019