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Program:
Master
College(s):
College of Nursing
Department(s):
Nursing

Track Description

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs build upon the student’s baccalaureate nursing education and professional experience. The Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Nurse Educator track is delivered fully online. It prepares nurse educators for teaching positions in colleges and universities, as well as practice settings.

Program Objectives

The program prepares students to:

  • Analyze social, economic, ethical, cultural, legal, and political issues influencing nursing practice and health care in a global context.
  • Develop and implement leadership, management, and teaching strategies for the improvement of health and health care quality and safety. 
  • Develop practice models of evidence-based nursing practice incorporating nursing research.
  • Influence health and public policy in collaboration with other disciplines to improve systems of care and health of communities.
  • Participate in research and disseminate research findings through presentation and publication. 
  • Synthesize advanced knowledge from the sciences, humanities, and theory to support advanced nursing practice.
  • Plan, evaluate and implement the delivery of health care using critical thinking skill in an advanced nursing role.

In addition to the MSN for students holding a baccalaureate nursing degree, the College of Nursing also offers admission to its master degree programs in nursing to Registered Nurses who have bachelor degrees in fields other than nursing. These students will need to take 9 credits of undergraduate upper-division coursework that is prerequisite for graduate study in nursing. Please contact gradnurse@ucf.edu for more information on this option.

The goal of the Master of Science in Nursing program is to prepare advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, and nursing leaders and managers to assume leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates of these programs are eligible to sit for national certification examinations in their respective specialties.

This program MSN – Nurse Educator has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit https://nursing.ucf.edu/academics/masters-degrees/online-ned/#faqs

Please note: Nursing (MSN)-Nurse Educator may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

Tuition and Fees

UCF is ranked as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

$369.65 per credit hour

The approximate tuition cost for one year in this program at UCF based on a full time schedule (30 credit hours per year)

UCF is ranked as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

$1,194.05 per credit hour

The approximate tuition cost for one year in this program at UCF based on a full time schedule (30 credit hours per year)


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