Nurse Educators play a pivotal role in strengthening the nursing workforce, serving as role models and providing the leadership needed to implement evidence-based nursing practice. Nurse Educators are responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating and revising academic and continuing education programs for nurses. Nurse Educators are critical players in assuring quality educational experiences, preparing the nursing workforce for the diverse, ever-changing health care environment. They are the leaders who document the outcomes of educational programs and guide students through the learning process. Steady job growth is expected in health care for the next several years, and Nurse Educators are in demand.
The MSN - Nursing Education Program is designed for you if you:
Do you have a non-Nursing Bachelor's Degree?
Curry College offers a Pathway to MSN for Registered Nurses with a non-Nursing Bachelor's Degree.
Curry College School of Nursing MSN program received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to fund the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) for the 2020-2021 academic year. The purpose of the NFLP is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty in the workforce by providing loans to students committed to completing the MSN Nursing Education Concentration course of study and becoming full-time nurse faculty, post-graduation. After graduation, recipients may cancel up to 85% of the NFLP loan amount over a consecutive four year period, while completing a service obligation as a full-time nurse educator at an accredited school of nursing. Loan funding is limited.
The 35-credit program is comprised of the following 12 courses:
|MSN 6200||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|MSN 6000||Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning||3|
|MSN 6600||Informatics and Health Management Systems||3|
|MSN 6300||Nursing Science and Evidence-based Practice||3|
|MSN 6500||Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|MSN 6040||Advanced Evidence-Based Research and
|MSN 6460||Curriculum Theory, Design, Frameworks,
and Development and Evaluation
|MSN 6760||Teaching Strategies and Evaluation Methods||3|
|MSN 6450||Health Policy, Systems and Financing||3|
|MSN 7982||Capstone Seminar||2|
|MSN 7863||Practicum in Nursing Education - 130 hours||3|
Courses are offered in a hybrid format combining in-class and online learning activities.
What is Cohort Study?
As a student in the Curry College MSN Program, you will be part of a cohort group. That means that the same students will be in all of your classes for the entire program, start to finish. Cohort group learning has proven to be very effective for adult learners because it creates a community of professionals who can study together, provide support, discuss common on-the-job problems, and offer networking opportunities.
Choose the schedule that fits your needs:
Milton: 15-wk schedule; taking 2-3 classes one day a week (full day); 2 year completion with summers off
Plymouth: 8-wk schedule, taking 1 classes at a time 5:30-8:30pm ; 3 year completion with summers off
All classes are delivered in a hybrid model -- blending in-classroom lectures with online learning.
A PDF file of the course descriptions can be opened or downloaded from the link below:
Michelle McMahon, MSN Program Director, Professor
Katherine-Marie Conover, Assistant Professor
Donna Dello-Iacono, Senior Lecturer
Susan R. James, Professor Emeritus
Elizabeth C. Kudzma, Professor Emeritus
Bertha Lee, Assistant Professor
Maureen L. Murphy, Professor
Susan Natale, Associate Professor
Linda M. Tenofsky, Professor
Coleen Toronto, Associate Professor
Curry College's MSN - Nursing Education degree is designed to prepare individuals for the Nurse Educator role in Academic or Staff Development settings. It reflects the Nurse Educator competencies developed by national organizations. The curriculum integrates core master's level concepts and education-focused courses (evidence-based teaching and learning principles, teaching strategies, evaluation, etc.). Students will strengthen their nursing body of knowledge through advanced clinically-focused courses. They will learn not only what to teach, but how adult learners learn. As a result, graduates of MSN - Nursing Education are well-prepared to assume faculty or Clinical Instructor positions in Schools of Nursing or Staff Development positions in Health Care settings. The program culminates in an intensive individualized practicum course where students gain real-world experience to address the challenges of this critical role.
MSN Program Outcomes:
We're excited you're considering our flexible, convenient, and real-world focused Curry College Master of Science in Nursing program along with our other top notch Nursing Degree paths, and we look forward to helping you reach your career goals.