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MSN Nursing Education Program

At The University of New Mexico College of Nursing, we educate the nurse educators for New Mexico and beyond. Those who have a passion for teaching and addressing the educational needs of nurses. Thus addresses health and health equity of the state.

Our online program is designed for the working nurse. Study anytime, anywhere. Eight week courses allow you to stay goal oriented.

We are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). As a student, you will be educated to the highest standards of quality and integrity.

Your Education

  • 8-week courses, for 2 years
  • Part-time studies
  • 34 credits in total, 24 clinical hours (fieldwork)
  • Courses are delivered online
  • Fieldwork placement may be coordinated in the student's hometown, as negotiated with faculty.
  • When you complete this program, you will earn a Master of Science in Nursing.
  • Graduates will be eligible to take the certification exam to become certified as a nurse educator (CNE) through the National League for Nursing

Explore the Curriculum

  • 100% Online
  • 2 Years to Graduation
  • 8 Week Courses (1 week break)

Minimum Requirements to Apply.

A BSN degree from an accredited college or university. Options available for RNs with a BS or BA.

3.0 GPA

Current RN license

No GRE or GMAT required

For the full list admissions criteria and application
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Support for Your Education

The majority of our students received some form of financial aid – scholarship, grant, loan, work study or teaching assistant position.

We also offer more than $270,000 in UNM College of Nursing scholarships. Individual scholarship amounts range from $200-$4,000 annually.

Admissions, Tuition & Financial Aid

You Will Be Prepared.

Completing the Nursing Education Program prepares you to:

  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills and decision-making in the educational environment.
  • Demonstrate effective communication in intraprofessional and interprofessional teamwork and collaboration.
  • Analyze and apply biophysical and psychosocial concepts of health and illness to educational environments and practice settings.
  • Apply key concepts from advanced pharmacology, pathophysiology and physical assessment to nurse educator roles and practice.
  • Develop, analyze and evaluate nursing curricula, teaching strategies, assessment and evaluation methods, and program outcomes.
  • Critically utilize research findings that have relevance for intervening with patients and families and that are the basis for education of nursing students.
  • Integrate the use of information systems and communication technologies, resources and learning principles in the education of students, clients and/or other health care team members.
  • Synthesize and apply the core competencies of the AACN (American College of Nursing) and the NLN (National League for Nursing) in different educator roles related to a variety of educational environments.

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College of Nursing
Building Number 228
Suite 255
1 University of New Mexico

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