Master of Science in Nursing 

The Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Educator program at Charleston Southern University is a online faith-based graduate nursing program that prepares nurses to serve in the faculty/nurse educator roles within the health care setting. The curriculum prepares graduates to develop and evaluate curriculum and to effectively implement innovative teaching strategies using multiple learning formats while emphasizing the spiritual, ethical, and moral dimensions of the art of nursing. The MSN degree in Nursing Education prepares nurses to teach at a faculty level in nursing programs as well as to accept educator positions within hospital and clinic settings.

A.D.N. - M.S.N. (51 credit hours) 19 month cohort beginning in May

B.S.N. - M.S.N. (39 credit hours) 16 month cohort beginning in August


Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, the graduate will be able to:

1) Synthesize research from education, nursing, the humanities and the sciences.

2) Evaluate a broad range of change, leadership, teaching and management strategies for influencing health policy, improving nursing practice and health care systems.

3) Analyze the ethical, legal, financial, social, political and spiritual issues impacting diverse client populations, health care, nursing practice and education, with an emphasis on identifying and implementing strategies for enhancement or resolution.

4) Synthesize theoretical foundations for nursing, education, and health sciences.

5) Apply knowledge, concepts, strategies, and evidence-based research findings to promote health, prevent disease, enhance the quality of health care and improve the environment in which health care is provided.

6) Synthesize knowledge from nursing science, learning theory and information technology to facilitate the application and practice of teaching in the classroom, clinical and community arenas.

7) Function effectively in the role of nurse educator by working collaboratively within an academic, institutional or community setting to establish a climate that fosters the development of learners and facilitates a commitment to excellence in nursing education and lifelong learning.

8) Develop and implement educational curriculum and teaching-learning activities based on theories, knowledge, and principles of learning and pedagogy and andragogy

9) Engage in formative and summative evaluation of teaching-learning and use results of evaluation to revise and enhance nursing education.

 Admissions Requirements

  • Application with statement 
  • Official transcripts from every college attended
  • GRE or MAT scores - required if undergraduate GPA is below 3.5
  • Resume
  • Copy of active, unrestricted nursing license
  • Three signed letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale), cumulative

*Please note that all potential A.D.N. - M.S.N. applicants must have taken an undergraduate level statistics course within the past 10 years to be considered. Students whose statistics course is older than 10 years may be given the option to test out.

 The MSN degree program is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges  (SACSCOC) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

For more information about the admissions process, documents needed/received, or your application status, please contact:

Jordan Katie Stauffer
Graduate Enrollment Counselor
Phone: 843-863-5501
Fax: 843-863-7070

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