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A nursing class: Pursue the master’s in nursing education online program (MSN) at Regent University, Virginia Beach.

MSN – Nurse Educator

Bring Healing Through Education. Pursue Your MSN in Nursing Education Online.

Are you ready to take your nursing career to the next level? Regent’s Master of Science in Nursing — Nurse Educator program prepares nurses who have already obtained RN licensure and an accredited bachelor’s degree for highly sought roles in clinical and academic education. You’ll develop strong critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as expand your knowledge with advanced coursework in physiology, pathophysiology, comprehensive health assessment, nursing education, instruction and learning, and clinical practicum. Discover how an MSN Nursing Education degree will benefit you.

May 8, 2023
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To support our dedicated healthcare heroes serving amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Regent’s School of Nursing is offering a $5,000 Healthcare Hero Scholarship to all licensed, registered nurses. Nurses who enroll in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing or MSN degree programs by April 28, 2023, will receive this scholarship. Learn more.


Work with preceptors as a nurse educator while fulfilling required clinical hours and completing a scholarly research project suitable for publication.


Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.


Be mentored by faculty who hold the highest degrees in their field.

*The asterisks below indicate a clinical course.  Clinical components within the MSN program provide students with opportunities to build organizational systems thinking, assessment, and intervention skills.  Students focus on the development of a personal specialty that strengthens patient care delivery skills and outcomes.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

CCNE accredited

The master’s degree program in nursing at Regent University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

On completing the fully online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Nurse Educator program, you can:

  • Explore effective ways to educate nurses in the area of health promotion.
  • Design, develop, implement and evaluate nursing education-focused curricula.
  • Sit for the National League of Nursing’s (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam.

Career Opportunities

  • Nursing Instructor
  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Continuing Education Specialist
  • Patient Educator/Consultant
Mean annual wage of Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021
System-focused content addresses the normal physiologic and pathologic mechanisms of disease that serve as the foundation for advanced clinical assessment, decision-making, and management. Developmental physiology, normal etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of commonly found/observed altered health states and responses to illness and treatment modalities.
Expands the advanced practice student’s knowledge of the evidenced-based practice of Pharmacotherapeutic management. A practical advanced practice approach in applying pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic principles across the lifespan for both acute and outpatient client-centered care.
Comprehensive physical assessment and the obtainment of an in-depth health history across the lifespan; risk reduction, health promotion and prevention, early detection of physical and common emotional illnesses, and clinical decision making. Culturally competent patient education, health promotion and clinical prevention considerations will be integrated.
Effectively design, develop, implement, and evaluate nursing education focused curricula. Current trends in nursing education and accreditation.
Develop effective teaching and learning strategies. Selected teaching and learning theories. Adult learning theory, educational needs assessments, and instructional techniques for the classroom, clinical, simulation/lab, and online instruction. *Clinical course—45 contact clinical hours are slated for this course.
Designed to utilize student knowledge and skill set obtained from prior MSN coursework. Students are guided by established preceptors to fulfill learning objectives specific to the student’s chosen MSN concentration. Clinical hours required. The length of this course is 15 weeks (full semester).
Continue to fulfill practicum hours by working with preceptors that meet requirements for the student’s chosen MSN concentration; scholarly research project suitable for publication is required. Clinical hours required. Prerequisite: NURS 684. The length of this course is 15 weeks (full semester).

2022-23 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 12Monday, August 22
Session MFriday, September 9Monday, September 19
Session BFriday, October 14Monday, October 24
Session CWednesday, January 4Monday, January 9
Session TFriday, January 27Monday, February 6
Session DFriday, March 3Monday, March 13
Session EFriday, April 28Monday, May 8
Session FFriday, June 9Monday, June 19

Application Process – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Step 1: Application

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to using the subject line: MSN Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a nursing or non-nursing bachelor’s degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

The MSN requires a candidate to have a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution and a 3.0GPA in previously completed nursing courses.

Report no more than two previous documented failures in MSN courses.

Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 4: Submit Your Nursing License

In order to be admitted to the MSN program, you must submit an active unencumbered/unrestricted Registered Nurse license from your state of practice.

Step 5: Submit a Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to with the subject line: Government ID.


DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

What is an MSN Nursing Education?

An MSN – Nurse Educator degree will help develop your analytical reasoning and teaching techniques. In addition to learning lesson theory, you’ll learn various health subjects, providing you with an expanse of knowledge.

What can You do with an MSN Nursing Education?

Upon completing the master’s in nurse education, you’ll be able to pursue a career as a nurse educator. Nurse educators teach at colleges and universities or oversee internship hours for those becoming registered or specialized nurses.

An MSN in nursing education will teach you various skills that can help you transition into other educational fields like instructional design.

“Regent offers a 25% discount for veterans, which is helping me pay for my MSN degree.”

Michelle Schindler, MSN, '22 Registered Nurse, Certified (RNC); Veteran

“I chose to go back to school to help advance my career. I’ve used the knowledge, skills and abilities I’ve learned at Regent extensively. When I saw Regent’s motto, Christian Leadership to Change the World, I knew this was for me.”

Julia DuBree, RN to B.S. in Nursing, 2018 School Nurse

“Best college class I've ever taken. Hands down. I haven't stopped raving about it to my friends and family.”

Kristen Aguilar, MBA, 2018 General Management

“Pat Robertson had a dream, and when you set foot on campus, you see what God has done.”

Kandi Puder, RN to B.S. in Nursing, 2020 RN at Allina Health

“People, especially kids, need more than clichés. My training at Regent gave me a meaningful way to express my empathy - which is passion and compassion combined - and they could feel the authenticity of it.”

Cedric Rucker, M.A. in Counseling, 2008 Community Counseling