MSN – Nurse Educator

College of Healthcare Sciences

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Complete in as little as two years

90% of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field

Bring Healing Through Educaton

Are you ready to take your nursing career to the next level? Regent's Master of Science in Nursing — Nurse Educator prepares nurses who have already obtained RN licensure and a BSN 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.


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 in Virginia Beach 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 development of a personal specialty that strengthens patient care delivery skills and outcomes.

Fully Online

8-Week Course Sessions

42 Credit Hours



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 42 (15 core, 27 concentration)


Take Your Career to the Next Level

Upon completion of the MSN—Nurse Educator you will be able to:

  • 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

$81,350 Mean annual wage of Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary | Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

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2019-2020 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to 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.


Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 9

Monday, August 26

Session M

Friday, September 13

Monday, September 23

Session B

Friday, October 18

Monday, October 28

Session C

Friday, January 3

Monday, January 13

Session T

Friday, January 31

Monday, February 10

Session D

Friday, March 6

Monday, March 16

Session E

Friday, May 1

Monday, May 11

Session F

Friday, June 12

Monday, June 22

Application Process – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Step 1: Application & Application Fee

  • Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application. Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process.
  • Fee Waiver: Attend an on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.
  • 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 bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • In lieu of the previously required writing sample, 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 objects with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment 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 unencumbered/unrestricted nursing 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. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email to with the subject line: Government ID.

Step 6: Admissions Interview

  • If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about 20 minutes.
  • Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Schedule/Length of Program
The program may be completed in six or eight sessions or as warranted by the student. Completion of the program must occur within eight years of initial enrollment. Admission into the MSN program will be granted in the fall semester only. Should there be ample applicants, spring admission will be considered.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)



Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

MSN – Nurse Educator