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NURED-MS - Nursing Education


Official Name of Program

Nursing Education

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

MS - Master of Science



NYSED Program Code

38458 - NURED-MS

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The mission and vision of the School of Professional Studies online nursing programs is to offer a liberal arts-based educational experience which will guide students in attaining the knowledge, skills, and values essential for professional nurse leaders and managers, including the ability to make sound judgments and address the health needs of diverse cultural groups.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MS in Nursing Education will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication with diverse client populations, disciplines, and staff ensuring optimal health promotion.

  2. Apply leadership skills to guide and educate nursing staff to make sound judgments in the provision of safe, quality nursing care.

  3. Assume a leadership role in collaborative teams to improve care outcomes and advocate for policy changes through knowledge creation, distribution, and application.

  4. Develop health policies that address local and global population health issues.

  5. Analyze current and emerging technologies and informatics systems to support safe practice environments, and optimize quality care, cost-effectiveness, and health outcomes.

  6. Demonstrate effective management of patient care across disciplines to ensure best possible health care outcomes including clinical prevention strategies.

  7. Conduct research; implement evidenced-based care; and quantify the impact on quality and safety.

  8. Demonstrate an understanding of how healthcare delivery systems are organized and financed and how this impacts patient outcomes; and identify the economic, legal, and political factors that influence health care.

  9. Integrate nursing and related sciences in the design, delivery, and evaluation of health care for diverse populations.

NE1. Ensure program planning and curriculum development is based on a comprehensive assessment of learning theories, styles, and needs of diverse learners.

NE2. Synthesize pedagogical strategies and best practices in the design, implementation, and evaluation of nursing curricula.

NE3. Use current and emerging technologies in the education of nursing students, practicing nurses, and faculty to support lifelong learning.

The Program

The M.S. in Nursing Education program prepares nurse educators who understand and are able to convey the complexity of delivering quality healthcare, the increasing knowledge required for nursing practice, and the importance of evidenced-based nursing practice. Students learn to:

  • Manage accreditation, national, and state standards

  • Adapt education strategies for diverse learners

  • Develop curricula focused on changing healthcare systems

  • Prepare students and graduates of entry-level nursing education programs and nursing staff in clinical facilities to function in expected RN roles

The program will culminate with a practicum, which will include a clinical placement that will be either in an undergraduate (generic and/or RN-BS) nursing education program or with a Nurse Educator in a clinical facility- dependent on the student’s preference.

Progression and Retention

All students will maintain a 3.0 overall GPA per semester and at graduation. To ensure this criteria is met, a minimum grade of “B” is required in all courses Nursing major courses.  Students earning less than a “B” grade in a Nursing course may repeat the course one time and must attain a grade of “B” or better. A second earned grade of less than “B” in any Nursing Program Course will result in dismissal from the program.


CCNE Accreditation Seal The MS in Nursing Education at CUNY School of Professional Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (