Western Governors University College of Nursing

M.S. in Nursing - Education (RN to MSN Option)

Western Governors University

Program Description:
Prepare yourself to become an accomplished nurse educator. WGU's M.S. in Nursing—Education degree with RN to MSN option prepares you with bachelor's- and graduate-level coursework to earn your master's degree. The curriculum of this program incorporates mastery of the competencies established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for nurse administrator certification, and focuses on 11 domains of study including: policy, organization, and financing, nursing education and science, nursing theory and practice, quantitative literacy, research fundamentals, and language and communication.

Completion of a capstone project and a 40-hour practicum in nursing management are also required. Total program: 151 Competency Units (credit equivalents) less any competency units waived through transfer of prior college credits.

Largely self-paced and flexible, this program is for RNs who have an associate's degree or nursing diploma, a current, unencumbered RN license, and wish to earn a master's degree to move into nursing education. WGU nursing programs are by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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About Western Governors University

WGU is the recipient of the USDLA 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning for 2008, awarded in recognition of our success in expanding access to higher education. WGU was also recognized by TIME Magazine as the "best relatively cheap university you've never heard of" in the 11/13/08 issue of the periodical.

Your competence is the ultimate focus of every degree program at Western Governors University. The university emphasizes mastery of essential skills and knowledge in your field, basing progress toward your online degree on passing rigorous assessments (such as tests, projects, assignments, etc.) instead of accumulating credit hours. We call it competency-based learning.

With bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in education, business, information technology, and health professions, WGU’s rigorous yet flexible approach to education gives the university a unique advantage over other online programs.

Institutional Accrediting Agency Agency
Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities, Commission on Colleges and Universities

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