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About this program
When you pursue a career in nursing, you can make a positive impact every day. But, when you teach a nurse, the potential is even greater than you could imagine. Thinking of expanding your career possibilities to teaching future nurses or your peers on the latest innovative technology? The Master of Science in Nursing program specializing in Nursing Education at Penn College opens new opportunities to advance your career. Part-time and 100% online, this specialized master’s program is flexible and designed to accommodate your busy schedule. From teaching best practices to curriculum development and outcome measurement, you’ll learn how to share your passion for nursing through education and inspire the next generation of nurses.
Special Admissions Requirements
A limited number of seats are available in this program. That’s why we rely on selective admission criteria to select applicants with the highest potential for success. Entry into the program is competitive.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Individuals considering applying to this program should be aware that the COVID-19 vaccination may be required to participate in clinical experiences. Although some sites allow medical exemptions, the program cannot guarantee placement for students who do not comply with vaccination requirements. For the most up-to-date information about our clinical partners’ vaccination requirements, please contact the program office.
Work as a nursing educator in a variety of settings, including:
- State and federal agencies
- Home healthcare
At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.
Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.
- Transition to the MSN Program (NUR500)
- Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (NUR505)
- Professional Role Development for Advanced Nursing Practice (NUR515)
- Trends in Nursing & Health Care (NUR525)
- Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice (NUR535)
- Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice (NUR545)
- Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice (NUR555)
- Health & Physical Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice (NUR565)
- Educational Theory & Teaching Strategies (NUR605)
- Assessment & Evaluation in Nursing Education (NUR615)
- Clinical Practicum in Nursing Education (NUR625)
- Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (NUR635)
- Didactic Practicum in Nursing Education (NUR630)
Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.
Life as a Nursing Educator
Thinking of becoming a nurse educator? Hear from Pam Baker, a nurse for 35+ years. She’s sharing her passion with the next generation of healthcare heroes. The best part? It’s incredibly rewarding. The feedback you'll hear from her students is proof.
Learning that fits your lifestyle
- Accessible online anywhere in the world
- Part-time program for working professionals
- Continue to work and be at home with your family
- In-state tuition rate for all students, regardless of residency
- Same rigor as on-campus programs
- Many employers offer tuition reimbursement - check with yours to see if you qualify
- Classes delivered asynchronously through P.L.A.T.O., Penn College's Platform for Learning And Teaching Online
- 100% online - no required campus visits
Work with experts to become an expert
Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.
Follow your passion
Lead and put your skills to the test
Student Nurses’ Association (SNA)
The SNA’s mission is to explore professional growth, promote mutual respect in collaboration between the different levels of nursing, and serve as a channel for the exchange of ideas to promote holistic health and provide for both patient and student education.
Sigma Nursing Honor Society
Connect with other nurse leaders through the Sigma Nursing Honor Society.
Student Organizations at Penn College
Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.
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Your knowledge in practice
Gain real-world experience through two hands-on practicums. Working alongside master’s prepared nurse preceptors, you’ll benefit from expert insight and have an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in previous courses in professional settings.
Effective November 19, 2021, the masters nursing program at Pennsylvania College of Technology located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on December 31, 2023.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.