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MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty Role

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Drexel University's online MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty Role program specifically prepares nurses to work as educators and faculty for nursing programs at all education levels. This accredited degree has a distinct focus on preparing students with the required competencies to successfully pass the new Certified Nursing Educator exam.

With such a severe and critical nursing faculty shortage in the United States and abroad, Drexel's online MSN degree provides students with the essential skills and expertise for contemporary nursing educators.

This exemplary program is offered by Drexel's nationally-ranked College of Nursing and Health Professionals (CNHP) and integrates theories specific to adult learning, curriculum design and evaluation of courses and programs, critical thinking, clinical and classroom techniques, and preparation for the role of the nursing professor.

Additionally, the accredited MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty Role program instructs students how to teach either in the classroom or via online modules and to utilize new and innovative technologies in both environments to educate tomorrow's nurses. Students complete two role practicum experiences in teaching, providing ample opportunity to apply theory to practice.

Key Program Features:

  • Fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*
  • An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions that is actively involved in modern clinical research
  • A highly-interactive e-Learning methodthat challenges and engages students while remaining convenient for working nurses
  • Flexible scheduling of clinical practicum in a variety of settings


Residency Requirements:

Today's nurse educator must possess essential skills utilizing teaching/learning technologies to enhance learning across all settings. Given the recent emphasis of simulated experiences in academic and hospital settings, Drexel University nursing faculty have incorporated a three-day mandatory on-campus residency into the Nurse Educator and Faculty Role track.  This residency builds proficiency in designing and implementing simulated learning experiences and includes hands-on sessions with Standardized Patients, high fidelity simulators, and contemporary teaching/learning technologies used in the educational process.   

Students in this program will be required to attend the residency when taking the NURS 632 Practicum.  The residency hours will count as part of the required 160 total practicum hours (24 practicum hours earned).  The residency is offered bi-annually in June or January. Housing is available for all students who live at a distance.**

Please view the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulated Practice (CICSP) at http://www.drexel.edu/cnhp/about/CICSP 

Already have an MSN degree? 

This MSN program is available as a Post-Master's Certificate for individuals that already hold an MSN degree and would like to gain additional knowledge in other areas of nursing. Applicants are evaluated on an individual portfolio review and must complete the Master's application package for eligibility for admission. A Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Nursing Education is also available.


If you have any additional questions regarding this program, please contact: 

Redian Furxhiu

Student Services Manager




*The master's programs at Drexel University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.  

***WASHINGTON RESIDENTS: Drexel University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Drexel University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the council does not carry with it an endorsement by the council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. 

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