Masters in Nursing Education

One Common Core – Multiple Paths to Success

RNs seeking to advance in their career now have a flexible way to develop their expertise to become a nurse practitioner, professional nurse leader, or nursing educator, leading to advance practice roles. Our post-baccalaureate degree programs now share a common 24-credit core curriculum—12 credits of graduate core and 12 credits of advanced nursing science core, which includes advanced patho, pharm, and physical assessment—the foundation for your subsequent 18-credit chosen area of specialization. Once you complete your first degree objective, you can apply for a program to be certified in another specialty.


Pace’s MS in Nursing Education allows you to advance your career while preparing for a future shaping the next generation—and practice—of nursing.

·         A unique blend of online and on-campus classes, and individually precepted clinical practicum hours in diverse healthcare settings.

·         Career preparation that is grounded in our evidence-based, cultural competence, primary healthcare framework, our MS in Nursing Education will prepare you for leadership roles in a variety of academic and healthcare settings. You will learn the latest concepts and theories that support sound educational practice in today’s complex healthcare and academic environments.


With this newly revised degree program, you can expand your career and take advantage of the ongoing need for nursing educators. Registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and RN “bridge” students, who have one year of clinical nursing experience, may apply. Upon completion of the program, you can become an educator in a clinical or community-based setting, an academic instructor at the Associate degree level, or a clinical faculty member at a college or university. This program provides the foundation to advance your education to the PhD or EdD degree.


Master’s Bridge Program to Advanced Degree

Are you an RN with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing? If so, you can still matriculate into our graduate nursing programs by successfully completing the Master’s Bridge Program. The Bridge Program includes the following courses: undergraduate statistics, nursing research, and matrices of nursing practice. Students must be computer literate to support their learning experience. For more information, visit


Common Core


Graduate Nursing Core


NURS 801

Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing


NURS 802

Leadership for Advanced Nursing


NURS 803

Advanced Nursing in Primary Health Care


NURS 804

Scholarly Inquiry in Advanced Nursing



Advanced Nursing Science Core


NURS 681

Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses


NURS 682

Clinical Pharmacology for Prescribing Advanced Practice Nurses


NURS 640

Advanced Physical Assessment

(60 clinical lab hours)


lab hours 60

Total Common Core credits




MS in Nursing Education Specialization


Nursing Education


Credits Didactic/



                   Common Graduate Core


Nursing Education Specialty Core



NUR 706

Educating the Educator: Concepts behind the Practice of Teaching


NUR 707A, 707B

Developing the Methods: Teaching/Learning Strategies


NUR 708

Joining the Academic and Practice Settings: Elements of the Faculty Role


NUR 713**

Project-based Precepted Leadership Experience I **


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**Please Note:  Nursing 713 requires Health Clearance/Clinical Clearance.  For further health clearance information, please call (914) 773-3324.

***2 credit hours/ 200 practicum hours at a clinical or an academic site with 60 hours in residency at Pace.