The Master of Science degree in Nursing Education is designed for registered nurses who are seeking advanced preparation and leadership roles. The nurse educator concentration prepares graduates to assume faculty roles in nursing education at the pre-licensure program levels or roles in staff development in healthcare settings.

The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at William Carey University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Program Overview


This program may be completed in 6 terms (18 months) on a full-time plan of study or 8 terms (24 months) on a part-time plan of study.

Delivery Method

This program is delivered in a 100% online format, plus preceptorship performed in student’s local area in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective Students must meet the following admission criteria:

  • Must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Submit transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
  • Submit a statement of professional goals
  • Submit a current resume
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or a GPA of 2.5 on the last 30 undergraduate hours
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Hold a current unencumbered RN license
  • Clear healthcare provider criminal background check through the Mississippi Department of Health or equivalent

MSN Fact Sheet

Career Outlooks

Graduates will be prepared to assume faculty roles in nursing education at the pre-licensure program levels (LPN, ADN, or BSN) or roles in staff development in healthcare settings.

Board of Nursing Professional Licensure Requirements by State

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Whether you are a first-time student or a working professional seeking to advance your career, William Carey College of Health Sciences has a place for you. We are excited to connect with you and guide you on your way toward joining the next generation of leaders and difference-makers in the global community!


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