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100% Online 40 Semester Hour Program

Help with the nursing faculty shortage by earning your master's degree online!

Texas Woman's University College of Nursing offers a 100% online master’s in nursing education. This unique 40 credit hour program is designed to allow the student to attend all classes online from the convenience of their home.

Included are practical experiences where the student implements the role of the nurse educator at an approved facility near home. Opportunities exist for students to work alongside our experienced TWU nursing faculty in our highly acclaimed simulation laboratories. The program of study includes a student designed project in a select area of nursing education.

Core Requirements

The nurse educator track requires 40 credit hours. The following courses must be completed by all masters of science in nursing students:

Core Requirements

credit hours

NURS 5013 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice 3
NURS 5024 Research in Nursing  4 
NURS 5003 Health Promotion and Policy 3
NURS 5644 Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis  4 
BIOL 5333  Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 5663 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Total 20 

Additional Requirements in Specialty Area of Nursing Education

Core Requirements

credit hours

NURS 5203 Theoretical Basis for Nursing Education 3
NURS 5253 Curriculum Design and Management in Nursing 3
NURS 5273 Measurement and Assessment in Nursing 3
NURS 5263 Educational Communication and Technologies of Instruction* 3
NURS 5283 Evaluation Models for Curriculum Management*
NURS 5294 Teaching Practicum in Nursing 4
NURS 5244 Clinical Specialization  4 
*Choose one of the two starred courses
Total 20

Before You Apply


Master's program applicants must submit their program application, all transcripts, and GRE or MAT scores to the Office of Admissions by no later than one of the following dates:

Fall Semester: May 1
Spring Semester: September 15



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