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Dr. Sarah Witherspoon

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Dr. Sarah Witherspoon, Director of Graduate Studies, at 251.442.2445

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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Education Track
1st Priority Deadline – April 1
2nd Priority Deadline – May 15

Program offered as a rolling admission–
Enrollment offered each semester.

The Master of Science in Nursing Education prepares graduate-level nurses to meet the critical need for nursing educators in a variety of educational healthcare settings. Students will gain an understanding of the teaching-learning process and its application. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to become proficient in program development, learning outcome evaluation and professional role modeling. The nursing education curriculum is designed to provide clinical practicum experiences with nursing educators in a variety of quality healthcare systems.

  • Submission of application.
  • Submission of official transcripts of all college coursework from all institutions attended.
  • International Students:
    • Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools ( for previous nursing coursework.
    • Students with international transcripts must provide evaluation from World Education Services ( for previous non-nursing coursework.
    • International students must show proof of English proficiency. Applicants should request that official TOEFL test scores be sent directly to Enrollment Services.
  • Completion of BSN degree from a regionally accredited educational institution.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must hold and maintain an unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
  • Submission of a clear background check and absence of criminal conviction.
  • Submission of health history and record of required immunizations.
  • A personal interview with the Graduate Admissions Committee of the School of Nursing may be required, if requested.
  • Submission of current personal health insurance coverage.