Master in Nursing Education | Online MSN in Nursing | AIU US
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Master in Nursing Education

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), is an online education degree program that prepares graduates to be academic nurse educators in various educational and practice settings. Graduates are prepared to lead collaborative academic-practice partnerships to strengthen nursing practice by developing nurses who will lead and advance health in diverse populations. As academic nurse educators, graduates demonstrate a professional presence by helping nursing students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies to work effectively in inter-professional teams across a variety of academic and healthcare settings.

The focus of your program is your personalized Degree Plan. The Degree Plan is a detailed blueprint of the courses you will need to complete in order to earn your degree. The Degree Plan also lays out the accompanying learning resources and assessments that compose your program. The list of courses in the Degree Plan is often referred to as the standard path. The amount of time it takes to complete your program depends on both the amount of new information you need to learn and the amount of time you plan to devote each week to study. Your program mentor and course instructors will help you assess your strengths and development needs to establish a study plan.

Your Degree Plan includes courses needed to complete your program. To obtain your degree, you will be required to demonstrate your skills and knowledge by completing the assessment(s) for each course. In general, there are two types of assessments: performance assessments and objective assessments. Performance assessments contain, in most cases, multiple scored tasks such as projects, essays, and research papers. Objective assessments include multiple-choice items, multiple-selection items, matching, short answer, drag-and-drop, and point-and-click item types, as well as case study and video-based items.

A learning resource can be an e-textbook, online module, study guide, simulation, virtual lab, tutorial, or a combination of these. The cost of most learning resources are included in your tuition and Learning Resource Fee. They can be accessed or enrolled for through your courses. Some degree-specific resources are not covered by your tuition, and you will need to cover those costs separately. AIU also provides a robust library to help you obtain additional learning resources, as needed.

Our masters’ programs are designed to be completed in 2 academic years or 4 semesters by students enrolled on a full-time basis (9 credits hours/semester or more).

In keeping with its commitment to quality and affordable education, the American International University will offer a Differential Tuition Fee Exemption Scholarship of up to 50% off to students from developing countries who are enrolled full time in an offered program starting Fall 2021. Contact us to discuss your eligibility.

Enrollment Status Tuition Tuition differential
Full Time $5,280/year or $2,640/semester Covering up to 50% of tuition fees
Part time $352/credit Not eligible

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Standard Path for Master in Nursing Education

Nursing Theory & Advance Practice First year first semester 3
Health Policy and ethics First year first semester 3
Nursing Administration I: Advanced clinical Applications First year first semester 3
Advanced Health & Physical Assessment First year first semester 3
Advanced Pharmacology First year summer semester 3
Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology First year summer semester 3
Research Second year first semester 3
Nursing Issues, Informatics and Technology Second year first semester 3
Nursing Administration II: Teaching Strategies Second year first semester 3
Evaluation Strategies for Nurses Educators Second year second semester 3
Managing Population Health Second year second semester 3
Nursing Administration III: Nursing Admin. Curriculum Development Second year second semester 3
Teaching Methods
Teaching strategies are matched to student learning styles. It reflects ongoing formative and summative assessment driven by continuous improvement. Teachers will focus on learners and provide environments that facilitate student learning where desired learner outcomes (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) are archived.
Master in Nursing Education

Learning Outcomes

  • Facilitate learning of individuals and groups using relevant theories of nursing, teaching and learning, evaluation, and technological innovation. (Essentials I, V, VIII; NLN Nurse Educator Competencies 1, 2)
  • Utilize evidence-based research to guide decisions in selecting educational interventions to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes. (Essentials IV, VIII; NLN Nurse Educator Competencies 1, 3, 7)
  • Apply educational theory and research to the development and evaluation of nursing and healthcare curricula. (Essentials I, III; IV; NLN Nurse Educator Competencies 3, 4)
  • Develop a nurse educator career plan focused on professional growth. (Essentials IX; NLN Nurse Educator Competencies 5, 6, 7)

Admission Requirements For Master in Nursing Education

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or higher.
  • Good Command on the English Language.
  • A recommendation letter from an employer or an academician is required with knowledge of the applicant’s ability.
  • Submit a curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Submit official transcripts from every college attended.
  • Submit a personal statement.
  • Payment of application fee.

An interview will also be conducted for certain applicants.

Degrees outside of the United States

If the Baccalaureate degree was completed outside of the United States:

  • Official academic records and diploma/certificate must be sent from the institution attended.
  • If official records are not in English, certified English translations of all documents must also be submitted. Translations must be word-for-word (i.e. literal) translations
  • English Proficiency must be established by exam
  • TOEFL minimum scores: 550 paper, 80 internet, 213 computer
  • IELTS minimum score 6.5
  • Pearson Test of English Academic minimum score 53

Grade Point Average (GPA) chart

93% - 100% A 4.0
90% - 92% A+ 3.7
87% - 89% B+ 3.3
83% - 86% B 3.0
80% - 82% B- 2.7
77% - 79% C+ 2.3
73% - 76% C 2.0
70% - 72% C- 1.7
67% - 69% D+ 1.3
63% - 66% D 1.0
60% - 62% D- 0.7
0% - 59% F 0
AIU is using 4.0 GPA scale (referred to above table for more explanation)

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