Missouri Western offers two Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) tracks: Health Care Leadership and Nurse Educator. Each track requires completion of 32 credit hours, 20 of these hours are core shared courses between the two tracks.

In addition, the nursing and business programs have partnered to offer a Master of Science in Nursing in Health Care Leadership/Master of Business Administration degree. This unique dual degree program consists of 47 credit hours, 26 nursing hours and 21 business hours.

A graduate Nurse Educator Certificate is also available. This option requires completion of 15 credit hours and is designed to serve those individuals who do not want to complete the full MSN program, but desire to build knowledge and skills specific to the academic or professional staff development educator role.

Sample Degree Program plans are listed, which provide an outline of all courses required for the Master of Science in Nursing tracks, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration, and the Nurse Educator Certificate.

Graduates will demonstrate leadership abilities in:

  • Promoting professional practice
  • Creating effective work environments
  • Applying health informatics for informed decision-making
  • Leading and developing teams
  • Managing resources effectively
  • Embracing organizational complexity and change
  • Fostering evidenced-based practice
  • Influencing healthcare policy

For more information, contact us at nursing@missouriwestern.edu.

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Program Accreditation

The master of science degree program in nursing at Missouri Western  is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Program Name: Nurse Educator – Graduate Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 1 Year (15 Credit Hours).

This program will cost $6,745.05 if completed within normal time for in-state students and $11,005.05 for out-of-state students. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with NA of debt.  Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Average debt has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of these students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Missouri, Kansas, Iowa

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Last Updated June 20, 2019

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  • Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and nursing GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • B.S.N. from a CCNE, ACEN, or CNEA accredited college or university.
  • Evidence of current, unencumbered RN license.
  • Completion of undergraduate statistics and research methods courses with a minimum of ‘B’ in each.
  • Completed MSN program application.
  • A supporting statement of interest discussing career goals and interest selected program track.
  • Criminal background checks may be required. An applicant who has been found guilty of a Class A or B Felony may not be admitted.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae