Degrees and Certificates

Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education Concentration

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Why Choose Nursing Education Concentration?

The purpose of the nursing education concentration is to prepare future instructors to teach nursing courses at the college level. The concentration consists of 46 credit hours of core nursing courses, advanced pathophysiology, applied pharmacology, advanced assessment, and nursing education courses.

Post-Master’s Training

We’re pleased to offer educational opportunities to post-master’s applicants. Please contact the College of Nursing and Health at (937) 775-3954 to speak with someone about post-master’s training.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Master of Science in Nursing program information and degree requirements in the University Catalog.

All students are required to complete a statistics course prior to NUR 7005: Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice course. While this concentration has a rolling admission with no specific deadline, new students can only start summer or fall term. Please see sample full-time pattern below.  Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the director of the concentration.

Entire concentration can be completed online.

Year 1


  • NUR 7001 Role Development and Leadership - 3 credit hours
  • NUR 7003 Health Policy, Politics and Issues - 3 credit hours
  • NUR 7004 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice - 3 credit hours
  • HLT 7001 Introduction to Multivariate Biostatistics for HC – 3 credit hours

Fall Semester

  • NUR 7002 Information Technology in Health Care - 3 credit hours
  • NUR 7102 Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan for Advanced Nursing Practice - 3 credit hours
  • NUR 7104 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan - 3 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NUR 7005 Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice - 3 credit hours
  • NUR 7103 Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Across the Lifespan - 3 credit hours 
  • NUR 7105 Population Health - 3 credit hours

Year 2


  • NUR 7351 Curriculum Development - 3 credit hours
  • NUR 7352  Advanced Clinical Practicum - 3 credit hours

Fall Semester

  • NUR 7353  Instructional Methods in Nursing Education - 3 credit hours
  • NUR 7352  Evaluation Strategies in Nursing Education -3 credit hours

Spring Semester

  • NUR 7355 Practicum in Nursing Education - 4 credit hours


To be eligible to apply to this graduate nursing concentration, applicants must meet the following criteria:


Be a bachelor prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work


Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license, having a minimum of one year experience


Apply to Wright State Graduate School.

The application to the Graduate School must contain:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Professional statement (no more than 250 words)

Submit the Nursing Education Concentration Application (PDF).

The application to the College of Nursing and Health must contain:

  • Resume
  • An essay about a meaningful clinical situation which helped you clarify your goals and desire to become a Nursing Educator
  • Two recommendation letters from your current or most recent supervisor or a faculty member of your BSN program or a previous employer

Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or applicable state) background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process.  It is to your benefit to complete the background check one month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to College of Nursing and Health, 160 UH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435.


International Students

International graduate students who wish to enter Wright State’s Master of Science programs in nursing must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the options below (scores are the minimum required):

  • TOEFL IBT: 79
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • Pearson PTE: 57
  • LEAP: 4
  • Degree: Earned in the USA

Admission is based on a rolling deadline. Students generally begin the concentration Summer or Fall semester.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the director of the Nursing Education concentration.

Program Outcomes

The MS graduate will:

  1. Examine scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings 
  2. Demonstrate leadership skills necessary for ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems-perspective to promote high quality and safe patient care
  3. Apply quality principles within an organization and articulate the methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality
  4. Apply evidence-based outcomes 
within the practice setting, resolving practice problems, working as a change 
agent, and disseminating results  
  5. Use communication strategies and patient-care technologies to integrate, coordinate, deliver, and enhance care
  6. Examine the policy development process and advocacy strategies necessary to intervene at the 
system level to influence health and health care
  7. Use communication strategies necessary for interprofessional collaboration and consultation to manage and coordinate care
  8. Integrate broad, organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations
  9. Demonstrate advanced level of understanding of nursing and relevant sciences as well as the ability to integrate this knowledge into practice including both direct and indirect care components that influence health care outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems

Contact Information

Concentration Contact

Cindra Holland, DNP, RN, RNCOB, ACNSBC
Title: Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Nurse Education concentration

Phone: (937) 775-2597
Fax: (937) 775-4571

General Contact Information

Wright State University
3640 Col. Glenn Highway
Graduate School
344 Student Union
Dayton, OH  45435
(937) 775-2976

College of Nursing and Health
(937) 775-3131
Fax: (937) 775-4571