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Fuel your passion for teaching and turn it into a career with SFA’s online Master of Science in Nursing with a focus as a nurse educator.

Students in the program are prepared with the core knowledge needed to develop nursing curriculum, teaching methodologies using innovative technologies and simulation, and evaluation strategies for the classroom or the clinical education setting. Pursuing the degree will open a variety of career opportunities, including teaching in high school health occupation programs, community colleges or universities and serving as a nurse educator in hospitals or corporations. Delivered online, the program gives you the flexibility to remain in the community where you live and work while completing program requirements.

About the online program

The Master of Science in Nursing with a focus as a nurse educator equips nurses who have obtained their Bachelor of Science in Nursing to teach in a variety of settings. The program requires a two-day seminar on campus for assessment, and the curriculum consists of 36 credit hours and 180 minimum clinical hours, which can be completed in your community or at the School of Nursing.

  • Clinicals are precepted in the student’s geographical area.
  • Candidates will visit SFA’s campus two times for:
    • An orientation session
    • One two-day seminar for skills

Applications are now being accepted for the fall semester. Details on cost of attendance, admission requirements and how to apply are available on the Master of Science in Nursing programs page.


Designed to be completed in two and a half years, each class within the curriculum is three credit hours, totaling the 36 required hours for the program.

Course NameSemester
Credit  Hours
Nursing Theory for the Advanced Practice Role3
Contemporary Health Care Ethics3
The Politics of Health Care3
Health Promotion3
Evidence Based Research for the Advanced Practice Role3
Advanced Pathophysiology3
Advanced Health Assessment3 (2:1)
60 clinical hours
Advanced Pharmacology3
Curriculum Design3
Assessment & Evaluation of Nursing Education3
Teaching and Learning in Nursing3
Nursing Education Capstone3 (1:2)
120 practicum hours


*See the Graduate Bulletin for course listing details.

MSN Program Contacts

Erin Bailey, DNP, RN, FNP-C
Coordinator – MSN Program
Phone: 936.468.7733

MSN program


DeWitt School of Nursing

5707 North Street
Administration Building
Suite 102

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6156, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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