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Nursing

Nurse Educator

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)


College: College of Nursing and Health Professions | Graduate School

Department: Nursing

Description

In the Nurse Educator Concentration students are prepared in curriculum development, teaching/learning strategies and measurement/evaluation in education.

Curriculum

The majority of core and support courses are offered online (internet) with periodic on campus class meetings during each semester.

Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Graduate Bulletin.

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Master of Science in Nursing

The MSN prepares nurses with the complex practice skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for roles in advanced nursing and leadership in the contemporary health care system. Graduate study in nursing is the basis for professional growth in advanced practice roles and the foundation for doctoral study in nursing.

Additional Information

Policies and other information are available in a guide for graduating nursing students, entitled "Graduate Information Guide (GIG)GIG)". Knowledge of the policies and information in the GIG, A-State Student Handbook and A-State Graduate Bulletin are required following admission.

Questions

If you have questions, you may email the Chair of Graduate/Doctoral Nursing Studies, Dr. Mark Foster at smfoster@astate.edu or Megan Reynolds, Admin Specialist II at mreynolds@astate.edu.  Or contact the School of Nursing at 870-972-3074.

  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    In order to be considered for admission into the MSN program, candidates must meet the following criteria:

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program of nursing from a regionally accredited college or university. 
    • Hold a current unencumbered licenses to practice nursing
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall
    • Be CPR certified (professional level)

    English Proficiency Requirements

    The School of Nursing requires a high level of proficiency in English so that all students will be able to fully meet academic and clinical objectives as well as meet criteria for professional licensure. All foreign born students and Registered Nurses must take one of the following tests: 

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 83 on the preferred internet-based test (iBT), 570 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test. 
    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of at least 6.5 and a spoken band score of 7. 
    3. Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a score of 56. 

    The TOEFL is available at the ASU Testing Center.  When taking the exam off campus, the report code for ASU is 6011.   

    Who does this apply to?

    The term foreign born refers to people residing in the United States who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized citizens, lawful permanent immigrants, refugees and asylees, legal non-immigrants (including those on student, work, or other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization. In contrast, the term native born refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: 1) born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; 2) born in United States Insular areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; 3) born abroad to at least one U. S. citizen parent. 

    Exemption

    You may be exempt for the English proficiency testing if you are foreign born but attended school in the United States since kindergarten.  For the exemption you must provide official school records showing continuous enrollment in U. S. schools since kindergarten.  

    English as a Second Language

    Students who do not meet the required English language proficiency may enroll in ASU’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program in the International Center for English. Potential nursing students enrolled in the ESL program must maintain an average of 85 or higher in levels 0 through 4. In the final or 5th level of the ESL program an average of 90 or higher must be maintained. On completion of the ESL program, the potential nursing student must take the internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Upon successfully meeting the proficiency requirement, potential students are eligible to apply to the School of Nursing. 

    For questions or equivalencies with other tests of English language proficiency please contact the School of Nursing at 870-972-3074.

  • Apply Here

    How to Apply

    Apply online here (Deadline: August 9th, 2021.)

    • Login or create an account.
    • Register and receive temporary PIN.
    • Set Password.
    • Select "Start New Application".
    • Fill out application for "2021 Application 100% Online".

    For questions, contact the School of Nursing at (870) 972-3074.


Accredited by ACEN

ACEN LogoThe most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Master's/Post-Master's Certificate nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.  

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, Telephone: (404) 975-5000. http://acenursing.org/.

The MSN program is also approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.