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Nurse Educator

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

College: College of Nursing and Health Professions | Graduate School

Department: Nursing


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


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)". Knowledge of the policies and information in the GIG, A-State Student Handbook and A-State Graduate Bulletin are required following admission.


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 Process

    How to Apply

    Applying to the Graduate School

    All applicants for any MSN program must first be accepted by the Graduate School. Apply online here.

    • Send official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work (personal copies will not be accepted) to: ASU Graduate Admissions, PO Box 1570, State University, AR 72467
    • Designated, non-refundable application fee
    • Written documentation of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization
    • US citizens must be registered or exempt with Selective Service. Affirmation Action information can be found here.

    For questions, contact the Graduate School at (870) 972-3029.

    Applying to the MSN Program

    After applying to the Graduate School, candidates must also apply to the MSN program:

    1. Be accepted by the Graduate School for admission.
    2. Complete the MSN application
    3. Meet the Application Deadlines:
      - Nurse Educator - Fall Term Admission Only, Application Deadline is February 1st
      1. Pre-Clinical Requirements
      • One year experience as an RN
      • CPR Certification
      • TB Skin Test
      • Evidence of Hepatitis B Immunization
      • Professional Liability
      • Valid, Unencumbered RN License in the State of Practice