The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduate Programs

MS in Nursing Education

The MS in Nursing Education concentration prepares nurses to develop and deliver curriculum to nursing students and to provide direct care patient education in healthcare settings. 

The Concentration in Nursing Education consists of an 11-course (32 credit) program of study focused on nursing and education. All didactic courses are online. There are two required practicums: N690D is  a direct care practicum that focuses on providing advanced level nursing care to clients in an identified area of expertise. This practicum can take place in a variety of clinical practice settings. N698T is a teaching practicum in which the student works with a faculty preceptor in a classroom, clinical, skills laboratory or health education department of a patient care setting.

Upon completion of the program, the graduate is prepared to design and implement educational programs in educational and practice settings.

As a student in the UMass Amherst Master of Science in Nursing Education concentration, you will:

  • Gain advanced knowledge in advanced practice nursing and nursing education that will prepare you to be a leader in nursing education in academia and practice
  • Develop competencies and knowledge specified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for Master’s Education
  • Prepare to take the NLN Nursing Education certification (Certified Nurse Educator) through the National League for Nursing

Graduates with a Masters in Nursing Education have gone on to teach in nursing schools and to hold positions in Nursing Education at healthcare facilities.



If you have questions about the MS in Nursing Education, please complete the information request form or contact:

Cynthia Mendoza, Program Assistant
026 Skinner Hall
Tel: 413.577.2322




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