Master of Science Nursing

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Why Stanbridge

We’ve designed the MSN program to help students build specialization and career power through in-depth research.

  • Flexible, 100% online program
  • Financial aid available to those who qualify
  • No cost tutoring and award-winning student services
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Find your calling with a Master’s Degree in Nursing

Take the next step in your career as you prepare to shape, mentor, and educate the next generation of nursing professionals who will go on to transform thousands of lives. Your knowledge and experience in the field perfectly positions you to pass on your nursing expertise to others. In the Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in education (MSN-Ed) program, you will train to work in universities, colleges, nursing programs, and more. Cultivate your creativity and leadership skills as you design courses and programs for nursing students.


Take the first step for your future

Before you get started, read below about prerequisites, credit transfers and the application process itself. Applications are accepted on an open enrollment basis.

  1. Prior to applying to Stanbridge University, please contact our Admissions office at 888-789-6208 or contact us here. Our Admissions Representatives will guide you through confirming your prerequisites and application.
  2. Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Stanbridge University begins with having both a current, unencumbered RN licensure from the state in which you practice and a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration or related field or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited institution. Your Admissions Representative will ask you to send official transcripts from all universities or colleges and post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended to Stanbridge University (attention: Registrar). Please read the current Stanbridge University Catalog for more information.
  3. We also recommend you take the Online Learning Readiness Quiz to ensure that online learning is a good fit for you.
  4. Start filling out your online application form.
  5. If accepted, complete all remaining Admissions & Financial Aid Processes
  6. Submit transfer of credit request by 14th day from acceptance date.
  7. Complete financial aid process, if eligible, by 14th day before class start.

To learn for about transfer credit information, please visit

Schedule & Courses

Schedule options that fit your life


The program is 46 quarter credit hours and takes approximately 18-19 months to complete, including federal holidays and any breaks between terms. Completion times vary depending upon the start and end dates of a cohort and any individual circumstances that may impact progression.


The Master of Science in Nursing with a nurse educator specialization gives you the skills and knowledge to give back to your community in both academic and clinical settings. Nurse educators work in a diversity of non-degree and undergraduate programs, healthcare staff development, continuing education programs, or public education programs. In the MSN-Ed program you will learn how to create a teaching strategy, design curriculum, evaluate nursing students, and integrate evidence-based practice and technology.

NUR5000 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing3
NUR5005 Trends in Contemporary Nursing3
NUR5010 Leadership, Economics, and Management3
NUR5015 Health Care Policy and Ethics3
NUR5020 Nursing Research Methodologies3
NUR5030 Capstone I3
NUR5140 Advanced Physiology and Health Assessment3.5
NUR5145 Advanced Pathopharmacology3.5
NUR5150 Nurse Educator – Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships3.5
NUR5155 Teaching Strategies for the Nurse Educator3.5
NUR5160 Curriculum Design and Evidenced-Based Practice3
NUR5165 Integrating Technology into Nursing Education3.5
NUR5200 Education Teaching Practicum4
NUR5210 Capstone II3.5

All courses in this program are delivered online. Practicum hours are required. Please take the Online Readiness Quiz to determine whether you can meet the hardware, software, and competency requirements for taking online courses.

Financial Aid

Finding the Right Fit for You

Furthering your education is both a commitment and an investment. A diploma or degree will open doors to greater career opportunities and increase your earning potential. We understand that funding this investment can feel overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge University has a Financial Aid team that will walk you through your options and help you decide on the best financial aid package.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

Stanbridge University has the following federal financial aid programs available to those who qualify.

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Loans for Graduate Students (PLUS)

Read more about these options in the Stanbridge University Catalog.

Private Education Loans

Stanbridge University has partnered with various lending institutions that offer private loans to those who qualify. FASTChoice provides you with information about private loan options. Please visit their website to help you determine which is best for you. Learn more at

How to Start Your Financial Aid Process

Get the most out of your meeting with our Financial Aid team by first creating your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

The FAFSA application will ask you to submit our school code:

Orange County Campus School Code: 038893
Los Angeles Campus School Code: E40465
Riverside Campus School Code: 038893

Missions & Goals

The Master of Science in Nursing program further develops the skills and expertise of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse to lead and create change within the nursing profession through evidence-based practice and leadership skills. Using informatics and other technologic advances to innovate and meet the needs of healthcare organizations, graduates will engage in higher-level practice within many healthcare settings. These graduates will foster practice innovation, use of theoretical and evidence-based practice and develop excellence through life-long learning and leadership within healthcare organizations.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate and apply the principles of leadership, economics, epidemiology, cultural sensitivity and related sciences to promote the delivery of safe, cost-effective, evidence-based, culturally sensitive and equitable care to diverse populations.
  2. Demonstrate competence with current trends, including health policy and advocacy to influence practice improvements that will transform knowledge gained into ethical and evidence-based clinical practice to optimize health promotion, disease management and health outcomes for diverse patient populations.
  3. Utilize statistical analysis, research methodologies, and information technology to identify, and address process and practice disparities by recommending and implementing evidence-based changes to meet the diverse needs of clients in a variety of healthcare settings.
  4. Employ educational theory and evidence-based research to the design and development of nursing and healthcare curriculum that facilitates learning, understanding and improved outcomes.
  5. Synthesize instructional, evaluation, and educational interventions to meet the individual needs of learners in diverse environments to improve educational outcomes
  6. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through personal and professional growth.

Student Support Services

At Every Step of the Journey

Stanbridge University is committed to helping you achieve educational excellence through innovative, rigorous, and accessible programs with a student-centric, holistic support framework. From day one of orientation until well after graduation, our goal is to support each student, who will then go on to transform thousands of lives.

From the Very Start

Student support is woven into the very fabric of academic life from day one of your comprehensive, three-day orientation. At orientation, you will meet your support teams and fellow classmates who will join you as you journey towards your fullest potential.

Support When You Need It Most

No matter how you learn, we offer tutoring solutions at no additional cost to help you succeed. Tutoring options include one-on-one and group tutoring with current students, alumni, and caring, dedicated faculty for your program. Additionally, you can access virtual tutoring from anywhere, conveniently integrating learning into every day life.

A Team You Can Count On

Student Services Officers

Your individual, dedicated Student Services Officer (SSO) is assigned to you from the first day of orientation. Your SSO is ready to provide highly individualized support with academic and personal development, offering assistance and guiding you through your program.

Academic Assistance

In the Learning Resource Center, you can hone your writing, research, and critical thinking skills with the expert assistance of our on-campus librarian and writing specialist. Meet and collaborate with fellow students and tutors in your go-to location for all things academia.

Stanbridge Student Assistance Program

We are committed to not only your success as a student, but also your personal well-being. Through the Stanbridge Student Assistance Program, you will have access to free counseling services in order to help with a wide variety of difficult situations, including stress, depression and anxiety, family conflict, alcohol and drug abuse, identity theft, daycare issues, and more.

Help at the Click of a Button

We strive to create an environment where you can pursue your passion to the fullest. To this end, we provide convenient online workshops to enhance and enrich your student experience. You can delve into both academic and personal development workshops on a schedule that works for you.

Become the Best You Can Be


We believe that every student has the power to change the world. You will have the opportunity to enrich your academic and personal development through rewarding community service projects. Learn, develop, and train for your future while you transform the local and global community for the greater good.

Student Organizations

Campus life at Stanbridge creates a lifelong community. By joining a student organization, you can practice, develop, and hone effective leadership skills and gain exclusive access to professional networking and leadership events that provide valuable career preparation.

Student Leadership Development

Become a new kind of leader, ready and able to meet the needs of a fast-paced, demanding industry. At the biannual two-day Stanbridge Student Leadership Summit, you will explore the values, skills and professional behaviors required as you learn alongside accomplished leaders.

Career Services

Your Future Starts Now

From your first day of orientation until long after your educational journey, our dedicated Career Services team is here to help. You will be paired with an individual Career Services Officer (CSO) who will offer one-on-one guidance with resume preparation, portfolio development, and practice interviews.

Career Advising

From the beginning of your program you’re paired with a Career Service Officer to help guide you with career advising and preparation. In each term of your program, you’ll work with your Career Service Officer on specific goals including resume and portfolio building, networking, and interviewing. Our goal is to help you prepare for a seamless transition to a rewarding career.

Digital Portfolio Builder

As an exclusive resource to our students and graduates, the Stanbridge University Digital Portfolio Builder helps you organize and present your academic experience from Stanbridge University and professional achievements into a modern and sleek online portfolio. As you progress, your academic achievements including GPA, completed courses, community service activities are automatically updated in your portfolio. Along with guidance from your Career Service Officer, you can easily add and edit your achievements. The Digital Portfolio Builder also automatically creates a resume for you from the data collected during the portfolio creation process. You can email your digital portfolio in a single link to your future, potential employers for a unique and strong first impression.

Mock Interview Sessions

Our Career Services department guides students and graduates through personality mapping, salary negotiations, role-playing, and other specialized interview techniques to enable them to take control of the job interview. We make sure you’re confident to put your best foot forward.

LinkedIn Profile and Networking

LinkedIn is an essential tool for any active job-seeker. Career Services works with students and graduates to build LinkedIn networks to connect them to colleagues and potential employers.

Job Leads

Graduates receive access to continually updated job listings and career opportunities, including recruiting organizations and Southern California companies with whom we have built relationships.

Alumni Services

From a highly networked, vibrant Alumni Association to proven career services and exclusive alumni workshops, we are committed to your success as a graduate. You can network professionally, attend development workshops, and take part in fun community-building events. From the moment you cross the stage to every moment after, we’re there to help prep and propel you toward that next big thing.

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