University of Detroit Mercy

McAuley School of Nursing

MSN-Nursing Educator-Adult CNS



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a major in Nursing Education and Adult Clinical Nurse Specialty (CNS)

Format: Online

Program Description:

With a growing shortage of nurses, estimated to reach 800,000 by the year 2020, the education of more nursing students plays a critical role in addressing this health care crisis. However, many nursing programs are unable to admit more qualified students due to a lack of available nursing instructors. To combat this issue, the McAuley School of Nursing at University of Detroit Mercy has developed a new graduate track to prepare nurses for teaching--a Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Education with a Clinical Nurse Specialty in Adult Health. The nursing program serves current and new master degree students, post-master's students, and post-baccalaureate students. The graduate degree program is comprised of three components, totaling 46 credits: •Interdisciplinary core courses (9 credits) •Nursing education courses (14 credits) •Advanced core courses in preparation as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (21 credits) •Scholarly project (2 credits) The program is currently available primarily in a convenient online format. The program can be completed in two years full time or three years in part-time study. Additional 4 or 5 year plans are available. The Nursing Education core courses are also offered as a post-baccalaureate certificate option. Upon completion of the master's degree program, students will receive a Master of Science in Nursing degree, and will be eligible to sit for the examination for Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. After two years full time in a faculty role, students will be eligible to sit for the examination as a nurse educator from the National League for Nursing. The McAuley School of Nursing master's program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Questions or comments on accreditation can be directly forwarded to: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036-1120 202-887-6791 202-887-8476

International Student Requirements:

All course work completed outside the U.S. and Canada must be formally evaluated by either the World Education Services or the Educational Credential Evaluators. A course-by-course/detailed evaluation report is required by the University of Detroit Mercy. Official evaluation results are to be mailed from the agency to the following address: University of Detroit Mercy, Admissions Office, 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221-3038

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 46

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 2010/2011: $730 credit hour (CHP/MSON discounted r USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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