University of Missouri-Kansas City

Nurse Educator

Quick Facts


Master of science in nursing

Delivery Mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Standard credit hours


Standard estimated cost


Typical Course Load

1-2 courses per semester

Typical Program Length

2-3 years

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Invest in your future with an online master of science in nursing from UMKC. Our accredited program is strategically designed to meet the needs of professionals. Students can choose a thesis or complete advanced research course work. The affordable in-state rates, dedicated faculty and innovative academics allow our program to stand out.

Top-ranked programs

UMKC's online master's in nursing programs ranked among the nation's finest in U.S. News & World Report 2024.

Closeup of a nurse educator smiling while talking to her patient.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the MSN nurse educator program take positions as faculty and administrators in schools of nursing, or nurse educators in hospital and other institutional settings.


Employment growth


Median salary

Program Structure

Delivery of this program is blended: You will complete most course work online, but on-campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Full-time students may take three courses per semester and finish in two years. Part-time students may take one or two courses per semester and finish in three years.

Course work includes:

  • Health promotion, across the lifespan
  • Health care policy and advocacy
  • Ethics in practice and research
  • Advanced health assessment skills
  • Cultural diversity and values


The University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

The MS at the School of Nursing and Health Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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