Online Master’s in Nursing Education

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Play a pivotal role in nurse training and education, earning your master’s in nursing education online at Adelphi, one of New York’s top online nursing graduate programs, on a schedule that fits your needs.

Why Earn a Master’s in Nursing Education?

With a master’s in Nursing Education, you’ll gain the skills to instruct students, evaluate their performance and design and implement innovative approaches to nursing education. While working in higher education is one potential career option, a master’s in nursing education will also prepare you for other careers, like educating nurses in clinics and hospitals, a clinical supervisor role in healthcare settings or as a consultant for teaching institutions.

Why Earn a Nursing Education Degree at Adelphi University in New York?

  • Our fully online Nursing Education master’s program is designed to accommodate working professionals, no matter where you live. Learn at your convenience and advance your career while balancing work and family.
    Out-of-state RNs are welcome to apply.
  • Learn from world-class faculty who teach using state-of-the-art educational technologies. And our classes are small, allowing personal attention from our dedicated faculty.
  • Learn the skills that will allow you and your students to adapt easily to the quickly changing demands of the healthcare industry, such as the global COVID-19 outbreak.

At Adelphi, you’ll prepare to impact the next generation of nurses.

Significant Nursing Tuition Discounts

Students enrolled in the Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Nursing Education (NED) master’s programs who also are employees of Northwell Health, NYU Langone Health and Nassau County Government are eligible for a 15 percent tuition discount on those graduate programs.

Students should check with their employer to see if they are a current participant.

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90%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our master’s graduates say that Adelphi University increased their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professionals in their field
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

Pursuing a Master’s in Nursing Education degree at Adelphi University has been life changing. Learning from exemplary and expert teachers in a supportive learning environment gives me a great opportunity to grow professionally as I develop my role as a nurse educator. I am excited and look forward to helping impact the future of nursing.

Geralyn (Geri) Caliendo '84, MS '20 MSN-Nursing Education Student

Post-Master’s Options

Nursing Education students have two options to further their nursing education:

PhD in Nursing

Become a nurse-scholar and contribute to the development of the field, advancing healthcare through teaching, research and leadership.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Available to strengthen the administrative or clinical capability of master’s-prepared nurses who are planning on or are already involved in a role expansion or change.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

This certificate is designed for students who already hold a master’s degree in nursing and have clinical experience but who now wish to become more involved in education or pursue an educational role.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe hands-on experience is key to setting our students up for future career success. This is why we ensure our nursing education students have firsthand medical experience through internships and out-of-the-classroom opportunities in the New York area. We will also facilitate internships and clinical experiences at healthcare institutions in your geographic region. You will have the opportunity to enhance your nurse educator skills through internships at:

State-of-the-Art Technology

On our main Garden City campus, we offer our nursing education students uniquely tailored clinical experiences by simulating the hospital setting. We do this through the latest tools and technology available in our state-of-the-art simulation lab. The lab provides our students with the highest-quality simulation technology in a safe learning environment so they receive the education, practice and exposure they need when applying for their first job.

Our state-of-the-art simulation lab provides our students with the highest-quality simulation technology in a safe learning environment so they receive the education, practice and exposure they need when applying for their first job.

Students have access to two simulation manikins:

  • Victoria, our birthing manikin, simulates a live birth and is one of only two such manikins in the tristate area.
  • Hal, our new state-of-the-art pediatric manikin, is the most advanced pediatric patient simulator in the United States—capable of simulating lifelike emotions through dynamic facial expressions, movement and speech.

Inside the Clinical Education and Simulation Lab

Program Info

Application Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, a B or above in all science and nursing classes and should submit the following:

  • Graduate application and $60 fee
  • Résumé
  • 500-word personal essay on your reasons for applying to the program
  • All previous college transcripts, including final transcript documenting a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited four-year institution
  • Applicants must submit their current New York State RN license

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