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The 39 credit hour MS Nursing Education program is designed to prepare graduates for a professional career as a nurse educator in academia or staff development. Graduates advance their careers as faculty and administrative leaders in a wide variety of settings including associate degree and baccalaureate degree nursing programs and institution based staff development. Upon completion of the MS program, the pursuit of a doctoral degree is strongly encouraged.
The SUNY Poly program promotes the application of didactic course content to the role of the nurse educator within academia and other educational venues. Course content includes theory, research, health policy, legal and regulatory issues, and grant proposal writing.
Practical expertise is acquired through a culminating internship which provides over 150 hours of directed educational experiences as a nurse educator, with an emphasis on teaching.
The program is available in a full online format and accommodates both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students can complete the program in 4 semesters (taking 9 credits/semester) by following the recommended plan of study. Part-time study will take approximately 6 semesters to complete but can vary depending on your particular course load each semester.
In addition to our Master's program, we also offer a post-master's Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education. Learn more.
Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs' Office at (315) 792-7505.