College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Nursing Education - Online MS

The Instructional Program

SUNY Delhi's online Master of Science (MS.) in Nursing Education focuses on nursing education and prepares graduates to fulfill roles as nurse educators in pre-licensure and baccalaureate programs, staff development coordinators, and in-service and community educators. This program not only prepares nurses at the graduate level to attain faculty positions, but also serves as a foundation for doctoral studies. The MS in Nursing Education program is completely online, offering versatility and flexibility for the working registered nurse. Precepted practicum experiences for capstone courses are completed in the student's community or through experiences with distance education programs. Opportunities for full- and part-time study are available to allow students to proceed at their own pace.

Highlights of the program include the following:

  • A 42-credit program.
  • Program completion on a full- or part-time basis..
  • Two seven-week sessions per semester with the option of matriculating into the program during any session in fall, spring, or summer.
  • Students can take up to eight credits per session or 16 credits per semester.
  • Students have up to 13 semesters, including summer sessions, from date of registration as a matriculated student to complete the program.
  • Practicum experiences conducted at agencies in the student's community.
  • Quality web-supported classes taught by faculty with the highest credentials in the field.
  • Graduate support services that include online enrollment counseling, financial aid, library resources, tutoring, advisement, and technological support.
  • Eligibility to sit for the National League for Nursing certification examination for nurse educators.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission*

  • Graduate from an ACEN or CCNE accredited baccalaureate program.
  • A descriptive statistics course with a grade of C or better within 10 years.
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • A current unencumbered license to practice as a registered professional nurse.
  • Two satisfactory academic or professional references attesting to the applicant's potential for graduate study.
  • A personal statement of approximately 750-1000 words addressing how graduate education correlates with your career plans and will advance your professional growth.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.

Additional recommended requirements:

  • Computer literacy skills
  • Proficiency in technical standards
  • One year of full-time employment is strongly encouraged prior to beginning a program of study

Castle Branch - Mandatory for students who are accepted to this program.

SUNY Delhi's School of Nursing uses Castle Branch to manage practicum requirements of the program (health, background check, CPR, immunizations, etc.). All students accepted into SUNY Delhi's nursing programs will be required to create a profile and complete a background check at the time of acceptance.

To Apply

Applicants must apply online at the SUNY Delhi website, click Find Your Major; choose Nursing Education - MS Online for application guidelines and to apply online.

*Admissions requirements are subject to change.


Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 42

  • All nursing majors have an advisor in the School of Nursing with whom they must consult regularly to plan their semester course work.
  • All courses require a grade of B or higher.

Major Courses Required= 42 credit hours

Course No.

Course Cr. Hrs.
ALHT 500 Health Policy and Technology in Healthcare 3
ALHT 501 Leadership and Quality Improvement in Healthcare Systems 3
NURS 501 Quantitative Methods and Statistics 3
NURS 502 Advanced Nursing Research 3
  Advanced Nursing Practice Core  
NURS 503 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 504 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NURS 505 Advanced Health Assessment 3
  Nursing Education Core  
NURS 600 Development of the Nurse Educator 3
NURS 601 Principles of Teaching and Learning 3
NURS 602 Curriculum Development and Instructional Design 3
NURS 603 Measurement and Evaluation in Nursing Education 4
NURS 604 Graduate Practicum I 4
NURS 605 Graduate Practicum II 4

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the SUNY Delhi MS in Nursing Education program will:

  • Integrate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing and related disciplines into the nurse educator role.
  • Use scientific inquiry and quality principles to identify problems and individualize patient care designed to improve care outcomes.
  • Apply advanced knowledge of leadership and management to affect change and influence health policy to transform care delivery systems.
  • Practice inter-professional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes.
  • Demonstrate competence in the advanced nursing role to meet current and emerging health needs of a changing global society.
  • Apply teaching/learning principles with learners across the continuum of care in a variety of settings.