Graduate Nursing Programs

Master of Science in Nursing Education

The next generation of nurse leaders

The MSN in Nursing Education prepares you for a career as a nurse educator in schools of nursing, from the local community college to the undergraduate level at a major university. Hospitals, medical centers and other healthcare facilities employ nurse educators for ongoing workforce development and patient education.

Our MSN program will help you develop the research and evidence-based practice skills you need to create educational programs that engage and inspire students and colleagues alike.

You may also find yourself advocating for your profession before your local legislature or in the halls of Congress. Just as important, if promoting excellence across nursing is your passion, you’ll be doing something you love.

As a nurse educator, you’ll act as both mentor and role model to novice and experienced nurses alike – becoming a driving force in improving the training of nurse professionals and improving patient care.


  • A 4-year nursing degree from an accredited program conferred prior to the start of the program
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Current, unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse
  • For new baccalaureate graduates, admission will be conditional pending licensure by the end of the summer semester.


Tuition is charged based on the number of credits taken per semester.

MSN-Education: $710 per credit hour

You will also be charged a Program or Technology Fee each semester. In some semesters, you may be charged additional fees (such as simulation laboratory fees) that are associated with certain courses.

Financial Information

Personalized financial assistance is available through the financial aid office.

There may be the opportunity for tuition discounts if you are an Alum, employee of CentraCare or the VA health system. There are limited opportunities for graduate nursing assistantships that could reduce tuition cost. Please contact the graduate nursing program chair for more information about tuition discounts or the graduate nursing assistantship.

Contact the Nursing Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Jennifer Peterson
Assistant Professor

Dr. Carrie Hoover