Graduate Nursing Program


Henderson State University’s MSN program offers the opportunity for a BSN or MSN prepared RN to obtain a graduate certificate in Nursing Education in an online environment allowing the flexibility to maintain full-time employment during completion. If you are a nurse interested in opening the door to numerous employment opportunities such as a nurse educator in a hospital-based or academic-based setting, the online NE certificate at HSU is a perfect fit. If you are already a nurse educator, the graduate NE certificate provides an opportunity to expand your knowledge regarding curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, evidence-based teaching strategies, learning theories, and program evaluation.

The graduate nursing education certificate can be completed in a variety of timeframes to meet the needs of working nurses. The courses have been designed to run concurrently over a single ten-week summer term for nurse educators who wish to complete the certificate in one summer. However, the courses can also be taken over 2 to 4 semesters to accommodate nurses who are working full-time. There is no on-campus component required for this certificate. In addition, the certificate can be completed simultaneously with both the FNP or NELA track options.

Requirements for Certificate Completion

Post BSN/MSN Nursing Education Certificate
MSN 5153 Nursing Education
MSN 5163 Nursing Education Practicum
MSN 5173 Nursing Education Technology
MSN 5183 Nursing Education Technology Practicum



  • Bachelor's degree in nursing and unencumbered license
  • Online classes with practicum experiences in your region


Graduate Nursing Student Handbook

Cost of Attendance

Technology Requirements