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Nurse educators have specialized knowledge and skills for preparing nursing students, practicing nurses, and interprofessional team members to provide quality patient care in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Nurse educators are needed in academic and clinical settings to facilitate learning that promotes the health of patients, families, communities, and populations.

As a masters student in the Nursing Education track, you will experience:

  • Mentoring and clinical supervision by nursing faculty in a variety of specialties, depending on your specific interest.
  • Preparation for teaching at community colleges, universities, or in clinical practice areas.
  • Online course access, with an opportunity to arrange practicum experiences in your home community.
  • Options for a full-time or part-time program of study.

The programs of study at the College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 

At the University of Utah, our courses combine the flexibility of online teaching with the advantages and direct engagement of traditional teaching. Enjoy the benefit of studying online at your own pace while still engaging with classmates and instructors. This flexible way of teaching improves your overall experience and your ability to retain what you learn.

Interactive learning comes in a variety of ways:

  • Group assignments, where you collaborate via email or a discussion forum to answer a problem set.
  • Contributions to a discussion forum, where you directly respond to previous posts.
  • Peer reviews, where you review and comment on assignments from other students.

Our classes also offer multiple routes to stay connected and get help:

  • Communicate directly with the instructor via email.
  • Participate in and guide online discussions.
  • Attend online office hours in discussion threads or on the phone.
  • Instructors are available in “real” office hours for students on or near campus; for some courses we offer Q&A sessions in a classroom.

Masters of Science Major in Nursing


 Learn more about required program courses here.

Residents of the WICHE region are eligible for in-state tuition.

The college of nursing has a nursing deferential, please see this tuition calculator to calculate your estimated tuition costs:

Tuition for online courses is based on residency and is the same whether you take an online or on campus course. Online students do pay an additional $60 fee, per course, to cover the costs of operating online courses.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Nursing Faculty Average Salary is $82,790 annually in Utah.

The following are the minimum requirements needed to apply for the MS program: Completed application for graduate admission

  • Transcripts from ANY and ALL colleges and universities attended, including the University of Utah, must be uploaded as part of the graduate application.
  • Evidence of a bachelor's degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited university or college, and a nationally accredited nursing school from either:
    • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Accreditation (CCNE), or
    • The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) professional references
  • Professional goal statement

Time to Complete

The Nursing Education Track can be completed in as few as five semesters.*  The program is in an asynchronous, online format allowing you the flexibility you need. The 240 hours of practicum with expert educators and leaders give you the opportunity to practice what you are learning and build your experiential portfolio.

*MS program only. Does not include any general education or prerequisites.

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program are only accepted for the Fall term. 

Fall: December 15


Department Contacts

Ashley Cadiz

Program Manager
Phone: 801-581-8198

Last Updated: 6/17/21