Master of Science in Nursing Education (MSNED)
Admission to the certificate and graduate programs is based on an evaluation of demonstrated academic ability and professional experience. Students enter the program at the beginning of Fall semester only and may complete the 15 credit requirement for the Nurse Educator Certificate within three semesters, including one Summer semester.
Requirements for admission are (1) an unrestricted RN license (2) position as an instructor in staff development or other practice that support entry into an advanced degree program focused on instruction. Individuals with a master's degree are qualified to enroll in the Nurse Educator Certificate component of the MSNED program.
A candidate for admission must submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
- Completed application form
- $50 application fee
- Graduate applicant survey form
- Statement of intent describing:
1. Career goals encompassing the Nurse Educator role;
2. Statement of perceived differences between the RN and Nurse Educator roles;
3. Strengths the applicant brings to the Nurse Educator role.
- Three professional recommendations from colleagues who can describe your nursing/clinical/teaching and practice goals
- A personal résumé detailing professional work experience, to include relevant job titles, work experience, responsibilities and related activities
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended showing proof of a BS in nursing earned from an accredited school of nursing, as well as a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- A copy of your current unrestricted license to practice professional nursing in Utah (must be in good standing).
- Proof of current immunizations
- Applicants to the MSNEd program are required to obtain necessary screening through a certified background check company as a part of their application. The applicant will agree to release all of the required information from the certified background check company to the Dean and Chair of the Admission and Progression Committee of the MSNEd nursing program. Both state and federal background checks must be free of criminal arrest history. If there is a criminal arrest history expungement must be completed prior to submission of the application. Drug test results must be negative.
Upon completion of the application file with all required documentation according to application dates, the individual's application materials are submitted to the MSNED Admissions Committee for review. A personal interview with nursing faculty will be arranged by the School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Once accepted to the MSNED Program, applicants must submit a $250 tuition deposit within 30 days, which guarantees a place in the entering class for the Fall term. Westminster operates rolling admissions, so it is best to apply as soon as possible. To preserve the faculty to student ratio, space availability in each class is limited. Westminster College reserves the right to close the class earlier than dates specified if enrollment goals are met before those dates. See important application dates at westminstercollege.edu/graduate.