Conveniently Advance Your Nursing Career

Advancement through Specialization

Earn an MSN degree and transform your nursing career. This program is comprised of a Nurse Educator specialization and requires 36 semester hours to graduate so you can apply your knowledge in real-life situations while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Coursework is 100 percent online, offered full-time and can be completed in less than 18 months.


Cumberland University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) 1866 Southern Ln., Decatur, GA 30033, 404.679.4500.

The Nursing program at Cumberland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791. The school is pursuing and following the process for the same accreditation status regarding the Online MSN program.

Learning Online at Cumberland

The only difference is how you learn. Not what you learn. With over 175 years of experience teaching students, at Cumberland University you can earn the MSN hospitals demand, but study when and where you want. THE NET.WORK™ connects you to:
• Engaged Classmates • Expert Professors • Practical Courses

What You’ll Learn

Higher level synthesis of theoretical foundations related to nursing science

Increased specialization as a Nurse Educator

Communication, critical-thinking, and decision-making skills

Demonstrable leadership and management skills with emphasis on improved patient outcomes

Degree Requirements

MSN Core Curriculum (20 hours)
Nurse Educator Specialization (16 hours)
Total Degree Program Requirements (36 hours)

MSN5100 Nursing Theoretical Foundations (2)
MSN5110 Nursing Research & Scholarly Synthesis (2)
MSN5200 Advanced Physical Health Assessment (4)
MSN5120 Health Information Systems and Nursing Technology (2)
MSN5130 Professional Leadership Role and Interprofessional Collaboration (2)
MSN5210 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology (3)
MSN 5140 Legislation, Policy, Regulations, and Ethics in Health Care (2)
MSN5220 Advanced Pharmacology (3)

MSN6100 Nurse Educator Foundations (2)
MSN6110 Nurse Educator Role and Dynamic of Higher Education (2)
MSN6120 Teaching Strategies, Learning, and Evaluation Methods (2)
MSN6130 Curriculum Frameworks and Design (2)
MSN6510 Nursing Education Capstone (4)
MSN6520 Nursing Education Practicum (4)

*There will be 240 Practicum hours required to graduate from the MSN program and they may be completed in one or two of the last semesters.


To apply, you’ll need:

A BSN from a regionally accredited institution
2.5 GPA (with exceptions)
Unencumbered RN license (need not be currently employed)
Completion of the following prerequisites:
Undergraduate level statistics course


Not only does a Cumberland MSN cost less than many other schools, but increased demand for graduate level nurses in the healthcare industry makes your return on this investment even better. Our unique program does everything to provide you with knowledge you can use to help your patients — and your career — every day.

Your Course Path

Finish Your Degree in 18 months!

  • Semester 1
  • 16 Weeks
    8 Credits
  • 8 Weeks 8 Weeks

  • Semester 2
  • 16 Weeks
    7 Credits
  • 8 Weeks 8 Weeks

  • Semester 3
  • 16 Weeks
    7 Credits
  • 8 Weeks 8 Weeks
    MSN 5140

  • Semester 4
  • 16 Weeks 7 Credits
  • 8 Weeks 8 Weeks

  • Semester 5
  • 16 Weeks 7 Credits
  • 8 Weeks 8 Weeks

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Ronda Landers

Program Director

Ronda Landers
(615) 576-1337