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Master of Science in
Nursing Education
Offered through Independence University

Prepare to be in demand as a nurse educator1

Healthcare needs well-prepared nurses to care for an ever-growing number of patients. As a nurse educator, you could help train the next generation of nurses and get them ready for the real-world challenges they’ll face in the fast-evolving healthcare system.

With a Nursing Education master’s degree offered fully online through our affiliated institution, Independence University, you could pursue a more rewarding, more satisfying career.


The Master of Science in Nursing Education degree program teaches registered nurses (RNs) to become nurse educators in a wide variety of settings, including higher education, healthcare staff development, vocational education, and patient education. During your online degree program, you’ll develop practical skills and knowledge in the latest nursing trends and theory. In addition, you’ll learn effective teaching techniques and methods.


With your master’s degree, you could help teach current or future nurses the foundational principles, concepts, and competencies they need to begin or advance their nursing careers.



With three conveniently located campuses, California College San Diego is the right place to earn your degree in San Diego. Take advantage of our easy parking, friendly staff, and modern facilities.

This program is offered at the following location(s):

  • Online through our affiliated institution, Independence University.


A master’s in Nursing Education could help you pursue career positions such as:2
  • Nurse educator
  • Nursing instructor
  • Patient education specialist
  • Healthcare staff training and development specialist


As you pursue your master’s degree in Nursing Education, you’ll learn key topics and skills:3
  • Teaching critical thinking and clinical decisions
  • Technologies for nursing education and practice
  • Outcomes assessment
  • Quality management
  • Advanced nursing theory
  • Research and evaluation methods
  • Instructional strategy
  • Advanced pharmacology

Check Out the Program and Courses

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Why Choose California College San Diego?

CCSD offers the convenience, flexibility, and employment- focused education you need to launch a better career—faster. You can finish your degree in as few as 20 months!4

In addition, our flexible courses allow you to arrange your classes according to your schedule. Go to school during the day, in the evening, or online.5

Our programs are designed for employment in some of today’s most rewarding job fields, without elective courses that you don’t need or want. Your program will help prepare you for your career in Southern California and beyond.

  • 1 Convenient
  • 2 Employment-focused
  • 3 Flexible
  • 4 Path to a better career


California College San Diego is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

  1. Career Outlook: http://dailynurse.com/nursing-job-growth-outlook-2017/
  2. The college does not guarantee a job. Gaining employment is the graduate’s responsibility.
  3. Program subject material is subject to change. For up-to-date details, see the current version of the student catalog.
  4. General timeframe for completion of an Associate’s degree.
  5. Offered onsite and/or fully online through Independence University. See catalog for available locations.

California College San Diego admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.