Graduate Nursing Programs

Nursing Education

SUNYIT Nursing Education studentsNow available online!

This program is extremely popular and traditionally fills prior to the application deadline. SUNY Poly reserves the right to close admission at any time prior to the published application deadline

The 36 credit hour MS Nursing Education program is designed to prepare graduates for a professional career as a nurse educator in academia or staff development. Graduates advance their careers as faculty and administrative leaders in a wide variety of settings including associate degree and baccalaureate degree nursing programs and institution based staff development. Upon completion of the MS program, the pursuit of a doctoral degree is strongly encouraged.

The SUNY Poly program promotes the application didactic course content to the role of the nurse educator within academia and other educational venues. Course content includes theory, research, health policy, legal and regulatory issues, grant proposal writing and specialty electives.

Practical expertise is acquired through a culminating internship which provides over 150 hours of directed educational experiences as a nurse educator, with an emphasis on teaching.

The program is available in a full online format and accommodates both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students can complete the program in 4 semesters (taking 9 credits/semester) by following the recommended plan of study.  Part-time study will take approximately 6 semesters to complete but can vary depending on your particular course load each semester. Students are required to complete the program within seven years of enrolling.

Please see our sample plans of study for both full-time and part-time completion for details:

Full-time | Part-time

CCNE AccreditedFor more information contact:
Francia Reed, MS, R.N., FNP-C
Coordinator Nursing Education Program
(315) 792-7295


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