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Nursing Education

Diversify your nursing career by engaging with coursework that prepares you for positions in nursing education across schools and colleges of nursing, as well as larger health care agencies.

Nursing Education – Online Certificate 

In the Nursing Education online certificate program at Montana State, candidates are introduced to education theory as it applies to the healthcare sector. All courses, which range from curriculum development to teaching effectively in a clinical setting, are delivered completely online. An optional teaching practicum is available. The Certificate in Nursing Education is open to all graduate nursing students and nurses who have at least a B.S.N. Completion of the certificate qualifies students to sit for national Nurse Educator certification (CNE).






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Rural Health Outreach
Montana State’s College of Nursing is a national leader in rural nursing research through the Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center.

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Carnegie Classified
The prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education® ranks Montana State University among the Top 5 public, 4-year universities for Very High Research Activity with a STEM-dominant research doctoral program.

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Caring For Our Own
The Caring for Our Own Program (CO-OP) offers support to Native American and Alaska Native nursing students and prepares them for practice, management and leadership to serve American Indian communities.




Fund Your Education

The Graduate School at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources the College of Nursing and Graduate School offer includes:

Additionally, teaching or research assistantships may be available to selected graduate students. 

Distance Learning

Montana State’s graduate programs in the College of Nursing are designed to fit into students’ busy working schedules with distance learning. All graduate courses are offered primarily online, with a variety of class activities that are able to be completed at any time. Video conferencing with faculty and classmates complements the coursework.






Admissions Requirements

Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Nursing Education certificate program is not different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Nursing Education certificate program. This includes any additional deadlines that the College of Nursing may have aside from the Graduate School, which does practice rolling admissions.