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Nursing Education


Nursing education programs prepare registered nurses to teach in academic and clinical settings.

Nursing education programs include topics such as:


Many universities and nursing schools offer graduate degrees in nursing education. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

Some schools offer graduate certificates in nursing education. A graduate certificate usually takes about one year of full-time study.

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Program Admission

Graduate Admissions

Admission to graduate programs is competitive. You need a bachelor’s degree in nursing, good grades, and good test scores.

Additional requirements at some schools include:

Typical Course Work

Graduate Program Courses

This graduate program typically offers courses in the following subjects:


East Side Area

Washington State University - Pullman

King-Snohomish Area

Seattle Pacific University

Spokane Area

Washington State University Health Sciences - Spokane

Tacoma Area

University of Washington - Tacoma

Tri-Cities Area

Washington State University - Tri-Cities

Vancouver Area

Washington State University - Vancouver

Yakima Area

Washington State University - Pullman (Yakima)