2+ Years to Complete
Requires Some Live Web Classes
In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency
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Master of Science - Nurse Educator Track
Begins every Fall (August)
What Others Have Said
"I appreciate all of the guidance and really enjoyed your program. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in getting a BSN."
Tricia F., RN to BSN Graduate, Minnesota
“Due to the focus of my final project, I have been asked to be a participant on a statewide advisory group looking at the role of public health with mental health! The behavioral health expert at the state department of health recommended me based on her review of my final paper. This is a huge deal and such a tangible reward for pursuing the APHN master’s degree @ UND! I will actually be paid to focus some of my work time on an area that I am completely passionate about.”
Maureen Alms, Advanced Public Health Nurse Track, Red Wing, MN
“I needed to prepare myself for a change. So I [returned] to school to obtain my Master's degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I chose online education as a necessity. I must continue to work while I attend school to support my family. Online coursework is great for the flexibility it provides. Once I have obtained my advanced practice nursing degree, I will be able to function in a new nursing role that I could not do before. This is very exciting to me, and I am looking forward to this accomplishment.”
Heidi Shannon, Family Nurse Practitioner Track, Thompson, ND
"I chose the online program because it allows me to continue my education while working at the same time. The flexibility is great for someone with a busy schedule. I would definitely recommend online education to anyone. The instructors are so friendly and the information is laid out in a simple manner."
Alissa Jasken, Family Nurse Practitioner Track, White Earth Home Health, White Earth, MN
"Public Health is challenging but I am having a lot of fun learning the different aspects and the specifics. I have a wonderful instructor that takes the time to give detailed feedback, which is very helpful especially when you are in an online course."
Corissa Anderson, Superior, WI
“I chose UND because I wanted a college with a great, well known nursing program. UND has had a successful nursing program for decades and I wanted to be a part of that. I also wanted a program with an online option that was well planned. My online experience with UND has been wonderful. The classes have worked out great along with my work schedule and the staff has always been available 100% of the time to help with any questions or concerns that I have had. I would highly recommend this program to others.”
Rebecca Kreis, Oncology Department, Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND
“I wanted a program that understood the dynamics of caring for patients in a frontier setting and the capabilities to provide a well-rounded program that was focused on the success of their students. Living in Montana and being able to receive an education of such magnitude without uprooting my family has been a blessing.”
Jennifer Durward, RN, Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Track
“I live in a very small, rural North Dakota town and there is no way I could have achieved my goal of becoming a master's-prepared nursing instructor without the distance education program from UND. To be able to work full time, be a full-time wife and mom, AND a full-time student as well would not have been possible without the flexibility of my online studies. I would most definitely recommend the distance education program at UND! If you have a passion to learn and the belief in yourself that you can succeed, you CAN achieve your dreams!”
Penny Briese, Nurse Educator Track, Edgeley, ND
“When I found out that I could get my Master's degree online, I was very excited. Online education is wonderful and has allowed me to keep my full-time job and not have to uproot my family. I was able to do all my work on my own schedule and on the pace that I wanted to. I would definitely recommend online programs to others. Being able to attend UND online has allowed me to earn an advanced degree without having to change my entire life; I would never have completed my Master's if not for [UND's] online opportunities.”
Rhea Allery, Nurse Educator Track Graduate, August 2009, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Belcourt, ND
“Online and distance learning through UND provides the opportunity to obtain a graduate degree from an outstanding university and the flexibility to complete coursework when it is convenient for me. It allows me to take graduate classes while working full-time and raising three boys. The instructors are more available online than my undergraduate instructors were on campus. I have had amazing group experiences with classmates. The tech support staff has been wonderful.”
Jean Matheson Dahlke, Nurse Educator Track
“I chose the online program at UND due to the flexibility that [it] can provide. It is important to me to balance my work and school responsibilities with a commitment to be available to my wife and two small children. I would recommend this program to others, as it has been a great experience thus far and I look forward to continuing my online learning experience through UND.”
Tom Johnson, Inpatient Psychiatry, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
“With my busy schedule of being a mother and working a full-time job, taking classes online allows me to pursue my education at my own pace. My nursing advisor has been wonderful and so helpful. All of my teachers and faculty members, including financial aid, the registrar’s office, the bookstore and the help desk, have been very accommodating. I would definitely recommend UND and this program to others.”
Megan Beug, RN, Innovis Hospital (Fargo, ND), Detroit Lakes, MN
". . . I started teaching at one of the technical colleges up here last August (after 28 years in the hospital), so am just finishing my first year and have used just about every book and most of the skills that I learned since starting the UND program in January 2008. The Nurse Educator Track's combination of classes, projects, papers, and field work were just perfect preparation . . . After a little time off, my plan is to begin exploring the possibility of a PhD program."
Cate Edlebeck, Nurse Educator Track Graduate, 2010
"I have gained a wealth of knowledge being in the program. This has helped shape my vision and propelled me to make numerous revisions in the project [sanitation & hygiene project in Njinikom, Cameroon]. I initiated the project prior to getting into UND and since being in the program I have become proficient in my leadership, collaborative and communication skills. I have also developed proficiency in program assessment, implementation and evaluation. The instructors are readily available and would go an extra mile to assist students. The virtual classroom setting accords me the flexibility to travel, engage in my projects across the globe and study all at the same time. It is a wonderful experience."
Irin Njuakom, Advanced Public Health Nurse Track Graduate, May 2012, Cameroon, Africa