Oksana Anohina, RN-BS ’12, MSN ’20

“While nursing chose me, I emphatically chose Elms over a significant number of other institutions. Elms has a culture that is unique in my experience, drawing from the basis of a Catholic private school, and expanding upon that.”

A staff nurse on the ICU/CCU unit at Cooley Dickinson hospital, Oksana Anohina ’12, ’20, chose to specialize in nursing education to better prepare future generations of nurses to the increasingly complex health care environment.

MSN in Nursing Education

This MSN track prepares graduates to educate the next generation of nurses. Specifically, the nursing education track prepares nurses to assume leadership roles as dynamic educators in baccalaureate and associate degree programs, staff development, continuing education, and community education programs.

Students create curricula, plan programs, explore evaluation techniques, and teach with experts. This track includes two education practicums, taken at the end of the program after all required courses are completed, that provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills learned as well as obtain graduate-level clinical practice and teaching experience in the area of nursing practice.


Click to view course requirements for the MSN in Nursing Education.

Plan of Study: 8-Week Semester
Year 1, Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5005Nursing Knowledge & Practice3
NUR 6001Technology: Methods & Tools for Graduate Study1
NUR 6401Mobile Apps for Nursing Practice1
NUR 6402Nursing and Healthcare Informatics1
NUR 6403Simulation for Nurse Educators1

Year 1, Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6204Pharmacology for the Master’s Prepared Nurse3
NUR 6400Leadership and Management in Healthcare3

Year 1, Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5105Translating and Integrating Evidence into Practice3
NUR 6202Curriculum Design, Program Planning, and Evaluation3

Year 1, Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5302Health Care Policy and Advocacy3
NUR 6102Teaching and Evaluation Strategies3

Year 1, Summer 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6109Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology3

Year 1, Summer 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6107Advanced Comprehensive Health Assessment3

Year 2, Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6701Nursing Education Practicum I3

Year 2, Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6702Nursing Education Practicum II3