Jun 15, 2024  
Mercy College 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
Mercy College 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Education, M.S.

Susan Moscou, Ph.D., Executive Director, Nursing 


Please note: Based on approval from the New York State Education Department, the curriculum was changed effective Fall 2021.  Please see the catalog addendum for more details.


The Nursing Education Program prepares Nurse Educators for faculty positions in Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Programs, and for staff development positions in health care institutions. Students are prepared to use state of the art technology in the planning, implementing and delivery of educational programs.

Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Nursing Education Program include: 

Core 15 credits
Specialization 21 credits
Total 36 credits


Nursing Education Curriculum


Total Credits: 36

Admission Requirements

  • Please refer to the general requirements for admission and matriculation in the Admissions  section of this catalog. 
  • Copy of current RN registration in the U.S.A. 

Transfer Credits

Graduate courses taken at other institutions prior to admission at Mercy College may, if pertinent to the plan of study, be credited to the graduate degree. Transfer credit is limited to six credits taken within the last five years in which the student has received a grade of B or above. 

Transfer courses taken prior to admission will not be computed in the quality point average.

Program Design

The program is designed for part-time students taking six credits per semester. The curriculum is organized so that education specialization courses are offered prior to the practicum course. All courses are offered either on-site or online.

Program Requirements

Requirements for matriculation and admission into the Master of Science Programs in Nursing include the following: 

  • Students applying for acceptance to the Nursing program may complete the process using the Mercy College website http://www.mercy.edu
  • Baccalaureate transcript with a nursing major from a professionally accredited program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (or for baccalaureate degrees in other fields, see the Bridge admission requirements here: Department of Nursing 

Capstone Requirement

The Nursing Education Program requires completion of a comprehensive Capstone project as part of the degree requirements.