RN to MSN Online Program - Nurse Educator

24-month online RN to MSN program online—designed for working nurses.

West Coast University offers working nurses the opportunity to earn an online RN to MSN - Nurse Educator in as little as two years. In this program, a bachelor’s degree is not required for admission. Classes are online.

If you’re an RN with an unobstructed license, West Coast University could help you earn an online RN to Master of Science in Nursing degree in as little as 2 years with a program designed for working nurses—to help you prepare for the next level of leadership and professional achievement.

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The West Coast University RN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program online - Nurse Educator track helps prepare students to take an active role in designing, implementing and evaluating educational programs that facilitate the learning of online nursing students and colleagues in the service setting, as well as other health professionals and patients.

Nurse Educators are critical players in ensuring quality educational experiences to prepare the nursing workforce, as they facilitate learner development and use assessment and evaluation strategies to address issues that effect program outcomes. The RN to MSN online student should be prepared to explore curriculum design and evaluation of educational programs in a variety of settings, and engage in scholarship, service and leadership pursuits as a Nurse Educator.

WCU Advantages

Get the most out of your online degree with these clear advantages:

  • 24-month RN to MSN online program
  • Access to on-campus student services including Career Services, and in California and Texas, access to our technologically advanced Simulation Centers
  • Streamlined curriculum allowing for transfer credits—up to 90 credit hours
  • 270 Practice Experience hours
  • Includes Curriculum and Instruction course which helps prepare graduates for teaching opportunities
  • Discounted CEs through Contemporary Forums—the leader in healthcare continuing education—plus professional networking opportunities and more
  • Competitive tuition—ask about our Nursing Partner Grant
  • WCU is regionally accredited by WSCUC and our online nursing programs are CCNE accredited

The RN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) online programs are based on the Essentials of Master’s Education established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the RN to MSN online graduate degree curriculum provides the tools needed to teach others and prepare for current and future career opportunities.

Online Environment

At WCU, you are not alone. You should have the support and guidance that should help you achieve your professional goals.  Our online classes are energizing, engaging and enriched with video content, simulations, adaptive quizzing and on the-go resources— to help you stay connected wherever you are. WCU’s RN to MSN online programs are simple to navigate and easy to use while we support you with clear and continuous access to your instructors, peers, Student Services and our 24/7 technical support.

If you are a RN looking to advance your education, consider your options at West Coast University. WCU offers multiple online programs for RNs – RN to BSN and RN to MSN (multiple track options). Learn how you can maximize your time and tuition dollars advancing directly from an RN to an MSN!

Support Beyond Graduation

West Coast University supports its RN to MSN online students beyond the last day of class.  We are committed to helping our RN to MSN online graduates throughout their careers.

Through our Career Service Department, we provide ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our students and graduates.  We partner with industry professionals and enhance the prospects for securing employment and obtaining professional success. 

Since healthcare professionals are life-long learners, WCU assists its graduates by providing them ongoing discounted CEs through a complimentary membership to our partner company, Contemporary Forums 

Challenge/Advanced Placement for Military Personnel

Individuals who have held Military Health Care Training may be eligible to receive credit for previous education training. 

Learn more about Challenge Credit
Nursing Challenge Exam Additional Requirements


The distance education nursing programs for Texas residents is offered through the Dallas, TX campus. For other states, nursing distance education is offered through the Orange County, CA campus and may not be available to residents in all states. The RN to MSN Nurse Educator program requires 135 hours of Practice Experience.

West Coast University's Master of Science in Nursing program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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Distance education is offered through the Orange County, CA campus. Texas residents' distance education is offered through the Dallas, TX campus.