Marcille Jorgenson

Associate Professor of Nursing
Nursing Building

MSN Tracks

The MSN in nursing education is an online faith-based graduate nursing program that prepares nurses to serve in the faculty/nurse educator roles within the health care setting.

This program runs as an online cohort model with 10 5-week classes in a 12 month period, allowing completion of the program in 16 months.

The curriculum prepares graduates to develop and evaluate curriculum and to effectively implement innovative teaching strategies using multiple learning formats while emphasizing the spiritual, ethical and moral dimensions of the art of nursing. The MSN in nursing education prepares nurses to teach at a faculty level in nursing programs as well as to accept educator positions within hospital and clinic settings.

The MSN in nursing leadership and healthcare administration emphasis is a fully online faith-based graduate nursing program that prepares nurses to serve in the  leadership and administrative roles within health care settings. The curriculum uses diverse leadership and organizational theories as a foundation, and is designed to provide the participant with advanced problem-solving skills to address issues in modern healthcare. Focus will be on new models of leadership, strategic planning, program development and management, financial management, evidence based healthcare delivery and change project design and implementation.

The curriculum prepares graduates for leadership and educator positions, emphasizing the spiritual, ethical, and moral dimensions of the art of nursing.

Post-Master’s Certificate

The Post-Master’s Certificate in nursing education program at Charleston Southern University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health provides opportunities for students who already have a master’s degree in nursing to gain specialized knowledge within the nursing education specialty area. The program is open to registered nurses who possess a master’s degree from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited nursing school. Students have two options to complete the certificate program: one with a Practicum course and one without a Practicum course. Students completing one of these two programs of study will be awarded a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education.

Tuition Discount

Employees of Trident Health Systems, Greenville Health System and Spartanburg Regional Hospital enrolling in a Master of Science in Nursing program at Charleston Southern University are eligible for a 10% Tuition Discount. Click here to view our current tuition rates.

Job Placement Rates

MSN job placement rates in Nurse Educator or Nurse Leader role within 12 months after graduation.

Graduation Year201720162015
Job Placement Rate88%73%71%

Program Completion Rates

Program Completion = # of students who completed the program option in 150% of the program length divided by # of students who entered the program in a designated year

Note: Completion rates may be affected by students who elect to delay course enrollment due to financial, work, or personal concerns. While data is collected based upon the number of students who complete the program in 150% of the designated program length, students may complete the program within a maximum of 6 years.

Program Option2017 Cohort2016 Cohort2015 Cohort
Nurse Educator Track
ADN-MSN FT100%100%100%
ADN-MSN PTn/an/an/a
BSN-MSN FT50% (1 student withdrew due to work situation)100%100%
BSN-MSN PT1 in progress and on track to complete degree in Dec. 2019100%67%
Nurse Educator Track Totals67%, subject to change; pending student in progress100%88%
Nurse Leader Track
ADN-MSN FTn/an/an/a
ADN-MSN PTn/an/a100%
BSN-MSN FT100%100%n/a
BSN-MSN PT1 in progress and on track to complete degree in Dec. 20191 in progress and on track to complete degree in Dec. 201950%
Nurse Leader Track Totals50%, subject to change pending student in progress67%, subject to change pending student in progress75%
Post-Master’s Certificaten/an/an/a
TOTALS63%, subject to change pending students in progress92%, subject to change pending students in progress86%