Dec 09, 2023  
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, M.S., Nurse Educator/Nurse Leader Concentrations

The MS program is a part-time, online degree open to registered nurses with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program nationally accredited by CCNE or NLNAC. The MS program has two concentrations: 1) Nurse Educator (NE) and 2) Nurse Leader (NL).

The MS program of study is for nurses who desire to become nurse educators or nurse leaders in any academic or health-related setting. The program mission is to prepare transformational learners and leaders to advance nursing education and practice, thus, addressing the complexities in the 21st century healthcare system. Core curricular concepts woven through the curriculum include transformation, communication, interconnected global perspective, outcomes orientation, and rural population health.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

M.S. Graduate are prepared to ensure better care, better health, and lower costs through their knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

  1. Lead change for quality care outcomes; implement safe, quality care to diverse patients in a variety of settings and roles;
  2. Apply teaching/learning principles to the design, implementation, and evaluation of growth in individuals or groups in a variety of settings;
  3. Build and lead interprofessional care teams;
  4. Design innovative nursing practices;
  5. Translate evidence into practice;
  6. Promote a healthy work environment for sustainability of the work force.


The University of Wyoming must receive complete application materials for the MS Program by the application deadline to be considered for fall admission (the entire MS application process is completed online). The applicant is responsible to make certain that UW is in receipt of all application materials/fees.

Criteria for admission as well as application instructions and deadlines can be found on the nursing website: (click on Nursing Programs, MS, Admission Criteria/Application).

Scholastic Requirements

University and College of Health Sciences policies governing scholastic requirements (e.g. major changes, probation and dismissal) apply to students enrolled in the School of Nursing. In addition to university/college requirements, the School of Nursing has further scholastic requirements for the MS Program. These requirements can be found on the nursing website: (click on Nursing Programs, MS, MS Program Student Handbook - section 6 Scholastic Requirements).


All MS students, regardless of concentration will take a set of core courses. In addition to the core courses, a group of specialty courses are required for each MS concentration.

Program of Study

A detailed, semester sequenced MS Program of Study can be found on the nursing website: (click on Nursing Programs, MS, MS Program of Study).