Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an emphasis in nursing education degree at Eastern New Mexico University fulfills the following needs:

  • Prepares nurses to assume the role of nursing instructor in associate and baccalaureate degree nursing programs in the state of New Mexico and beyond
  • Addresses the national and statewide nursing shortage by providing a larger pool of nursing instructors to enable the expansion and increase in graduate output of nursing schools in the region and throughout the U.S.
  • Provides nurses the opportunity to achieve a master level nursing degree without leaving their community, while working full-time and through a quality, low-cost, public institution of higher learning

"Increasing the number of MSN-prepared nurse educators is essential to achieving an adequate supply of nurses to ensure access to affordable, high quality healthcare." (U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 2004)



Eastern New Mexico University has the second lowest bachelor and master-level tuition in the state and is one of the most affordable advanced degree nursing programs in the U.S. Out-of-state students enrolling in six or fewer hours per semester pay tuition and fees at the low in-state rate. Current tuition and fees.



The MSN degree at Eastern New Mexico University is comprised of:

  • Thirty-six total credit hours, including 12 credits in the master core and 24 credits in the education emphasis
  • The completion of two classes (six credits) each spring, summer and fall semester to facilitate degree completion within two years