Education Concentration Details

Program Overview

The curriculum for the online M.S. in Nursing is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials of Master’s Education. The nurse educator concentration provides graduates with competence in applying teaching/learning principles to patients and/or students across the continuum of care in a variety of settings. Students in the nurse educator concentration require preparation across all nine essential areas linking graduate-level clinical practice content and experiences.

Delivery Format

Students complete the education concentration in an entirely online format using synchronous and asynchronous online classrooms as necessary.

Two Flexible Options

Students have a full time and part time progression option.  Full time students can complete the program in 4 consecutive semesters. Part time students can complete the program in 6 consecutive semesters (including summer). Students can begin in Fall, Spring, or Summer.

Practicum Courses

Students in the education concentration will complete 270-315 practicum hours throughout the program in a variety of settings.  The required practicums will be completed in the student’s local community, unless there are no local sites that meet eligibility criteria.  Students will identify practicum sites of interest through a formalized process facilitated by the course instructor.  The course instructor will work closely with the faculty member (course instructor) and the legal department at Frostburg State University to ensure that an affiliation agreement is finalized prior to the practicum experience that is mutually agreeable to both parties. 

Tuition and Cost

You can view detailed tuition and fees information online.

How do I apply?

Review the minimum admission criteria, as all of the documents indicated will need to be included with your electronic application. When ready, you can apply online.  For assistance in this process, contact Graduate Services at 301-687-7053 or via email at

Who do I contact for additional information?

Dr. Kara Platt is the coordinator for the Education concentration and can be reached via email (preferred method of contact) at or via phone at 301.687.4791

Program details

Education Concentration Contact:

Dr. Kara Platt
Telephone: 301.687.4791

Department Location: Education and Health Science Center

For more information or to send transcripts, please use the department email at

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The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at Frostburg State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.