MSN, Nurse Educator
Have a Real Impact, Become a Nurse Educator with an MSN Degree Online
The critical shortage of nurses in healthcare today is due in part to the shortage of qualified nurse educators to teach tomorrow's nurses.
If you are a Registered Nurse and interested in a career in teaching, consider earning your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) as an Educator.
Nurse Educators are employed in many educational settings including colleges, universities, hospital-based nursing schools and other post-secondary institutions. As a nurse faculty member, you will impart valuable knowledge and skills to future nurses - based on your own education and experience.
This program format caters to working nurses and allows them to balance educational goals with personal and professional responsibilities.
MSN Program Info
- This online MSN program is a CCNE-accredited program that can be completed online in 21 months.
- The program is designed for busy Registered Nurses (RNs) who have a passion for the nursing profession as well as for learning, teaching and working with students.
- The curriculum provides the skills and knowledge needed to work as a nurse educator in many different settings.
- Students gain teaching experience through practicum and projects.
- Courses are five or ten weeks long, with one week off before the start of the next course.
- Students can access courses at any time of the day and from anywhere with Internet access.
- Upon completion of the program, graduates may be eligible for the NLN Certified Nurse Educator Exam.
Nurse Educator Salary & Job Outlook
Nursing salaries for nurse educators vary widely in the U.S. and are based upon many factors including geography, job description, specialty and experience. According to O*Net, the median salary in 2014 for Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in the United States was $66,100 per year, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a much faster than average job growth of 19 percent between 2014 and 2024.
- American Nurses Association
- National League For Nursing (NLN)
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
The master's degree in nursing at Nebraska Methodist College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation
To be successful with your online courses, you should have a basic understanding of computers and the internet. Read more about the minimum knowledge and hardware requisites on our Online Technology Requirements page.