MSN, Nurse Educator


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This Online MSN degree in nurse education is an CCNE-accredited program that can be completed online in less than 24 months.

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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 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.

Other MSN Program Info

Nurse Educator Salary & Job Outlook

Nursing salaries for nurse educators vary widely across the U.S. and are based upon geography, type of institution, degree level, and experience. O*Net indicates the U.S. median salary in 2013 for Health Specialties, Teachers, Postsecondary was $85,030 per year, with an average projected job growth until 2020 of 10% to 19%.

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