RN to MSN, Nurse Educator
Become a Nurse Educator with our RN to MSN Track — 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 as an Educator (RN to MSN, Educator).
Nurse Educators are employed in many educational settings including colleges, universities, hospital-based nursing schools and other postsecondary institutions. As a nurse faculty member, you will impart valuable knowledge and skills to future nurses - based on your own education and experience.
The online format caters to working nurses and allows them to balance educational goals with personal and professional responsibilities.
RN to MSN Program Information
- The Online RN to MSN program is a CCNE-accredited program and this track can be completed in 30 months.
- The track 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.
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. MastersInNursing.com indicates the average annual salary for a nurse educator is roughly $70,000.
Nurse educator funding sources may be available through various resources, learn more at aacne.nche.edu.
- American Nurses Association (ANA)
- National League For Nursing (NLN)
- Listing of National & International Nursing Organizations
This master's degree in nursing at Nebraska Methodist College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036-1120. Phone: 202-887-6791
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.