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.
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 the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary in May 2019 for Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in the United States was $79,540 per year, with a much faster than average projected job growth of 11 percent between 2018 and 2028.