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 with a focus as a Nurse 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 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 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 the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary in May 2015 for Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in the United States was $67,480 per year, with a much faster than average projected job growth of 19 percent between 2014 and 2024.
MSN Blog Posts
- Why Earn Your MSN? Students Share Their Stories
- Why the Time Is Right to Jump from BSN to MSN
- Earning Your MSN Degree: Where Should You Specialize?
- In-Depth Guide to the Nurse Faculty Loan Program
- Why Nurse Educator Degrees Are In Season This Summer
- American Nurses Association (ANA)
- 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.ccneaccreditation.org