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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Nurse Educator

Earn Your MSN Nurse Educator Degree in Under 2 Years

Prepare for a rewarding career in education by earning your MSN nurse educator degree online in as little as 15 months. Our CCNE-accredited program offers flexible online classes and the opportunity to gain experience practicing your skills as an academic or clinical nurse educator. Learn more now!

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Nurse Educator MSN Program Courses & On-Site Training

Our online MSN nurse educator programs can prepare you with the instructional and clinical skills needed to teach and mentor your fellow nurses. The MSN core courses can help you to strengthen your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills as well as further your mastery of evidence-based practice, health promotion, disease prevention, and more.

Once you start the nurse educator courses online, you’ll study instructional design as well as curriculum, pedagogy, and evaluation strategies. In your on-site practicum courses, you can gain 175+ hours of experience as a nurse educator, while working under the supervision of a more seasoned instructor.

How to Become a Nurse Educator

In as little as 15 months, our online nurse educator MSN program can prepare you for nurse educator jobs in academic or clinical settings. After completing your nurse educator MSN degree, you will meet the requirements to sit for a nurse educator certification examination* through national certifying bodies such as the National League for Nursing. Certification is not required for all nurse educator jobs, but some academic institutions may prefer to hire a certified nurse educator over an individual who has not completed the certified nurse educator exam.

MSN Nurse Educator Admissions Requirements

A BSN degree in nursing from an accredited school and a valid unencumbered RN license are required for admission to our nurse educator MSN programs. Required program prerequisites include undergraduate courses in statistics and nursing research. For a full list of our nurse educator MSN requirements, including GPA requirements and provisional admissions criteria, refer to the Academic Catalog or contact Admissions at 1.800.688.0932. Financial aid and scholarships for our nurse educator programs are available to those who qualify.

RNs who do not hold a BSN can take a streamlined path preparing to become a nurse educator in our RN to MSN with a specialization in Nurse Educator program online.

Nurses who already hold a master’s degree in nursing should consider our post master’s Nurse Educator certificate program, which can be completed in as little as 8 months.

Nurse Educator MSN Program Courses & On-Site Training

Our online MSN nurse educator programs can prepare you with the instructional and clinical skills needed to teach and mentor your fellow nurses. The MSN core courses can help you to strengthen your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills as well as further your mastery of evidence-based practice, health promotion, disease prevention, and more.

Once you start the nurse educator courses online, you’ll study instructional design as well as curriculum, pedagogy, and evaluation strategies. In your on-site practicum courses, you can gain 175+ hours of experience as a nurse educator, while working under the supervision of a more seasoned instructor.

How to Become a Nurse Educator

In as little as 15 months, our online nurse educator MSN program can prepare you for nurse educator jobs in academic or clinical settings. After completing your nurse educator MSN degree, you will meet the requirements to sit for a nurse educator certification examination* through national certifying bodies such as the National League for Nursing. Certification is not required for all nurse educator jobs, but some academic institutions may prefer to hire a certified nurse educator over an individual who has not completed the certified nurse educator exam.

MSN Nurse Educator Admissions Requirements

A BSN degree in nursing from an accredited school and a valid unencumbered RN license are required for admission to our nurse educator MSN programs. Required program prerequisites include undergraduate courses in statistics and nursing research. For a full list of our nurse educator MSN requirements, including GPA requirements and provisional admissions criteria, refer to the Academic Catalog or contact Admissions at 1.800.688.0932. Financial aid and scholarships for our nurse educator programs are available to those who qualify.

RNs who do not hold a BSN can take a streamlined path preparing to become a nurse educator in our RN to MSN with a specialization in Nurse Educator program online.

Nurses who already hold a master’s degree in nursing should consider our post master’s Nurse Educator certificate program, which can be completed in as little as 8 months.

The Rising Importance of Academic and Clinical Nurse Educator Roles

The question, “Why become a nurse educator?” has many answers, including many organizations’ need to add and fill nurse educator jobs in response to expanding numbers of nursing students. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), a national nurse educator shortage has led to numerous institutions restricting nursing student enrollment, and, according to AACN numbers, more nurse educator jobs will open in the coming years as currently active educators retire.

Even the country’s top nursing schools may soon be heavily recruiting for open nurse educator jobs. As organizations search for candidates, the average nurse educator salary will vary by position, experience level, institution type, and geographic region, and institutions may offer a higher salary for a nurse educator with an MSN than a nurse with less education.

*Note: South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.

Nurse Educator MSN Program Courses & On-Site Training

Our online MSN nurse educator programs can prepare you with the instructional and clinical skills needed to teach and mentor your fellow nurses. The MSN core courses can help you to strengthen your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills as well as further your mastery of evidence-based practice, health promotion, disease prevention, and more.

Once you start the nurse educator courses online, you’ll study instructional design as well as curriculum, pedagogy, and evaluation strategies. In your on-site practicum courses, you can gain 175+ hours of experience as a nurse educator, while working under the supervision of a more seasoned instructor.

How to Become a Nurse Educator

In as little as 15 months, our online nurse educator MSN program can prepare you for nurse educator jobs in academic or clinical settings. After completing your nurse educator MSN degree, you will meet the requirements to sit for a nurse educator certification examination* through national certifying bodies such as the National League for Nursing. Certification is not required for all nurse educator jobs, but some academic institutions may prefer to hire a certified nurse educator over an individual who has not completed the certified nurse educator exam.

MSN Nurse Educator Admissions Requirements

A BSN degree in nursing from an accredited school and a valid unencumbered RN license are required for admission to our nurse educator MSN programs. Required program prerequisites include undergraduate courses in statistics and nursing research. For a full list of our nurse educator MSN requirements, including GPA requirements and provisional admissions criteria, refer to the Academic Catalog or contact Admissions at 1.800.688.0932. Financial aid and scholarships for our nurse educator programs are available to those who qualify.

RNs who do not hold a BSN can take a streamlined path preparing to become a nurse educator in our RN to MSN with a specialization in Nurse Educator program online.

Nurses who already hold a master’s degree in nursing should consider our post master’s Nurse Educator certificate program, which can be completed in as little as 8 months.

Nurse Educator MSN Program Courses & On-Site Training

Our online MSN nurse educator programs can prepare you with the instructional and clinical skills needed to teach and mentor your fellow nurses. The MSN core courses can help you to strengthen your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills as well as further your mastery of evidence-based practice, health promotion, disease prevention, and more.

Once you start the nurse educator courses online, you’ll study instructional design as well as curriculum, pedagogy, and evaluation strategies. In your on-site practicum courses, you can gain 175+ hours of experience as a nurse educator, while working under the supervision of a more seasoned instructor.

How to Become a Nurse Educator

In as little as 15 months, our online nurse educator MSN program can prepare you for nurse educator jobs in academic or clinical settings. After completing your nurse educator MSN degree, you will meet the requirements to sit for a nurse educator certification examination* through national certifying bodies such as the National League for Nursing. Certification is not required for all nurse educator jobs, but some academic institutions may prefer to hire a certified nurse educator over an individual who has not completed the certified nurse educator exam.

MSN Nurse Educator Admissions Requirements

A BSN degree in nursing from an accredited school and a valid unencumbered RN license are required for admission to our nurse educator MSN programs. Required program prerequisites include undergraduate courses in statistics and nursing research. For a full list of our nurse educator MSN requirements, including GPA requirements and provisional admissions criteria, refer to the Academic Catalog or contact Admissions at 1.800.688.0932. Financial aid and scholarships for our nurse educator programs are available to those who qualify.

RNs who do not hold a BSN can take a streamlined path preparing to become a nurse educator in our RN to MSN with a specialization in Nurse Educator program online.

Nurses who already hold a master’s degree in nursing should consider our post master’s Nurse Educator certificate program, which can be completed in as little as 8 months.

The Rising Importance of Academic and Clinical Nurse Educator Roles

The question, “Why become a nurse educator?” has many answers, including many organizations’ need to add and fill nurse educator jobs in response to expanding numbers of nursing students. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), a national nurse educator shortage has led to numerous institutions restricting nursing student enrollment, and, according to AACN numbers, more nurse educator jobs will open in the coming years as currently active educators retire.

Even the country’s top nursing schools may soon be heavily recruiting for open nurse educator jobs. As organizations search for candidates, the average nurse educator salary will vary by position, experience level, institution type, and geographic region, and institutions may offer a higher salary for a nurse educator with an MSN than a nurse with less education.

*Note: South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.

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