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

Nurse educators merge clinical expertise with a passion for teaching into rewarding careers mentoring current and future generations of nurses. With South University’s Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Nurse Educator degree program, you’ll develop and practice curriculum development strategies, teaching methods, and evaluation techniques for the classroom and clinical practice.

The core curriculum will strengthen your skills in evidence-based practice, health promotion, disease prevention, healthcare policy, and more. In the nurse educator courses, you’ll explore ways to strengthen the nursing workforce through designing, implementing, evaluating, and revising academic and continuing education nursing programs.

Designed to be completed in as little as two years, our online nurse educator program includes key attributes from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Essentials.

Prepare for the Next Step in Your Nursing Career

In your core MSN curriculum and nurse educator courses, you should be able to build competencies in:

  • Instructional Method Design, so that you can create a variety of successful instructional methods to meet the needs of targeted learner populations.
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Evaluation Strategies, enabling you to develop plans of study in nursing education based on appropriate curricular principles, pedagogical principles and strategies, and learning assessment strategies.
  • Clinical Expertise, equipping you to integrate clinical expertise with appropriate strategies of instruction when engaged in educational experiences.

You can learn in a CCNE Accredited Online Nurse Educator Program

The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing and RN to Master of Science in Nursing specializations, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the APRN Post Graduate Certificate programs at South University Online are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Combine Online Learning and Hands-On Training

Your fully online classes will blend nursing theory with advanced practice concepts, while your practicum courses provide a valuable opportunity to gain experience as a nurse educator, with supervision from knowledgeable mentors. Across your online nursing education, your faculty and practicum mentors will ensure you always have the support and guidance you need.

Learn more about South University’s Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Nurse Educator program today.

Note: This program is not available to residents of Arkansas, New York, New Mexico, Alabama, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Washington DC.


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