As a nurse educator, you're an information interpreter, a translator of technical terms, a problem-solver, a teacher. But first and foremost, you're a nurse. Our Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Educator, will equip you to unite your skills in nursing with your passion for helping others learn. Our MSN programs enable you to start your program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Follow the link below to identify the course sequence you’ll need to earn your degree.
Coursework and Training
As a full-time student (8-12 credit hours per semester), you can complete the program in four semesters. If you prefer a part-time schedule (3-9 credit hours per semester), you can graduate in seven semesters.
In the Nurse Educator program, you will take 40 hours of coursework. Classes include Curriculum Design, Teaching and Technology for Education, and Assessment Data to Inform Instruction.
You will also take Pharmacology for Nurse Educators and Pathophysiology & Physical Assessment for Nurse Educators. With a comprehensive understanding of these disciplines, you can train fellow nurses, pass on knowledge to the next generation of caregivers, and translate medical information into language patients understand.
The Nurse Educator concentration will prepare you to serve as a professor in nursing or as director of nursing education in hospitals. Nurse educators are also in demand in medical corporate offices, insurance companies, and palliative care. Salaries for nurse educators typically range from $65,000 to $85,000.