MSN – Nurse Educator Programs

Nurse educators are registered nurses who hold an advanced degree and have completed advanced training. Completing an MSN nurse educator program prepares graduates for a career training the next generation of RNs.

A Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in nursing education often takes two years to complete, and provides the training necessary to teach produce effective highly-skilled registered nurses. Courses cover such topics as advanced community nursing, clinical leadership in nursing, health care finance, and nursing administration. Graduates are prepared to assume faculty or clinical instructor positions in nursing schools or medical centers.

If you have a desire to share your clinical expertise, becoming a nurse educator may be great fit for you. The programs in this list are offered in both hybrid and traditional formats, with flexible scheduling, allowing you to work towards your degree on your timetable.

South University

South University – Accredited By SACS

MSN in Nurse Educator: “With South University’s MSN 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.” Click Here to request information about this program.

RN to MSN in Nurse Educator: “In the MSN program at South University, you will enhance the knowledge you use as a registered nurse, develop clinical teaching skills and learn to utilize research in the nursing practice. The Nurse Educator specialization is designed for RNs who want to develop and train nurses to meet the challenges of a rapidly developing and continually changing healthcare environment. You will also enjoy the convenience of attending class online anytime day or night. Our Accelerated RN to MSN online program delivers an intensive, streamlined course of study that awards both a BSN and an MSN upon completion.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global – Accredited By HLC

MSN in Nurse Educator: “At Purdue University Global, our MSN in Nurse Educator degree focuses on developing courses and programs that integrate nursing and educational philosophy. You’ll examine the applications, and ethical and legal issues related to the use of technology in teaching. In this program, you’ll analyze assessment, measurement, and evaluation methods used in nursing education, and explore strategies for developing effective educational experiences. You’ll also complete a clinical experience during which you’ll work with a preceptor who is a seasoned nurse educator in the contemporary healthcare or educational setting.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University – Accredited By HLC

MSN in Nursing Education: “Grand Canyon University’s MSN in Nursing Education degree program prepares advanced-professional nurses to address the ever changing and expanding educational needs of the nursing profession. The program prepares students for a variety of roles, either as clinical educators or academic educators in both traditional and nontraditional settings in nursing education. The curriculum includes an in-depth examination of nursing theory, roles and practice; curriculum design and technology for nursing education; research, ethics, policy and finance in the healthcare system; and pathophysiology, pharmacology and health assessment for nurse educators.” Click Here to request information about this program.

RN to MSN in Nursing Education: “The RN to MSN in Nursing Education bridge program is designed for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences or other related fields who desire to pursue a graduate degree in nursing. Courses in the bridge program are a blending of RN to BSN core courses that are considered essential requisites to graduate study. Upon completion of bridge course from the BSN core, students enter one of five emphases offered for the MSN. The Nursing Education emphasis prepares students for a variety of roles, either as clinical educators or academic educators in both traditional and nontraditional settings in nursing education. ” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Walden University

Walden University – Accredited By HLC

MSN in Nursing Education: “In Walden University’s MSN in Nursing Education (BSN Track) program, you’ll learn to design, implement, evaluate, and revise educational programs for nurses, including formal academic programs that lead to a degree or certificate and more informal continuing education programs designed to meet individual learning needs. Fieldwork experience provides you with an opportunity to apply learning in a real-world environment. The BSN Track is for registered nurses who already hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).” Click Here to request information about this program.

RN to MSN in Nursing Education: “The MSN in Nursing Education (RN Track) at Walden University addresses the growing need for nurse educators in the private and public sectors. The courses in this program are designed to prepare you to address current healthcare problems in a clinical setting as well as to participate in teaching projects in the classroom and patient and staff development settings. The RN Track is for registered nurses who hold a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or bachelor’s degree (other than BSN).” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University – Accredited By NEASC

MSN in Nursing Education: “The Nursing Education specialization is designed to complement your clinical experience with skills in teaching and learning. The curriculum is designed to provide you with an understanding of issues in nursing education, application of curriculum design and evaluation theory, and experience in the role of the faculty. Nurse educators are found in both schools of nursing along with hospitals and related healthcare organizations. This program prepares students to sit for the National League of Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Certification Exam.” Click Here to request information about this program.

RN to MSN in Nursing Education: “You’ve excelled as a Registered Nurse, now there’s a program that will propel your career to the level employers are seeking. The Sacred Heart online combined Bachelor’s and Master’s of Nursing program was specifically designed to help working nurses earn their BSN and MSN in one continuous course of study. Sacred Heart’s nursing programs encourage personal attention from faculty members and student interaction to promote a meaningful educational experience.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Grantham University

Grantham University – Accredited By DEAC

MSN in Nursing Education: “The MSN programs at Grantham University are designed to build upon and expand the knowledge and skills a professional registered nurse (RN) has developed during baccalaureate nursing education and practice. The MSN in Nursing Education prepares the professional RN with additional knowledge and clinical expertise in Nursing Education that builds on baccalaureate nursing education and practice. Additional knowledge and clinical expertise is developed in areas of leadership and management, human diversity and social issues, health promotion and disease prevention, and research and professional practice related to current trends and issues in today’s global society.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences – Accredited By WASC

MSN in Nurse Educator: “Students who successfully complete our MSN in Nurse Educator may be eligible for certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) by the National League for Nursing (NLN), or Nursing Professional Development (RN-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences offers innovative, career-focused clinical and practice-based health science programs online and in the classroom. Our MSN program is offered completely online, with optional campus-based experiences and provides students access to nursing faculty members who are nurse leaders in practice and education.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

University of Saint Mary

University of Saint Mary – Accredited By HLC

MSN in Nurse Educator: “The online MSN degree from University of Saint Mary prepares you for advanced career opportunities, and for a doctorate-level program, which would unlock even more career options. Our Nurse Educator concentration helps aspiring and veteran nurses perfect their craft, embrace new skills and master new techniques and technologies. Whether you want to lead continuing education programs, run faculty development initiatives, or teach in higher education settings, this degree concentration will help you achieve your career aspirations.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University – Accredited By SACS

MSN in Nursing Education: “At Nova Southeastern University, our non-clinical MSN in Nursing Education degree prepares you to realize and develop the full nursing potential of others, bettering the industry as a whole. By graduation, you’re a nurse who can: Use evidence in educational design, implementation, and evaluation; Recognize diverse learners by employing instructional strategies; Implement assessment and evaluation methods in a variety of learning environments; and Analyze the teaching, scholarship, and service roles of the nurse educator.” Click Here to request information about this program.

RN to MSN in Nursing Education: “If you’re an R.N. who has long-term career goals that involve educating others, you’ll save time and money with this accelerated, dual-degree program from Nova Southeastern University. You’ll earn both the BSN and MSN credentials, and eliminate an entire semester of courses than if you were to complete the degrees separately. With 21 credits dedicated to this specialization, you’ll help avoid a nursing shortage and teach nursing excellence to the next generation in an academic or staff-development role.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University – Accredited By HLC

MSN in Nursing Education: “With a MSN in Nursing Education degree from Indiana Wesleyan, you will receive a solid theoretical foundation in the art and principles of effective education. Coursework includes a student teaching component as well as curriculum design, adult education, and program evaluation. Participants will be prepared to serve in schools and divisions of nursing, as well as take on educational leadership positions in hospitals, communities, and other areas.” Click Here to request information about this program.

RN to MSN in Nursing Education: “The RN to MSN in Nursing Education degree from Indiana Wesleyan University allows you to complete your coursework in an accelerated format, with online classes and relevant practicum experience. You’ll learn from our faculty, who are experienced professionals and care about you and your academics. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to serve in schools and divisions of nursing, as well as take on educational leadership positions in hospitals, communities, and other settings.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Benedictine University

Benedictine University – Accredited By HLC

MSN in Nurse Educator: “In Benedictine University’s online MSN in Nurse Educator degree program, students study teaching and learning theories, instructional design, and curriculum evaluation in preparation for teaching nursing students or patients in a variety of settings. Coursework also covers advanced nursing topics such as health assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology from the Nurse Educator perspective. The concentration may be used as preparation for the National League of Nursing’s CNE examination, as well as for educator-related certifications offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Utica College

Utica College – Accredited By MSCHE

MSN in Nurse Educator: “Utica College’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) offers a Nurse Educator specialization. As a nurse educator, you fill a valuable role in reducing the nursing shortage – teaching nursing excellence to others and preparing the next generation of nurses for advanced roles. The Nurse Educator curriculum requires 180 hours of practicum experience working with qualified nurse educators. This program prepares you for the Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE) exam through the National League for Nursing (NLN).” Click Here to request information about this program.