Combine a passion for teaching with your clinical expertise as you prepare to lead and mentor the next generation of nurses. Nurse educators are in great demand. Faculty shortages at nursing schools across the country are contributing to tens of thousands of qualified applicants being turned away.* An MSN with a Clinical Nurse Educator specialization prepares you to teach and lead clinical classes and coordinate patient education. Nurse educators play a pivotal role in strengthening the nursing workforce, serving as role models, and providing the leadership needed to implement evidence-based best practices.
An MSN: Clinical Nurse Educator is ideal for nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) who want to combine clinical expertise with a passion for teaching. If you wish to teach nursing at the college level, you are required to have a minimum of a master’s degree. Offered online through our CCNE-accredited School of Nursing, this degree is ideal if you are a busy nurse, looking to earn an MSN on your own schedule, while still having time for family, friends and career. A 100% online classroom – with courses taught in 8-week sessions – means time and location no longer prevent you from pursuing your education goals.
*2014-2015 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2015