The online Master of Science in Nursing / Clinical Nurse Educator prepares students to teach college-level students or seasoned nursing professionals. This program is designed for BSN trained registered nurses who want to combine clinical expertise and a passion for teaching into a rich and rewarding career.
Teaching offers students the choice to focus on adult education (staff development and/or continuing education in a healthcare agency) or higher education (teaching nursing students in a degree-granting institution).
The ANCC's Nursing Professional Development certification or the NLN’s Certified Nurse Educator designation are examples of certificates to garner skills and prepare for doctoral-level studies.
An MSN degree can lead to respectable administration positions in the school environment and the professional clinic fields such as:
- Adjunct Professor
- Instructional or Administrative Nurse Faculty
- Hospital Positions:
- Clinical Nurse Educator
- Staff Development Officer
- Director of Education
- Continuing Education Specialist
- Unit Based Educator
- Patient Education Coordinator
- Magnet Coordinator
- System Education Specialist
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Graduation from a CCNE, NLN or ACEN accredited BSN program
- An unencumbered RN license in the US