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
- Current unencumbered U.S. RN license
- Copy of current government-issued photo identification (passport, driver’s license, identification card)
- Graduate from an ACEN or CCNE-accredited BSN nursing program with an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Students whose overall undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must take the GRE.
- Official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities
- Evidence of completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and physical assessment
- Three recommendations
- An essay
- Professional resume or CV
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges