Master of Science in Nursing / Clinical Nurse Educator
Jacksonville University

Program Details

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
  • 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

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Jacksonville University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Graduation from a CCNE, NLN or ACEN accredited BSN program
  • An unencumbered RN license in the US