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


  • BSN from an ACEN or CCNE-accredited program
  • Official transcripts
  • Current unencumbered U.S. RN license
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume/CV

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges