MSN - Nurse Educator

Carroll University's Master of Science in Nursing degree with a Nurse Educator focus (MSN-NE) is a 40 credit program designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and experiences you'll need to step into a rewarding career as a nurse educator in both the academic and/or the clinical practice setting. This advanced degree will provide you with the tools you need to develop, implement and evaluate nursing curricula that prepares entry-level nurses for practice. It will also ensure you’re ready to mentor practicing nurses to provide the highest level of care.

Our Program Was Designed to Fit Conveniently with Schedules for Working Nurses.

  • Eight-week courses meet one night per week, beginning in the fall
  • Hybrid delivery with online and in-person courses
  • Clinical education may be completed in your current work setting
  • Educational practicum may be completed with the nursing faculty at the University
  • Convenient Class offerings

Career Advancement:

  • Build upon your nursing experience to become a nurse educator
  • Teach the future generation of nurses how to provide the highest level of culturally competent care
  • Multiply your impact by serving as a leader and mentor to the nurses of tomorrow

Additional Benefits Include:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • An affordable and innovative curriculum.  Consider applying for the WNEP loan funds to offset tuition costs
  • Learning in state-of-the-art facilities featuring simulation rooms that mimic a real hospital setting
  • High demand for nurse educators, expected to see a 19% growth in employment through 2024 according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) report that the demand for nurse educators within schools of nursing will continue to increase as the nursing shortage grows
I see the potential in student nurses, and I want to inspire, influence and mentor them.”

— Kristen Bizub

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Improve Clinical Expertise

Advanced courses in pharmacology, physical examination and pathophysiology prepare nurse educators with the latest clinical knowledge, skills and methodologies. Education in health care informatics provides skills in using data and technology systems to inform patient care through effective treatment and efficient practices. Evidence-based research projects provide additional expertise in developing procedures and solving complex problems.

Prepare for Certification

Carroll University MSN-NE graduates will be eligible to sit for the CNE or CNE-cl examinations offered by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

These certifications establish nursing education as a specialty area of practice and create a means for academic faculty and nurse educators to demonstrate their expertise in this role, communicating the highest standards of excellence in the profession are being met.

Program Details

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Grad Admission Counselor Carly Leigeber

Join us for an event! Speak one-on-one with faculty and our graduate admission counselor, Carly Leigeber.
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  • Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 11:30 AM - RSVP Here
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Graduate Programs Open House 

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 6:00 PM - RSVP Here

Interested but unable to attend? Contact Carly Leigeber to learn:
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The master's degree program in nursing at Carroll University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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