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.

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Learn more about Carroll's MSN-Nurse Educator Program

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

  • Eight-week courses meet one night per week
  • 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
  • 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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Virtual Information Sessions 
Join faculty and admissions to learn more about the program and admission process. These meetings will be held using Microsoft Teams.

Friday, May 19, 2023 - 10:00 AM - RSVP Here
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 2:00 PM - RSVP Here
Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 11:30 AM - RSVP Here
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 1:00 PM - RSVP Here
Friday, November 17, 2023 - 9:00 AM - RSVP Here

Campus Open House
Join us on campus to meet with faculty and tour our facilities
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 - 6:00PM - RSVP Here

Contact Carly Leigeber to learn more at or 262-524-7473 or schedule a meeting here.


The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Carroll University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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