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.

Career Advancement:

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I see the potential in student nurses, and I want to inspire, influence and mentor them.”

— Kristen Bizub

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Discover the Donald and Martha DeWees Nursing Simulation and Collaboration Hub

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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Attend an Information Session

Join faculty and admissions to learn more about the program and admission process. These meetings will be held using Microsoft Teams.

Attend a Graduate Open House

Visit campus to learn about the program from faculty and students.

Contact Carly Leigeber at or 262-524-7473 for more details.


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

Meet the Faculty

Lisa Brandt, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC

Lisa Brandt, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC

Lecturer of Nursing
April Folgert PHD, MSN, RN

April Folgert PHD, MSN, RN

Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
Dr. Jamie Hansen

Dr. Jamie Hansen

Clinical Professor of Nursing
Dr. Teresa Kaul, APRN-CNP

Dr. Teresa Kaul, APRN-CNP

Chair of the Department of Nursing / Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
Dr. Karie Ruekert Kobiske

Dr. Karie Ruekert Kobiske

Clinical Associate Professor - MSN Program Director

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