Program Description

The MSN Nurse Educator track has been developed in response to national and regional needs for nurse educators. The MSN Nurse Educator curriculum synthesizes cohesive educational theory and principles with the unique learning needs of professional nursing. Students will be taught strategies to facilitate learning in clinical, simulated, and didactic environments. This program provides baccalaureate-prepared Registered Nurses (RNs) access to a high quality graduate education in order to serve regional and national nursing education programs, as well as clinical partners. Nurse educators are needed in both the academic and clinical areas to promote quality health care. The graduates of this track will meet the core competencies for the Nurse Educator as outlined by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

Students must be licensed and/or practicing in states included in the NLC Compact. States NOT included in the compact are: California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii, & Alaska, US Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.


The MSN Nurse Educator plan of study for full-time students can be completed in two calendar years. Students may develop a part-time plan of study with input from their faculty adviser.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements and deadlines are posted on the MSN Applications and Forms page.

Requirements upon Acceptance

Upon acceptance into the MSN/Nurse Educator track, learners must provide documentation of the following onto our online documentation system from CastleBranch:

  • Satisfactory criminal background check and drug screen
  • Annual TB skin test
  • Immunizations including Hepatitis B and Varicella
  • American Heart Association (AHA) CPR Certification for healthcare providers
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Current, unencumbered nursing license

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