Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Nurse Educator

Recognized as a "Best Online Graduate Nursing Program" for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report!

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Help build the next generation of nurses by sharing the lessons from your practical and academic experience as a nursing educator. Herzing’s Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Educator (MSN-NE) online degree program empowers you to fulfill the ongoing, vital need for quality instructors in the field. 

What career opportunities are available for nurse educators?

Nursing schools nationwide are struggling to find new educators to accommodate the rising number of new nursing students. This shortage provides many job opportunities. It also affords a higher level of job security and provides career options for those who wish to maintain dual roles as nurse educators and direct patient care providers.

How long will the program take?

Candidates for the Herzing's online nurse educator program must complete 36 semester hours, 18 of which are in the nursing education concentration, including a three-hour practicum. The program is typically completed in 12 months.

What will I learn in the MSN-NE program?

The nursing education concentration includes courses on teaching strategies, curriculum development and nurse educator roles. PDF icon Download a complete program course sheet for more details.

What can I do with an MSN in Nursing Education?

Graduates are qualified to work in a variety of classroom and practice settings to educate, prepare and mentor current and future nurses:

  • -Teaching in hospitals as nurse educators, staff development coordinators, or clinical nurse specialists.
  • -Teaching in doctor's offices and other healthcare organizations — wherever patient education is needed.
  • -at the university level as an instructor or assistant professor.
  • -Working in elementary, middle, and high schools as a nurse.

Graduates can also go on to acquire specialized education credentials such as Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator or Board Certified Nurse Educator.

How do I gain entrance to the program?

A student must have a completed Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree prior to admission. Apply online, start a chat with an advisor or call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about the Herzing University masters in nursing education program.

What costs can I expect?

Tuition for the online MSN-NE program is $640 per credit hour. Grants, scholarships and loans could defray some of that cost, and some employers offer tuition reimbursement. Discuss your options with a financial aid advisor by calling 1-800-596-0724

How can I take The Next Step?

Apply online, chat with an advisor or call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about the Herzing University MSN-Nursing Educator program.


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Not all programs approved in all states.

Herzing University’s program is designed for nursing professionals who are interested in advancing their careers. A student must have a completed bachelor of science in nursing degree prior to admissions. Please request more information for details.

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