No, a nurse educator is not considered an APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse). A nurse educator can be called an APRN only with a separate credential as one of the following: Nurse Practitioner (NP) Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Learn more about the nurse educator certificate program Explore Now Other Questions When can I start a Herzing nursing program? What are the benefits of a business management degree? How much does the Herzing medical assistant program cost? What is the future need for family nurse practitioners?