MSN in Nursing Education Online Nurse Educator Program

Share Your Expertise with the Next Generation of Nurses

Whether your calling is educating tomorrow's nurses in a faculty position, educating hospital nursing staff, or branching out into industry, Herzing's online MSN - Nursing Education program offers you the tools you need to effectively train future or current nurses.

MSN Nurse Educator Program Highlights

  • Programmatic accreditation*
  • 100% online coursework
  • 36-credit nursing education program in manageable 8-week sessions
  • Complete in 16 months when attending full-time
  • Prepare to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator exam
  • Learn key teaching skills, including curriculum development, instructional strategy, and assessment and evaluation strategies

Being a nurse is a rewarding career, as is being a teacher. Imagine doing both.

Classes start May 6.
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MSN - Nurse Educator

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Programmatic accreditation* acknowledges that Herzing's nursing programs meet specific national standards including institutional resources, quality curriculum and teaching practices, and program outcomes related to completion rates, pass rates and employment.  


Gain the Skills to Mentor and Lead

Through Herzing's online MSN Nursing Education specialization you will develop expertise to become a nurse educator in diverse healthcare and academic environments.  Our unique program offers you:

  • Curriculum development to prepare you for evaluating and developing curriculum that meets the educational demands of the 21st century
  • A focus on instructional strategy, so you'll learn skills that integrate the newest technologies
  • Assessment and evaluation strategies to help you understand and promote nursing program standards related to admissions, progression and graduation
  • A strong focus on staff development and the role of the nurse educator in patient education
  • Opportunities to engage in research applicable to your selected academic focus

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Across the nation, nursing schools are struggling to find new educators and faculty to meet the demand of increasing numbers of students. This provides great job opportunities—and increased job security—for nurses who wish to transition into education, or maintain dual roles educating students while also continuing to provide direct patient care.

MSN in Nursing Education - One Degree, Many Career Options

As a graduate of Herzing University's MSN - Nursing Educator program, you’ll be qualified to work in a variety of educational settings, from university classrooms to medical centers. You may find career opportunities in hospitals, private practice, and a number of nursing-related positions in a variety of workplaces. Sample job opportunities may include:

  • Acute Healthcare Systems — staff development educators, clinical nurse specialists, patient education
  • Community-based healthcare organizations/systems — patient education and staff development
  • College & University level — instructor or assistant professor
  • Public Health Nursing — area coordinator, clinic coordinators


MSN-Nursing Educator Program Curriculum

You'll find that Herzing's MSN nurse educator concentration includes courses on teaching strategies, curriculum development and nursing education roles. Following graduation, you'll be prepared to apply for the certified nurse educator examination.

Required Core Courses

All courses, 15.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses In Direct Care Core For Education

All courses, 9.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses In Nursing Education Concentration

9.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Graduate Practicum

3.00 semester credit hours are required.


* Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this practicum due to state restrictions.

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MSN-Nurse Educator Program Requirements

To enroll Herzing’s MSN-NE program, prospective students must live in a state where Herzing University is authorized to offer the MSN-NE program. You must also meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the same state in which they practice. (Note: Holding a multi-state, compact state license and being a resident in a compact license state will be deemed to have met this requirement.)
  2. Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited university or college with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


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*The master’s degree program in nursing at Herzing University Online is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Not all programs approved in all states. Applicants should check with their applicable state board of nursing before enrolling in any graduate nursing program.

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