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RN to MSN Nursing Education Program
Go from RN to Nurse Educator

Bridge to the next level in your nursing career

AccreditationCCNE accredited,1 Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Program length20-28 months, depending on degree pathway
Credits to graduate52 credits
Paying for schoolYou can earn up to 85% in loan forgiveness through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)2
ClinicalsHands-on clinicals—we pledge your clinical placement!
Format100% online classes
PathwaysGo from ADN to MSN in Nursing Education in our accelerated RN to MSN program, or earn your BSN on the way in our RN to BSN to MSN track
Waived enrollment fee Classes start March 6th
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Your career path in nursing education begins here

Take a big step in your nursing career by earning an MSN degree with a concentration in Nursing Education (NE). Build the career-focused skills needed to become a master’s-prepared nurse educator and begin educating the nurses of tomorrow.

Our RN to MSN in Nursing Education degree options are designed for registered nurses with an associate degree (ADN/ASN/AASN) in nursing looking for the shortest, most advantageous path to becoming a nurse educator:

  • An accelerated RN to MSN - Nursing Education path for RNs seeking the fastest route to an MSN in Nursing Education
  • An RN to BSN to MSN - Nursing Education track for RNs who also want to earn a BSN on their way to earning an MSN

Take 100% online classes and develop practical experience in the clinical component of the program. Earn your degree in nursing education working side-by-side with experienced certified nurse educators who can show you the way.

We exist to help you reach your highest career goals. Team up with a lifelong partner in learning and your career teaching the next generation of nurses IS possible.

Classes Start March 6th

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Choose your path to go from RN to MSN-NE

RN to BSN to MSN-NE Track

Earn your BSN on the way from RN to MSN in Nursing Education and graduate with your master’s degree in nursing.

  • Curriculum built to help earn your BSN and MSN faster
  • How long? 28 total months on average
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree that is often required by employers
Accelerated RN to MSN-NE

Bridge directly from an ADN to MSN in Nursing Education in the Herzing Accelerated RN to MSN program.

  • Curriculum built to accelerate your MSN-NE completion
  • How long? 20 months on average
  • Ideal for nurses who are not required by their employer to hold a BSN
Curriculum

Classes and curriculum details

The Herzing RN to MSN in Nursing Education degree program prepares students for both academic and clinical roles in nursing education, from core undergraduate nursing courses to graduate-level courses refining specialty skills in nursing education.

All classes are delivered online with 180 total required clinical hours.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Concentration in Nursing Education - Accelerated RN-MSN (MSNNEA)2052

i. Average number of months for students to complete program

RN to BSN to MSN-NE track

This track combines our online RN to BSN and BSN to MSN-NE degree programs. You can view their respective curriculums with all course information here:

Required Bridge Courses

All courses, 16.00 semester credit hours, are required prior to completing graduate level coursework.

Required Core Courses

15.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in Direct Care Core for Education

9.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in Nursing Education Concentration

12.00 semester credit hours are required.

Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

The cost of tuition for the RN to MSN in Nursing Education program is $695 per credit.

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants—including our Nurses Circle of Achievement scholarship, which offers up to 10% tuition reduction.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 

You can earn up to 85% in loan forgiveness through the NFLP.

Commit to a career as a nursing instructor and you can potentially save immensely on cost as part of the National Faculty Loan Program (NFLP).

You’ll need to find a full-time position within 12 months after graduation. The longer you remain employed full-time, the more you can save—up to 85% over 4 years.2

Learn more about NFLP

Nurse Educator Teaching Student in Labs
MSN Clinical Placement Pledge Herzing Badge

Your clinical placement is our pledge.

We understand securing clinical placement as part of an RN to Nursing Education program is one of the biggest concerns students face. At Herzing, we offer guidance and support through our step-by-step Clinical Guidance Process to ensure you can get the clinical practice experiences you need.

As a Herzing student, we’ll encourage you to find your own preceptor and clinical sites as there are many benefits to doing so. However, we provide extensive support should you find difficulty along the way. With Herzing, you are never on your own.

Because of our strong relationships with healthcare providers across the U.S. and our comprehensive Clinical Guidance Process, we are confident in our ability to help you find clinical placement. So much so that if you are unable to find a clinical site on your own, we pledge to step in and help you secure clinical placement.*

* Subject to terms and conditions outlined in the enrollment agreement.

Requirements

RN to nurse educator program enrollment prerequisites

Enrollment requirements are the same whether you choose the accelerated RN to MSN or RN to BSN to MSN track. Prerequisites include:

  • Live in a state where Herzing University is authorized to offer the RN to MSN program
  • Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the same state in which they practice
  • Hold an associate degree (ADN/ASN/AASN) in nursing from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Participate in an interview to identify your goals and determine if the program is right for you

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Classes Start March 6th

Waived Enrollment Fee
Careers

Your career options as a nurse educator

As a nurse educator, your role will be to help best educate nursing students and prepare them to transition from school to a professional working environment. You can work in a classroom, office setting, or teach in a hospital/clinic setting providing staff education and development.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Supervising nursing lab and clinical education
  • Demonstrate nursing through simulation activities and debriefing
  • Delivering lectures and facilitating classroom discussion
  • Provide feedback as students interact with patients
  • Design curriculum and instruction to ensure courses meet state accreditation requirements
  • Oversee student teaching, internships and research

Job outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nursing instructors is expected to rise 22% from 2020-2030, well above the average across all U.S. occupations.*

Now is a great time to begin earning the education you need to join a rapidly growing field in healthcare.

How can I continue advancing my career? Nurse educators considering additional education or credentials in patient care may consider pursuing a post-master’s certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Disclosures
Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosures

1. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Herzing University - Madison are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin.

2. In exchange for post-graduation employment as nurse faculty meeting specific criteria, the program authorizes the cancellation of up to 85% of any such loan (plus interest thereon).

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

View Herzing University Accreditation and Approvals

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2021. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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The program has an automatic transfer of credits, and allows you to transfer up to additional credits.

  Transfer Credits

The program allows you to transfer up to credits.

  Transfer Credits

The program allows you to transfer up to credit hours.

  Transfer Credit Hours
RN to MSN - Nursing Education Online Campus
Tuition
Cost per Credit$595.00
Base Tuition$30,940.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (9 x $595.00 )(-$5,355.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$25,585.00
Fees
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$490.00
Estimated Total Fee*$2,450.00
Total Semesters 1
RequiredNeeded
55
Total Credits
RequiredNeeded
5243
Estimated Cost 2
Base CostYour Cost
$33,390.00$28,035.00
Estimated Savings*
$5,355.00

Available Scholarships

Who Can Apply

Recipients and the amounts of the scholarships vary.

Requirements

Scholarship recipients, amounts, and terms and conditions are determined by Herzing University and its donors and are subject to change. An endowment is an amount of money (fund) that is given to the University with a stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than spent immediately. Students and alumni can learn more through the following channels: email give@herzing.edu, call (262) 735-6189, or visit https://www.herzing.edu/make-donation-herzing-university.

Who Can Apply

Any student in a degree-seeking program that makes on-time, out of pocket payments toward tuition and fee expenses.

Requirements

The amount of the payments made that exceed the amount of excess loan funding received will be used to calculate total award. Eligible students must make on-time payments, according to a predetermined payment plan. Restrictions may vary.

  • Matching percentage is based on student’s EFC at the time of application.
  • Student’s with a Pell eligible EFC will receive a 100% match
  • Students will non-Pell eligible EFC will receive 50% match
  • Students who do no complete the FAFSA will automatically qualify for the 50% match.
Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need, who are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Requirements

Must show financial need and are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Who Can Apply

Available to Herzing graduates who have re-enrolled in a higher-level degree

Requirements

Alumni may qualify as many times as they re-enroll in a higher-level degree

Who Can Apply
  • ASN or BSN: Must have completed the TEAS Assessment Score of 78+ or Kaplan Test Score of 66+.
  • MSN: must have a 3.8+ GPA upon entering the program.
Requirements
  • Applicants in the ASN and BSN, must maintain a 3.0 GPA while enrolled.
  • Applicants in the MSN program must maintain a 3.8 GPA.
Who Can Apply

Employees of a business participating in the Herzing Partnerships Program

Requirements
  • Documentation showing proof of employment is required
  • Recipients must be packaged at direct cost (receiving financial aid for tuition and fees only)
Who Can Apply

Herzing is excited to award this scholarship during the season on giving. This scholarship is available to new, current, or re-enrolled student applicants.

Requirements

Must maintain continuous enrollment and submit online form. Recipients are chosen at random. For more information, please contact your Financial Advisor.


Questions?

Reach out to a member of the Financial Aid team at the Online campus:

Financial Aid Team
(866) 508-0748
fa@herzing.edu

1 

Actual semesters to complete are dependent upon university approved transfer credits and program mapping.

2 

Estimated program length, estimated number of semesters, and estimated program shown above are standard by program for each student based on: a student taking a full-time course load each semester, the student not having any transfer credits (from previous Herzing experiences or from other post-secondary institutions), and successful completion of each course.

Current tuition rates for Nursing programs are effective through the Summer 2022 semester, and tuition rates for all non-Nursing programs are effective through the Fall 2022 semester.