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MSN - Nurse Educator

The Master of Science in Nursing with a Nurse Educator concentration program at Regent University is intended to teach current RNs the duties of academic and clinical nursing educators. To learn more about this fully online MSN program, read more.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing with a Nurse Educator concentration

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students enrolled in Regent University's MSN with a Nurse Educator concentration program should be interested in learning what it takes to succeed in the role of a nurse educator. To gain admission to this program, students should have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and secured an unencumbered nursing license in their practicing state. All applicants to Regent University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's MSN with a Nurse Educator concentration program is designed to help current nurses understand how they can expand their nursing role to become a clinical or academic educator. Courses offered in the program might include pathophysiology and physiology as well as teach students how to create nursing-related curricula and utilize a variety of pedagogical strategies. The program includes three clinical courses that offers students the opportunity to secure hands-on training through 45 hours of required direct clinical experience. The entire program could be completed in as little as six sessions. When finished, students could be prepared to to take the National League of Nursing's (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

42 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator Concentration:

Regent University's MSN with a concentration in Nurse Educator program includes five required courses and nine concentration courses that result in 42 credit hours. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (15 hours)

  • Theoretical & Ethical Nursing Foundations
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing & Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Research Methods & Biostatistics I
  • Research Methods & Biostatistics II

Concentration Courses (27 hours)

  • Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Perspectives in Nursing Education
  • Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
  • Assessment & Evaluation in Nursing Education
  • Instruction & Learning in Nursing Education
  • Teaching & Clinical Practicum I
  • Teaching & Clinical Practicum II

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Regents's MSN - Nurse Educator concentration program could the knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce, or they may choose to continue their education even further. Academic options graduates might consider include a post-graduate certificate to pursue an additional concentration or specialty or a doctorate degree to develop skills for research in nursing academia or even acquire positions at the executive level.

Degree options for graduates could include:

  • Post-Master's Certificate with a specialization in Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Post-Master's Certificate with a specialization in Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • PhD Program in Nursing

Career Paths:

After completing Regent University's MSN with a concentration in Nurse Educator program, students could be prepared to pursue several career options. The careers could include those focused on instruction in health promotion and the development of analytical and critical thinking skills in medical environments.

Potential careers for graduates include:

  • Clinical nurse educator
  • Patient educator
  • Nurse administrator
  • Nursing instructor
  • Continuing education specialist

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