As a nurse educator, you're an information interpreter, a translator of technical terms, a problem-solver, a teacher. But first and foremost, you're a nurse. Our Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Educator, will equip you to unite your skills in nursing with your passion for helping others learn.
Flexible Starting Points
Our MSN programs enable you to start your program with either an associate’s degree with an RN license or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Follow the link below to identify the course sequence you’ll need to earn your degree.
Flexible Learning Experience
At AU, we offer a flexible program catered to you, the working nurse. If you are an RN with an associate degree, you can apply directly to the MSN program. However, you will need to complete a few general education and science requirements, along with two bridge courses: Nursing Research and Professional Role Development, each worth three credit hours. After taking the bridge courses, you will be ready begin work on your degree. If you are an RN with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, you can directly enter the program.
As a full-time student (8-12 credit hours per semester), you can complete the program in four semesters. If you prefer a part-time schedule (3-9 credit hours per semester), you can graduate in seven semesters.
All classes are taught online, so you can learn anywhere. You will still meet with your cohort and professors in person once per semester for intensive work days, including simulation labs and seminars. You will also attend face-to-face sessions at the beginning of your first semester in the program.
Coursework and Training
In the Nurse Educator program, you will take 40 hours of coursework. Classes include Curriculum Design, Teaching and Technology for Education, and Assessment Data to Inform Instruction.
You will also take Pharmacology for Nurse Educators and Pathophysiology & Physical Assessment for Nurse Educators. With a comprehensive understanding of these disciplines, you can train fellow nurses, pass on knowledge to the next generation of care-givers, and translate medical information into language patients understand.
Nurse educators are stewards of knowledge. You can use this God-given knowledge to improve the processes nurses use, which in turn will improve the health outcomes and ultimately the lives of patients. In the university, you can educate the next wave of nurses to understand the value of each patient as an image bearer of God.
Throughout the program, our faculty will help you explore the intersection of faith and vocation. To that end, you will participate in a Faith and Learning Seminar, an on-campus one-credit course held for two days at the beginning of your first semester, and for two days mid-semester throughout your time in the program. The seminar investigates topics such as Servant Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Christian Worldview, and Intelligent Design.
Anderson University works hard to make your educational goals affordable. For the Nurse Educator program, the cost per credit hour is approximately $600. Loans are available.
The Nurse Educator track at Anderson University will prepare you to serve as a Professor in Nursing or as Director of Nursing Education in hospitals. Nurse educators are also in demand in medical corporate offices, insurance companies, and palliative care. Salaries for nurse educators typically range from $65,000 to $85,000.