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Shape the Future of Nursing as a Nurse Educator

Use your passion and experience as a nurse to teach and mentor aspiring RNs, preparing them to make a powerful, lasting impact on patient care. Purdue University Northwest’s online nurse educator master’s degree helps you gain the skills, knowledge and credentials to pursue a rewarding career leading and influencing the next generation of nurses.

An Affordable, High-Quality Pathway to a Valuable Nursing Credential

Expert PNW Faculty
Learn from Certified Nurse Educator faculty who are experienced nurse educators.

Flexible Online Learning
Earn your MSN 100% online. Complete your MSN Nurse Educator practicum conveniently at your place of employment.

Accelerated Completion
Graduate in as little as 12 months of full-time study or less than 2 years of part-time study.

Tuition You Can Afford

Discover just how affordable earning your nurse educator master's degree from Purdue Northwest can be, with:

  • Competitively priced tuition—$467.44/credit
  • Up to 9 transfer credits
  • Federal financial aid
  • $1,000 scholarship available for Purdue Northwest RN-to-BSN alumni

See Notes and Conditions below.

Gain Valuable Expertise and Prepare to:

  • Become a certified nurse educator or a clinical nurse educator.
  • Design, evaluate, update and implement nursing education curriculum.
  • Provide staff development programs.
  • Instruct undergraduate nursing students.
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Nurse Educator Concentration Curriculum

Our interactive, engaging online nurse educator courses are designed to fulfill the Quality Matters™ evidence-based practices in online course delivery and quality.

Core MSN Courses

  • Research and Evidence Based Nursing Practice
  • Sociocultural Influences on Health
  • Foundations of Advanced Practice in Nursing
  • Theoretical and Ethical Reasoning in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Healthcare Organization, Policy, and Economics
  • Informatics in Nursing

Nurse Educator Courses

  • Pathophysiologic Concepts and Pharmacologic Interventions for Nurse Educators
  • Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators
  • Curriculum Development in Nursing
  • Theories and Principles of Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education 
  • Teaching Strategies for Nursing
  • Assessment and Measurement in Nursing Education

MSN Nurse Educator Program Outcomes

  • Operationalize role competencies appropriate to nursing education.
  • Provide leadership to influence delivery of health care to diverse populations in increasingly complex environments.
  • Synthesize advanced nursing knowledge, patient preferences, and best available evidence to make decisions for practice.
  • Evolve a professional philosophy that reflects the humanistic values of nursing and a commitment to the discipline.

Meet the Growing Demand for Nurse Educators

Employment of nursing instructors and teachers is projected to grow 20% from 2018 to 2028—much faster than the average for all occupations.

Interested in exploring other MSN career paths? Learn about our MSN Nurse Executive Concentration.

See Notes and Conditions below.

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Transfer Credits: Transfer dependent on program approval. Courses must fulfill curriculum requirements and must have been taken at a university that has national nursing accreditation. A grade of the equivalent of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) or higher must be present for any transfer course and faculty will review syllabi for equivalence. NUR 51000, Research and Evidence Based Nursing Practice, all advanced core courses, and all specialty courses (applies to all concentrations) must be taken at PNW. 

Tuition and Fees: Tuition includes fees, with the exception of differential fees. Differential fees are $208.72 when registered for less than 8 hours and $265.55 for 8 hours or more and are assessed once each traditional semester. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Board of Trustees.

Employment Projections: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Postsecondary Teachers. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

MSN Alumni Scholarship: Must have completed the PNW RN-to-BSN to be eligible for scholarship.