MS in Nursing: Nurse Educator

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The Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Educator program at Kaplan University offers coursework that can prepare you to teach in nursing schools, in continuing education settings, and within health care organizations. Learn more about Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Educator program here.

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What Kind of Program Is It?

Students enrolled in the online Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Educator program at Kaplan University can study effective strategies of teaching, theories of learning, assessment and evaluation practices, and the process of analyzing and modifying educational programs. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in curriculum design and development, educational hardware and software applications, interactive media, multimedia, and online classroom Internet use. Students have the opportunity to examine ethical and legal aspects of health care, financial factors effecting health care systems, and the development of health care policy. Coursework includes the historical and philosophical foundations of nursing theory, the role of the advanced nurse, health promotion and disease prevention, and analyzing and evaluating research. The program includes a practicum and requires an evidence-based practice project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you wish to apply to the Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Educator program, you should be interested teaching and the education of nurses. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Educator program consists of 80 credits. Requirements include 35 major credits and 45 nurse educator specialization credits.

Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Nurse Educator Requirements

  • Advanced Nursing Roles
  • Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing
  • Advanced Statistics for the Health Sciences
  • Inquiry and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse Community
  • Ethical and Legal Perspectives of the Health Care System
  • Health Policy, Financing, and Organization of Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Curriculum Design
  • Implementing Technology - Enhanced Learning in Nursing Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Nurse Educator Practicum (requires a criminal background check)
  • Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacology Across the Lifespan
  • Evidence-Based Practice Project

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After you complete Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Educator program, you may be able to take the National League for Nursing's Certified Nurse Educator certification exam. Upon certification, you could seek employment at hospitals, medical offices, and health care facilities. You could choose to pursue positions such as:

  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Director of nursing

Advanced Degrees

The Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Educator program at Kaplan University can help you prepare for doctoral studies. Earning a Ph.D. could allow you to expand your technical skills and knowledge which could allow you to pursue additional career options. Below are some Ph.D. degrees you could pursue:

  • Ph.D. in Nursing
  • Ph.D. in Nursing Science
  • Ph.D. in Nursing with a specialization in Nursing Education