Nurse Educators work to shape the next generation of nurses. They can teach students studying for an ASN, BSN, and more, or get certified in continuing education and refresher courses. As a Nurse Educator, you can also conduct research, write grant proposals and help maintain clinical standards in the nursing profession.
Things You'll Do:
- Design, and teach, academic curriculum
- Evaluate curriculum and revise it
- Help students identify learning needs
Your job characteristics:
Get YourBachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Pass YourNational Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
Work as a Registered Nurse, getting clinical experience in the specialty you’re interested in teaching, such as cardiology, oncology, pediatrics, psychiatrics, acute care or family health.
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Get YourMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Get YourDoctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) (optional)
Pass YourCertified Nurse Educator Examination from a professional organization like the National League of Nursing
Become aNurse Educator
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- Colleges and universities
- Continuing education programs
How Much You
an average salary of$57K - $78Kfind salary by state
What Else You
- In 2010, 56% of schools had nurse faculty vacancies.
- As a Nurse Educator, you can also work as a clinical nurse educator, a staff development officer, a continuing education specialist, and a college dean.