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MSN Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Educator specialization


Acquire an advanced knowledge of nursing theory and practice. Understand the design, delivery, assessment and evaluation of nurse education programs. This online program, part of Capella's CCNE-accredited* MSN program, is modeled on the Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing established by the American Association of Colleges. Successful graduates of this program are often registered nurses pursuing advanced positions as nurse educators or clinical nurse leaders in higher education institutions, health care organizations or the military.

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To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

*The MSN degree programs at Capella University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791

Degree Outcomes

With your Master in Nurse Educator, you'll learn to incorporate theories of nursing as well as adult learning, design, develop, evaluate, and revise nursing and health-related curricula, and adapt teaching strategies for a diverse population. You will also be able to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing education and assess achievement of learning outcomes. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master in Nurse Educator include staff educator, claims investigator, nursing instructor, nursing faculty, director of nursing or chief nursing officer. Potential workplaces include: hospital, home health care agency, community or technical college, land-based or online college or university, or hospital-based school of nursing.

Capella also provides you the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific knowledge area by earning a program concentration that will be included on your transcript and can enhance your career opportunities.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5955 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.