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A bachelor’s degree is becoming standard for nurses, but you can take your education even further—all the way to your MSN. Prepare to educate the next generation of nursing professionals and bridge your RN to an MSN with Capella’s online, CCNE-accredited* RN-to-MSN Nurse Educator program. In conjunction with your RN license and 135 quarter credits of undergraduate work, the RN-to-MSN program is the most efficient and affordable path to your MSN, allowing you to complete your degree in as little as two and a half years without the additional time and expense of earning a BSN.

Expand your knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion, and technology integration. Then explore advanced nursing theory and practice, as well as the design, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of nurse education programs. The curriculum incorporates both the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, and hands-on practice immersion.

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

*The MSN degree programs at Capella University are 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. Learn more about potential career outcomes