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Online MSN - Nurse Educator Program Overview 

Spring Arbor University’s online Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Educator (MSN-NE) will equip you with the skills and experience needed to help guide the future of the industry.

Gain the experience required to design curriculum, advise on instructional strategies and promote the development and confidence of the next generation of healthcare professionals.

As a student in the online MSN Nursing Educator program, you can: 

  • Combine your passion for patient care and teaching to shape the future of healthcare delivery. 
  • Continue working full-time as you earn your degree with a program designed to be manageable. 
  • Learn to create lesson plans, develop your teaching skills and oversee students’ clinical practices. 
  • Explore strategic planning steps such as needs-assessment, behavioral objectives, instructional design and delivery for non-traditional learners. 

As a leader in MSN - Nursing Education programs, Spring Arbor is invested in all aspects of student development, offering a faith-based curriculum with enriching learning opportunities. 

Spring Arbor University's online MSN - Nurse Educator program is CCNE-accredited and highly ranked for academic quality.  

If you already have your MSN, we offer a Post-Master’s Certificate-NE that can be completed in 12 to 16 months, depending on completed prerequisites

The master's degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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I have or will have at least a bachelor’s degree. 
I have or will have at least a high school diploma or GED.
I have or will have at least an associate degree or diploma in nursing leading to RN licensure.
I have or will have at least a bachelor's degree in nursing leading to RN licensure.
I have or will have at least a master's degree in nursing.
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Upcoming Start Dates

Next application deadline:
July 30, 2024

Next start date:
 September 3, 2024

Online MSN-NE Program: Fast Facts 

Designed for Working Nurses 

  • 38 credits  
  • 570 clinical hours 
  • Just one 3-day campus residency in year two 
  • Online, asynchronous coursework 
  • 6 intakes per year 
  • Take one seven-week course at a time and enjoy a week off in between 
  • Flexible login times — complete your assignments on your schedule 

Inspiring Outcomes 

  • Ranked on a national and regional level for its academic quality and value 

Online MSN-NE Program Sample Curriculum

Featured Courses:

This course utilizes learning theories to design a teaching/ learning project. Strategic planning steps such as needs assessment, behavioral objectives, instructional design, and delivery for non-traditional learners will be explored.

Students will delve into the selection and application of instructional strategies for traditional and online learning environments. A variety of approaches for learning experiences in higher education, professional/staff development, and community programs for individuals or groups will be used.

This course provides individually supervised field experience in clinical and academic settings that integrate concepts in nursing education with practical teaching situations. Students will also design an evidence-based project based on their practice setting.

Prerequisites: NUR 625 and NUR 635

Online MSN-NE 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Typically, our nursing classes have 20-25 students. 
  • With SAU’s online BSN to MSN-Ed program can be completed in just under 2.5 years 
  • Enjoy a week off in between classes with our 7-1-7 model (7-week courses, 1-week breaks).

To be accepted in SAU’s MSN programs, you must meet the following requirements: 

  • A BSN degree from a regionally accredited institution and nursing program (CCNE or NLN) 
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended 
  • A 3.0 GPA calculated from the most recent 60 academic credits 
  • Unrestricted, unencumbered, current nursing license from the state of employment 
  • Short personal statement 
  • Completed online application 

Nurse Educator Salary & Careers

Clinical leaders with a master's degree in Nursing Education oversee the integration of care for patients and medical teams. Nurse educator jobs are in demand as the healthcare field continues to grow. The industry is in need of qualified professionals, including those who can lead the next generation of nurses.

Nurse educators with an MSN Ed degree can earn as much as *$94,820 depending on the additional experience in the field.

The master's degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Grow as a Christ-Centered Healthcare Provider 

At Spring Arbor University, it is a privilege to provide a Christ-centered nursing education to our students and to participate in their journey. You will grow spiritually, personally and professionally throughout this program and will gain a better understanding of what it means to live out your faith as a nurse.  

While the Christian faith provides the foundation of our program, we welcome all students regardless of personal beliefs or religion. All students will benefit from introspection and critical thinking as they consider how to care for patients of different religious and cultural backgrounds meaningfully. 

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. (

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