Teach the next generation of RNs, BSNs and MSN students

RN-MSN Education

RN (ADN/ASN)-MSN/Education Bridge Program

Program Overview

Earn your MSN while continuing to work as a nursing professional and spending less money and less time than if you were pursuing your BSN first.

  • Join a CCNE-accredited program that acts as a bridge from RN(ADN) to MSN status.
  • Enjoy one seven-week course at a time, so no worrying about making a specific class between shifts or rotations.
  • Learn about the National League for Nursing competencies you’ll need to master to successfully pass the new Certified Nursing Educator (CNE) Exam
  • Develop lesson plans, teach courses and oversee students’ clinical practices
  • Work with a dedicated Student Success Coach who will walk beside you every step of the way.

Download a program guide; or, use our easy online scheduling tool to book an appointment with an Admissions Representative now.

Careers & Outcomes

Nursing educators teach the next generation of RNs, BSNs and MSN students.

  • With an online degree in nursing education, graduates can teach and practice.
  • In addition, nurse educators and nursing professionals choose to specialize in a number of fields including gerontology, community health, obstetrics and medical/surgical fields, among others.
  • Career settings for nurse educators include a number of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in addition to hospitals or community health care settings.
  • Nurse educators and clinical leaders with an MSN/Ed degree can earn as much as *$94,820 depending on the additional experience in the field.


Program Curriculum

Featured courses:

  • NUR 510 Moral & Ethical Decision Making (3 credits)
  • NUR 620 Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators (3 credits)
  • NUR 625 Ed Theory/Curriculum Design (3 credits)

For a full course listing and descriptions, download a program guide.
The Nursing Department reserves the right to change curriculum requirements based on professional or accreditation recommendations.



About SAU Online

Since 1873, Spring Arbor University has helped students pursue wisdom by offering an education grounded in the Christian faith. What began as a small elementary and secondary school in the late 1800s has evolved into a premier private Christian university that offers engaging online programs designed to meet the unique needs of busy, working adults. While we’re not the only university to offer online degree programs, our distinction lies in our total commitment to providing educational excellence within a Christ-honoring and supportive online community.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master degree program in nursing at Spring Arbor University are accredited by
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