SAU App Deadline - Jan 2018


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 six-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 advisor 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.
  • The average annual wage for a nursing instructor is more than $72,000*.

Program Curriculum

The RN-MSN/Nurse Educator program is a 73-credit program.  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.