Nurse educator

Master of science in nursing University of Missouri
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Overview

A master of science in nursing from MU can help you advance your career as a nurse educator. If you want to teach undergraduate students of nursing, coordinate nursing staff or educate patients, this could be the program for you.

Graduates will be eligible for nurse educator certification from theĀ National League of Nursing.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in nursing with an emphasis in nurse educator

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

Sinclair School of Nursing

Delivery mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Credit hours

41

Estimated cost

$23,159.00

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Nurse educator.

Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Academic nurse educator in LPN/LVN, ADN, or BSN programs
  • Educational research assistant
  • Patient and family educator in various settings
  • Staff development coordinator
  • Staff educator in various practice settings
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
13.64%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$74,000
median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is blended: You will obtain the basics of nurse educator theory via online courses. NURSE 7140 does require on-campus visits.

Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic progress so far. If you study part time and take two courses each semester, you complete the program in three years.

Course work includes

  • Health care policy
  • Nursing theory, research and evidence-based practice
  • Pathophysiology
  • Public health and sociocultural issues
  • Role development
  • Teaching strategies and curriculum development

Delivery

Blended, some campus visits required

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

3 years

Typical course load

2 classes per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The MS at the Sinclair School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing