Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator

Ranked #46 for Regional Universities Midwest by US News & World Report

CCNE Accredited Online Masters in Nursing Education

The online Masters in Nursing Education at Walsh University are accredited by the CCNE

NCSARA Online Nurse Educator Masters

Approved Institution - National Council for State Authorization

Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator

Tap into your passion for education and quality care.

Prepare to impact the future of nursing with the online MSN Nurse Educator program. Graduate ready to earn your Nurse Educator certification. Expand your understanding of procedures, skills and clinical reasoning related to health and nursing to improve nursing practice. Gain an understanding of creating materials that encourage professional development and training. Learn to design and implement a curriculum as well as various teaching strategies. As a Nurse Educator, graduates will be prepared to teach in a variety of settings and influence the next generation of nursing professionals.

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Online Masters in Nursing Education Fast Facts

  • Clinical placement: Be supported with a preceptor and clinical site
  • 100% online coursework
  • 42 Credits
  • Complete in as little as 5 semesters
  • Eight-week and 16-week courses
  • Three intakes per year

Walsh University Recognition

  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • #5 Nursing School in Ohio (Nursing Schools Almanac)
  • #46 in Regional Universities Midwest (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #58 in Best Value Schools (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #29 in Best Colleges for Veterans (U.S. News and World Report)
Clinical Placement Made Easy

At Walsh, we understand the value of support, which is why we provide extensive clinical placement support for students in our online graduate nursing programs.  

Walsh’s clinical placement services provide MSN-NE students with clinical sites and preceptors for all graduate-level clinical courses. Throughout the entire placement process, a dedicated placement coordinator will support you every step of the way. To learn more, schedule an appointment with an admissions advisor.



Online Masters in Nursing Education Program Curriculum

Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online Masters in Nursing Education (MSN-NE) program. For a full list, please download a brochure.

Hear from Nurse Educator Faculty

Here's how Walsh University will prepare you to impact the future of nursing as a nurse educator.

Online Masters in Nursing Education Careers and Outcomes

Online Masters in Nursing Education Salaries & Careers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals 25 and older with a master’s degree earned approximately $10,000 more a year than their counterparts with a bachelor’s degree The Nurse Educator program at Walsh prepares NEs to teach in a variety of settings and influence the next generation of nursing professionals. According to the National League for Nursing, Nurse Educators are in demand nationally as the current generation of nurse educators are approaching retirement.

Nurse educators work in a variety of environments, including:

  • Academic institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Various healthcare facilities

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation observed a nursing faculty shortage and emphasized the need for educators with in-the-field experience. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing conducted a survey where more than 1,000 faculty jobs were vacant. More than 60,000 applicants were turned away from nursing school due to a lack of faculty and educational facilities/resources. Your role as a nurse educator helps fulfill the need for experienced educators who have the knowledge and skills necessary to influence as well as shape the future of nursing.

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NURS 600 – Theoretical Development of Nursing Science

This course explores the development of nursing knowledge, theory and their relationship to nursing education, practice and research. A historical overview of concept and theory development in nursing and related disciplines is explored as well as the process of critiquing, evaluating, and utilizing nursing theories. Students will examine the relationship between the components of theory and the role that theory plays in research, practice and education. Projections for the future of theory development in nursing are also discussed.

NURS 610 – Advanced Pathophysiology

This course focuses on the interrelationships of human biological systems, biochemical, genetic and cellular concepts, providing the framework for the study of advanced pathological concepts. Case studies illustrate theoretical concepts and assist in the application of theory to practice.

NURS 632 – Teaching Strategies

This course explores instructional frameworks, learning environments including traditional and virtual classrooms as well as clinical environments, and student management and motivation techniques. Students will examine theories associated with optimizing the teaching experience and student outcomes and gain an understanding of evidence-based teaching, learning, communication, and motivation strategies used for specific learning situations and student populations.

NURS 633 – Seminar and Practicum in Advanced Specialty

This course includes didactic content and practicum opportunities to expand clinical knowledge of procedures and develop skills and clinical reasoning related to acute and chronic health conditions. Collaborative skills and the importance of interdisciplinary team development are emphasized, as well as the application of content to the nurse educator’s role.

NURS 635 – Practicum in Nursing Education

This practicum course is designed to combine practice and theory and provide an opportunity to apply knowledge and competencies acquired throughout the program of study to educational environments. It is a time intensive practicum in an educational setting of the student’s choice (160 clinical hours).