Eastern's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator program prepares graduates to transform health and nursing education within a variety of settings including higher education, healthcare organizations and throughout the global nursing community. The nurse educator program provides registered nurses with opportunities for advancement in a wide variety of careers through training in the application of research, innovative teaching technologies, and individualized practicum experiences.
- Location/Delivery: Online
- Length: 2.5 years while maintaining employment (6 semesters - 37 credits); 2 seven-week courses per semester
- Enrolling New Students: January start dates
- Concentration Track: Nurse Educator
- Cost: View our affordable tuition rates. Receive a 20% Alumni Discount if you earned a bachelor's or associate degree from EU!
- Financial Aid: Discover our partner grants, military benefits, and federal financial aid options that may be available to you.
100 % Online MSN Nurse Educator Program
- Convenient Online Format: Fully online, part time program offered in 7-week sessions using a cohort model allows busy students to maintain employment while continuing their education.
- Personalized Practicum Experiences: Tailor your practicum to fit your career goals! Students complete 144 hours of guided practicum experiences in a variety of settings including healthcare, higher education, and community organizations designed to meet individual career goals and program outcomes. A direct care component is included in this experience.
- Career Advancement: Graduates are prepared for Nurse Educator positions in hospitals, long term care, community and public health settings, academic institutions offering nursing education programs, healthcare business settings, consulting, health planning, pharmaceutical companies, managed care, quality improvement, policy development and marketing.
- Expert Faculty: Our carefully chosen professors bring years of experience to the classroom, as well as a passion for devoting individualized attention to each student. Eastern's Nursing programs have an excellent reputation for producing well-prepared students with outstanding test rates.
- Carefully Designed Curriculum Based Upon the:
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials for Master’s Education in Nursing (2011)
- National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator Core Competencies for Nurse Educations (2019)
- American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) Core Essentials for the Practice of Advanced Holistic Nursing (2012)
- Certification-Ready: Graduates are equipped to take the NLN Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam and may choose to take the Advanced Holistic Nurse Board certification exam (AHNCC).
- Transformative Christian Values: Prepares nurses to transform nursing education, practice, and research through a Christian worldview.
- Meaningful Cohort Community: The cohort model engages students in a meaningful learning experience as part of an online community of learners.
- Opportunities for Advanced Degrees: An MSN in Nursing Education may also be an entry point to Advanced Practice degrees such as a Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetist, or Nurse Midwife, and doctoral degrees such as PhD, DNP, or EdD.
NLN Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam
Apply a School Nurse Certification toward an MSN
Students who complete the 12 credit School Nurse Certification program can apply the credits toward the MSN Nurse Educator Program with an additional 25 credits required. The School Nurse credits will take the place of 12 credits of foundational courses in the MSN. (Students would progress through the remainder of the MSN as indicated by a typical plan of study.)
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State Credentialing Requirements
Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local requirements may exist for field placements or pratica in this state. Out-of-state student placements/practica cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Health and Sciences. Students are responsible for following all state and local requirements and regulations for their field placement/practica coursework.