Master’s Degree: MSN in RN-to-MSN Nurse Educator (CCNE-accredited) (Capella University)

Prepare to educate the next generation of nursing professionals with this streamlined online MSN specialization, part of Capella’s CCNE-accredited online MSN program. With your RN license and your previous 135 quarter credits of undergraduate course work, you have an accelerated pathway toward your online Master of Science in Nursing. Expand your knowledge of health care systems and policies, patient education, health promotion and technology integration. Then explore advanced nursing theory and practice, as well as the design, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of nurse education programs. The curriculum incorporates both the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the Essentials of Master’s Education for Advanced Practice Nursing established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

With your Master in Nurse Educator, you’ll learn to incorporate theories of nursing as well as adult learning, design, develop, evaluate, and revise nursing and health-related curricula, and adapt teaching strategies for a diverse population. You will also be able to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing education and assess achievement of learning outcomes.

Common jobs with an online Master in Nurse Educator include staff educator, claims investigator, nursing instructor, nursing faculty, director of nursing or chief nursing officer. Potential workplaces include: hospital, home health care agency, community or technical college, land-based or online college or university, or hospital-based school of nursing.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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RN license verification required. This program is not designed to prepare graduates for entry-level or advanced practice licensure as a nurse.

The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887-6791.

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