Making a meaningful impact through nurse education

Our world depends on highly skilled nurses who provide compassionate care to others. Those nurses would not exist if it weren't for the dedicated educators committed to teaching and providing mentorship to nursing students and to nurses already working in the profession. Concordia's MSN - nurse educator program builds on your existing nursing experience with advanced knowledge and skills necessary to teach others.

Credits39
Cost Per Credit$760
Careers
  • Nurse Educator/Instructor
  • Nursing Professor
  • Clinical Instructor
Scholarship

$1000s in new scholarships exclusively for adult and post-traditional learners.

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Program Overview

You have come a long way in your nursing career. You earned your bachelor's degree, and gained valuable experience working as a nurse. You are good at what you do. Now you're thinking about what to accomplish next. Do you want to help others feel the same fulfillment that you have in caring for patients? Do you want to share what you've learned to make a meaningful impact in the profession and beyond? If so, our MSN - nurse educator program is the perfect next step in your career. Our knowledgeable faculty with years of academic and practical experience help you advance your nursing career to the next level.

Program Highlights
  • Part-time and full-time options available
  • Faculty members bring years of experience and current practice to the classroom
  • Courses built on a Christian foundation
  • Flexible online options
  • Spring and fall clinical rotations
Accreditation

The master’s degree program in nursing at Concordia University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Please Note
We are not accepting new students from Alabama, Alaska, California, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee or Wyoming. Additionally, Washington D.C. students are required to do clinicals in Virginia.

Concordia University of Wisconsin is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality
Assurance Commission to conduct practice experiences in the state of Washington for the RN-BSN, MSN/FNP and MSN/AGPCNP program tracks. For more information, please go to Nursing
Commission’s website at:
https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission/NursingPrograms.aspx

International students wishing to come to campus are currently not eligible for this program due to the ratio of online learning components required by the program.
What to Expect

This program is designed to thoroughly prepare you to teach in a nursing school or in a healthcare setting. The rigorous curriculum explores advanced nursing theory, science, and practice. You will learn effective methods for instructing, demonstrating, and evaluating nursing competencies and knowledge. Nurse educator students learn to implement teaching/learning strategies that are learner-centered and to create environments conducive to developing higher-level critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills in students and staff members.

When you finish your master’s in nursing at Concordia, you’ll be able to help others in ways you never considered. This program is about more than just advancing professional values—it’s about collaborating, communicating, and articulating your knowledge and experience to others. Your knowledge of healthcare and education will allow you to inspire and instruct those around you to help them reach their full potential, and work toward the end goal of continually improving patient care.

Where can you go after your MSN? Consider our doctoral programs, including a Doctorate of Education. One of the best, unique aspects of the EdD in Leadership in Innovation and Continuous Improvement (LICI) is its interprofessional approach. This cohort program welcomes students with diverse professional backgrounds in business, health professions, pharmacy, nursing, and education. The curriculum is collaboratively designed across these interprofessional areas and incorporates best practices from all these fields of study. Uncommon nurse leaders should consider earning a doctorate in leadership, innovation, and continuous improvement (LICI) as an alternative to a PhD in nursing. Today’s nurse leaders and educators need to be well versed in evidence-based teaching and practice.

You may also be interested in our other MSN programs
Uncommon Scholarships

Concordia offers various scholarships for qualifying adult and post-traditional students. Learn more here.

Locations

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work. The Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator program is available at the following:

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