Your path is clear. Help students pave theirs.
Nursing education is constantly evolving, and technologically advanced instruction methods are a necessity for future nursing faculty members. Duquesne’s advanced online program in nursing education provides in-depth clinical education theory along with a teaching practicum that puts you right where you want to be — side by side with master teachers.
Become fully immersed in a faculty member’s role and responsibilities and emerge with the right preparation to set you on the path toward a career in nursing education and instruction.
What does a nurse educator do?
The next generation of nurses needs a role model — someone who can prepare them for their specialized career in nursing. Your instruction will be instrumental in strengthening the nursing workforce. You’ll design, implement, evaluate, and revise academic programs that are tailored to the skills needed today to excel as a nurse.
Aspiring nurses will think of you as more than an educator — they’ll trust you as their mentor. And you won’t just be responsible for developing a curriculum and teaching it through lectures or labs; you’ll be a resource for each student’s immediate and ongoing professional development.
Your commitment to lifelong learning and in-depth knowledge of holistic patient care, illness prevention and promoting community health will form the foundation that inspires nursing students to evolve into nursing leaders.
Explore where nurse educators thrive.
- Technical schools
- Large health care centers
Discover your role as a nurse educator.
The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice has recognized there is a shortage of nurse faculty. That means demand is high for your skills as a highly trained nurse educator.
With an online MSN in Nursing Education from Duquesne University, you can position yourself for growth within the field, putting your advanced degree to work in roles such as:
Universities and colleges need nurse educators to teach coursework and prepare nursing students for what to expect when they enter the workforce following graduation. You may also find opportunities for this role in hospitals and other health care environments.
Average salary: $60,000 to $90,000*
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
These practitioners are more than educators. Their role is essential to succession planning, managing competing priorities and reducing costs. As a nursing professional development specialist, you’ll work in hospitals and health systems to promote safety, quality, efficiency and effectiveness of nursing practice.
Average salary: $68,000 to $74,000**
Clinical Faculty Member
This can involve clinical teaching, supervision or direction. As a clinical faculty member, you may also be tasked with the planning, implementation and evaluation of student learning in simulation labs.
Average salary: $100,000+**
An online nurse educator works in a virtual classroom environment and utilizes innovative teaching strategies in a web-based delivery system to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population. Much of your instruction and communication will be through video, conference calls and discussion boards.
Average salary: $65,000***
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | **Glassdoor.com | ***AllNursingSchools.com
“Our MSN in Nursing Education graduates play an essential role in preparing future nurses who are ready to provide quality and safe patient care. The impact of their teaching lasts a lifetime.”
– Dr. Joan Such Lockhart, Clinical Professor and MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty Role Coordinator