Nursing (MSN): Nurse Educator

Nursing: Nurse Educator

Graduate College | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Nurse Educator option combines a commitment to nursing excellence with a passion for innovation and transformational leadership.

Program Details

Format: Online classes

Completion time: 21 months

Credits: 32

Cost per credit (2019–2020): $678

Start: Fall or spring

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Sample plan of study


St. Kate’s Nurse Educator students have access to the federal Nurse Faculty Loan Program.  Each new Nurse Educator student will also be considered for up to $5,000 in funding from these scholarship programs: Leadership in Nursing, diversity, alumni, and academic achievement.

Students employed by St. Kate’s corporate partners also receive a scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%.

Excellence and Innovation in Nursing Education

Our master's in nursing education students build on personal motivations in a rich learning experience that is grounded in St. Kate’s traditions of clinical and educational excellence, leadership, social justice, and community-based learning.

The nurse educator master's curriculum reflects the rapidly changing landscapes of healthcare and education. Our graduate program offers opportunities for integrating new technologies and informatics concepts into teaching and learning, which improves problem-solving and critical thinking skills. You’ll also study emerging trends in nursing, healthcare, and society.

Evidence-based course content focuses on principles of the education process, assessment of learning styles, needs and characteristics of diverse learners and innovative instructional techniques and evaluation strategies. You’ll learn to design dynamic learning experiences that are flexible and relevant in a challenging environment.

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Careers in Nursing Education

Well-trained nurse educators are in high demand, regionally and nationally. St. Catherine's MSN: Nurse Educator option prepares nurses for a wide spectrum of healthcare and educational settings.

Nurse educators are needed in academic settings to prepare students for careers as registered nurses. A diverse student body and increasing reliance on technology tools require an academic nurse educator who can be responsive to these educational trends.

In clinical settings, nurse educators guide the continuous professional development of working nurses and other clinicians in hospitals and clinics, as well as provide education to patients to ensure reduced readmission rates and complications and enhance the overall patient experience.

Program Accreditation

The MSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Important Essential Abilities
For successful admission and continuance in St. Catherine University’s prelicensure nursing programs, a specific set of essential cognitive, sensory, communication, psychomotor, and behavioral/emotional/spiritual health abilities are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Read the full requirements.

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