This master’s program prepares you for advanced practice as a nurse educator. In only fifteen months, you’ll develop the sophisticated skills and knowledge to transform healthcare environments and excel in senior nursing positions.

Fast Facts
  • Application deadline: Closed
  • Program mode: Hybrid | Cohort format
  • Program duration: 15 month (37 units)
  • Financial Aid Available
  • No GRE Required

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Earn your national certification.

When you finish the program, you’ll qualify to sit for the National League of Nursing Education Certification Exam, which certifies you as Nurse Educator (CNE). This designation is attractive to employers nationwide – and, combined with your master’s, will help you stand apart in today’s highly competitive market.

1,492 vacant nusring faculty positions in 2020
$84K average salary for a nurse educator
18% projected job growth 2019-2029

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Gain valuable clinical experience.

Outside your classes, you’ll engage in important clinical fieldwork. Offered in a variety of health care settings, at a location near you, this hands-on practice is critical to your development as a nurse educator and serves as a necessary compliment to academic study.

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Guide the future of healthcare.

As a nurse educator, you’ll be on the frontlines of change, equipping nurses with the skills and knowledge to save lives.

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You'll learn how to:

  • Educate and train nurses for a variety of healthcare practices
  • Promote safe, high-quality care for diverse patient populations and communities
  • Lead organizational changes in hospitals and clinics
  • Craft and implement policies that promote patient advocacy
  • Develop an infrastructure that leads to improved and cost-efficient health outcomes

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Why you'll love us.


    At CSUN, we don’t fill courses. We build them, entirely from scratch, each and every time we launch a program. This leads to a unique education, with real and lasting outcomes in your career.


    Our world-class faculty design and teach all courses, helping you gain today’s most in-demand skills – and bringing the industry directly to you.


    When you enroll, we place you in a small, interactive group of peers from diverse organizations and industries. And from day one to graduation, you’ll learn and grow together.


    As you earn your education, we’ll stay with you every step of the way, offering close, personal support when and where you need it.

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With our partners in industry, we designed a curriculum based on theory, practice and real-world relevance, giving you the professional skill set to address and manage health care’s most urgent needs.

Along with advanced study of emerging trends, you’ll gain a mastery of nursing theory, curriculum design, organizational leadership, evidence-based practice, and health care policy.

You’ll learn how to design, deliver and evaluate nursing education programs. Additionally, you’ll perfect your ability to mentor and train new nurses, while building the leadership skills needed to excel in senior healthcare positions.

As you hone your clinical abilities, we’ll help you master essential concepts in class – all on our convenient online platform. Our online courses feature live class sessions, on-demand access to learning materials and daily networking opportunities.

From day one, you’ll engage in a curriculum designed by industry experts, available to you anytime and anywhere.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: How many hours a week should I plan to dedicate to classes?

Answer: Credit-bearing programs conform to Carnegie hours (i.e., one credit equals one hour of class time, plus two hours of homework). Our programs usually have six to nine credits per term. Nine credits equal 27 hours a week dedicated to classes.

Question: What do I need to be successful in the program?

Answer: A student should have good communication and writing skills. Also, the student should be willing to participate and add to the course discussion.

Question: Who takes this program?

Answer: The age range of our healthcare programs ranges widely, from late 20s to 50s. Participants typically work in the sector, with jobs in everything from nursing to radiology to public health.

Question: What can I do with this degree?

Answer: With this degree, you can lead major institutional change in a number of healthcare settings. Whether it’s teaching nurses how to safely engage in a new practice or spearheading a policy change at a hospital – you’ll know how to do it.

Question: What do nurse educators do?

Answer: Nurse educators are responsible for developing and delivering nursing education programs, as well as mentoring and training new nurses. They play a critical role in ensuring that the next generation of nurses is equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of the healthcare industry.

Question: What is the value of this program?

Answer: The value of a master's in nursing (MSN) is becoming increasingly important in today's healthcare industry. With the rapidly evolving nature of healthcare, nurses need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the changing demands of the field. Nurse education is a vital component of this process, as it enables nurses to train other nurses for the future of healthcare.

Question: Are there live sessions in this online program?

Answer: Yes, there are weekly virtual sessions where students connect with the professor and one another.

For additional questions and answers, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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