Nursing education is about preparing tomorrow's nurses. And responding to today's healthcare environment.
Our online M.S. Nurse Educator program is designed for nurses seeking the credentials to teach in pre-licensure and degree-completion nursing programs. Courses will provide the most current information and skills for student and staff education. With the reality of the nursing faculty shortage and the constant changes in healthcare, opportunities for nurse educators are growing, and tomorrow’s nurses will need experienced nurse educators who can prepare them well for nursing roles.
Completion of the M.S. Nurse Educator program provides immediate eligibility credentialing as a nurse educator with the National League for Nursing following successful completion of their exam. Through integration of hands-on activities, our graduates leave prepared to teach nursing in pre-licensure and degree-completion programs.
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Our nurse educator program takes your online learning beyond papers and readings. Integrated throughout the program are also valuable opportunities to gain experience teaching with the assistance of experienced educators. You’ll participate in teaching students how to think critically as they make patient assessments, learn nursing skills, respond to changes in patient conditions, and use our patient simulators to practice acute care, pediatric, and obstetric nursing skills. You’ll have the opportunity to conduct an internship at Bethel or other educational institutions for more in-depth, hands-on learning.
Completing the M.S. Nurse Educator program means immediate eligibility for credentialing as a nurse educator with the National League for Nursing following successful completion of their exam. This credential will make you stand out among employers.
Small cohort sizes provide the personalized attention that will help you thrive as a nurse educator student.
Our professors are doctorally prepared nurse educators who conduct active research in academic, healthcare, and community settings; write and contribute to nursing textbooks; and teach nursing around the globe. They’ll connect you to the nursing community and help you network with internship and career opportunities in your area.
Teaching from a Christian worldview
We weave Christian faith into all our courses, recognizing the need for professionals to take the time not only to develop on-the-job skills, but also to fulfill a sense of personal call that leads to a lifetime of meaningful work.
Reputable nursing program
Bethel’s Nursing Department is among the best in Minnesota at preparing nurses for caring and knowledgeable service. Our nurse educator program is an integral part of a Christian faith-based nursing program that began in the early 1980s.
Almost every semester, we'll provide you with field experiences that fit your career goals and schedule so you gain practical skills in facilitating learning, evaluating curriculum, and using today's information technologies to teach nursing concepts.
After obtaining my nurse educator degree at Bethel and teaching for a few years, I taught a couple of semesters at a university in Uganda. Bethel prepared me well for the challenge of teaching and working cross-culturally.
Current job: Adjunct professor at Bethel, Nurse at Allina
My Bethel master's degree has prepared me to be the best nursing leader I can be. The research projects taught me how to tackle issues on my unit with an evidence-based approach. I loved the cohort aspect of the program.
Current job: HealthEast Woodwinds Maternity Care
I loved attending Bethel. From the moment I started attending Bethel, I knew the faculty were invested in me. They cared about me, prayed for me, and genuinely wanted to see me succeed.
Current job: Clinical Development Specialist
Prepare to Teach
The M.S. Nurse Educator program will prepare you to teach in pre-licensure and degree-completion nursing programs. You’ll also gain the skills to work in staff development or patient education roles.
Learn how to:
- Function as an effective nurse educator
- Design curriculum based on educational trends and professional standards
- Support the nurse educator role with enhanced direct care knowledge and skills
Our graduates have gone on to teaching, leadership, or staff development roles at places like:
- Bethel University
- University of Northwestern-St. Paul
- Century College
- Hennepin Technical College
- St. Paul College
- Pine Technical College
- Other pre-licensure practical nursing and 2- and 4-year nursing programs
- Health Partners
Our graduates have gone to doctoral programs at:
- St. Catherine University
- University of Minnesota
- University of Phoenix
- Walden University
- Capella University
- Winona State University