Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Nurse Educator

A nurse educator using a model to teach students.

Why Choose Our Program?

Are you ready to take your nursing career to the next level? Our MSN Clinical Nurse Educator program is designed to provide a convenient way for working registered nurses to earn their graduate degrees. Graduates will be prepared to provide highly qualified direct patient services and discipline-specific educational concepts to nursing practice. Those who participate will experience a focused curriculum aligned with the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Nurse Educator Certification Program.

Our program:

  • Is CCNE accredited
  • Is offered on part-time and full-time tracks so you can learn at your own pace
  • Incorporates project-based clinical opportunities so you can continue working
  • Paves the way for graduates to become board certified in Nursing Professional Development

If you already have a Master of Science in Nursing, you may be interested in the Clinical Nurse Educator post-graduate certificate.

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Earn an MSN Your Way

JU's Clinical Nurse Educator program prepares you to take the next step in your career whether that be a promotion or graduate school. The Nurse Educator program was designed for you to complete your way:

  • Small classes provide you with individual attention
  • Courses offered in-person, online, or in a hybrid format (in-person and online)
  • Courses offered in 8-week flexible course formats that allow you to take terms off when you need it
  • Work with an academic advisor throughout the program who will assist you with individualizing your program progression in a way that works for your schedule.
18 MonthsFinish the program in as little as 18 months
$83,100Average salary for Clinical Nurse Educators
CCNE AccreditedOur MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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About Our Program

When you graduate from this program, you will have a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Leadership in the Healthcare System. This concentration prepares students to continue study at the Doctoral level if they choose.


MSN Core

  • NUR 510: Nursing Theory & Research I
  • NUR 512: Organization, Delivery, and Policy in Healthcare
  • NUR 514: Nursing Leadership and Advanced Roles
  • NUR 516: Information Systems & Technology for Improved Healthcare
  • NUR 520: Nursing Research & Theory II
  • NUR 551: Advanced Role Practicum

Specialization Courses

  • NUR 508: Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NUR 521: Pharmacology & Physical Assessment for the Clinical Nurse Educator
  • NUR 522: Academic Nurse Education
  • NUR 523: Clinical Nurse Education

AdmissionsHow to Apply

  • Completed JU Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended with All Nursing Coursework & Nursing Degrees
    • A minimum 3.0 undergraduate nursing GPA on a 4.0 scale is required
    • Graduation from a CCNE, NLN or ACEN accredited BSN program
  • Resume/CV
  • Active U.S. Nursing License
  • The following may be requested of students with a GPA of 3.0 or below
    • GRE/GMAT scores
    • Statement of Intent
    • Letters of Recommendation

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Contact Information Keigwin School of Nursing

Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences

Phone: (904) 256-7169

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