Nurse Educator

The MSN Nurse Educator Concentration is for BSN-prepared registered nurses interested in developing competencies in patient education, staff development and academic education. 

The program emphasizes the role of nursing in higher education, including the importance of research, service and teaching in academic settings. Students learn the basis of curriculum design so they can build and refine curricula. They also learn to design a variety of clinical scenarios and apply them into a simulated learning environment. 

Students conduct their practicum experience by teaching during classes and clinical under supervision of a faculty preceptor. 

Graduates of the program will be prepared to teach students in an academic setting, as well as patients and practicing nurses in various clinical settings including hospitals and community health care agencies. 

A post-master’s certificate is also available for students with previous nursing master’s degrees. 

Graduates will be eligible to take the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam, upon completion of requisite experience.

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†At this time, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is updating the curriculum and not admitting students into this program. If you would like to be notified when the program is updated, please email


Program Length:

2-3 years part time

Admissions Deadline:

Term Start:
Spring, summer, fall