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Nurse Educator Concentration

For registered nurses who want to develop and advance in the nursing community, becoming a nurse educator is a natural next step in your career. Transitioning to a nurse educator role in higher education or clinical settings offers you the chance to make a lasting difference in the nursing profession.

As part of our Master of Science in Nursing program, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College offers a Nurse Educator Concentration for BSN-prepared registered nurses. For those who’ve already earned their MSN in another advanced nursing role, the college also offers a Nurse Educator post-master’s certificate.

The Nurse Educator Concentration prepares students to assume complex roles in a variety of settings by integrating prior learning with advanced discipline-specific coursework and clinical experiences. Students become skilled educators with competencies in patient education, staff development and academic education.

Program Highlights

  • Program length: 1.5 years full-time,  2-3 years part-time
  • Application deadline: Rolling
  • Term start: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • All online courses


Our Nurse Educator Concentration program has many benefits to students, no matter where you are in the country. Here are just a few of them:

Convenient Online Classes
There’s no need to travel to campus to complete your studies. All of your courses and communication will be online, and even orientation can happen virtually.

Full or Part-Time Schedule
Advance your career while you’re still working. Full-time studies could be completed in 4 terms (16 months), while part-time students will need a minimum of 6 terms.

Personalized Practicum Experience
The final term includes active teaching and learning experiences in both the academic and clinical nursing areas. You’ll have the support and guidance of a mentor who is a master’s (or higher) prepared nurse educator in a pre-licensure nursing program.

Diverse Career Potential
Share your knowledge by teaching students in an academic setting, as well as working with patients and practicing nurses in clinical settings like hospitals and community health care agencies.

Prepare for Excellence
Graduates will be eligible to take the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam upon completion of requisite experience. The Nurse Educator role is recognized by NLN as a specialty area of practice.

Become a Nurse Educator

Interested in learning more about the Nurse Educator Concentration for your Master of Science in Nursing? Read about our admissions requirements and course sequence (coming soon).

Program Faculty:

Learn more about all of our concentration programs on the Masters of Science in Nursing page.

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