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MSN/Nurse Educator

Master's Degree | Hybrid

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6/8/2022 Update: We are not currently enrolling students for this program

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Are you a natural leader and an excellent communicator? The MSN Nurse Educator degree will prepare you to help shape the future of the nursing profession and practice. You will learn how to act as a mentor and adviser to nursing students and gain the skills to design and evaluate new nursing curriculum.

Holy Names University Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation).

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Contact an enrollment counselor with any questions you have about the program.

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Career Outcomes

Where an MSN/Nurse Educator degree can take you

The MSN Nurse Educator program will prepare you for a career in a variety of settings that offer nursing classes. You will find nurse educators working in both academic and health care settings.

  • Clinical Nurse Educator

    Health care Facility

  • Instructional Nurse Faculty

    College or University

  • Staff Development Officer

    Community Health Agency

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Why Pursue a Master’s in Nursing Education

Holy Names University offers several concentrations for students pursuing their Master of Science in Nursing. One of those specializations is Nursing Education. As a graduate student with a concentration, you’ll take a variety of core and focused classes. That combination is crucial to a comprehensive Nursing Education program. In our MSN Nursing Education program, this curriculum integrates two fundamental concepts:

  • Practical training: Core classes focus on nursing information and practices. This content applies to a vast range of medical fields. This part of your education prepares you for various healthcare settings and responsibilities. The subjects covered within these courses are versatile and broad. 
  • Theory: We provide focused courses to prepare you to teach other students. Instead of studying common medical practices, you’ll learn about the theory behind them. The information you’ll glean in these classes is less versatile and more specialized.

Once you enter the field of Nursing Education, you’ll prepare nursing students to work in settings where they provide medical care to patients. Whether you work as an instructor or someone who develops a curriculum, you’ll affect change and shape the future of education for healthcare professionals. 

Earn Your Master of Science in Nursing Education in Oakland

Holy Names University is proud to offer our low-residency master’s degree in Nursing Education. Such small class sizes mean that students receive the resources and attention they need from their instructors. Our faculty are practicing professionals who dedicate themselves to student success. You’ll have opportunities to make personal connections with faculty members who know your name.

The Logan Scholarship

50% Scholarship Available

Holy Names University is pleased to offer students in the MSN Nurse Educator program the Logan Scholarship: a 50% scholarship for students who maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher in the program.

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Employed in Health Care?

We offer partnership discounts.

HNU is pleased to offer a discounted tuition rate to new students and alumni who are employed by one of our partner hospitals, health systems or organizations.

If you work in one of our affiliate healthcare systems, you can qualify for a tuition reduction. HNU’s Nursing students can participate in a Hospital Partnership for a 15% discount.

Note that a partnership discount cannot be combined with the Logan scholarship or other funds for future educators. 

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MSN/Nurse Educator

Learning Outcomes

Nurses completing this program will learn to:

• Create and implement nursing curricula
• Teach in an academic or professional setting
• Develop evaluations and tests

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MSN/Nurse Educator

Program Highlights

• Hybrid classes meet just one weekend a month, and students complete the rest of the coursework online.
• Faculty members have extensive experience in nursing and are passionate about helping their students succeed.
• A small cohort means that students benefit from plenty of individualized attention.
• 35 units (18 units core courses and 17 units nurse education specialty courses)

Contact HNU About Earning Your Master’s in Nursing Education in Oakland, California

Reach out to Holy Names University to learn more about our MSN in Nursing Education program. As a student-centered university, Holy Names encourages students to make informed decisions. That commitment applies to our alumni, current students, and prospective students. Ask anything you’d like! Our admissions counselors are available to answer questions about hybrid degree requirements, timeline estimates, our campus, and other details. 

Request more information about earning your Master’s in Nursing Education from Holy Names University. 

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Sample courses

Here are just a few of the courses you may take.

Learning Theories and Teaching Strategies

Learn the concepts and theories of learning that can be used to facilitate an undergraduate student’s understanding of a body of knowledge.

Curriculum Development

Explore the process of curriculum development for the preparation of nurses in a clinical setting.

Evaluation and Test Construction

Learn how to evaluate undergraduate nursing students in the clinical setting based on the objectives of the experience.