Help shape the future of healthcare by educating and mentoring nurses and preparing them to make an even greater impact in the lives of their patients. Play a pivotal role in strengthening the nursing workforce, serving as a role model and providing the leadership needed to implement evidence-based practice.

Learn to design, implement, evaluate, and revise educational programs for nurses, including formal academic programs that lead to a degree or certificate and more informal continuing education programs designed to meet individual learning needs. Fieldwork experience provides you with an opportunity to apply learning in a real-world environment. Our team of practicum coordinators is available to help at every step of your fieldwork journey. Review the PDF to the right for the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

The National League for Nursing’s (NLN) has come up with the following top 10 reasons to become a nurse educator:

Top 10 reasons to become a nurse educator

Upon completing this specialization, Graduates will be prepared to:

  • Design curricula and programs that facilitate the learning of nursing students, colleagues, patients and other healthcare professionals.
  • Effectively communicate your knowledge and share your experience with others.
  • Evaluate learning and document the outcomes of the educational process.
  • Pursue academic research that advances the nursing field.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

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    Study Measures Effectiveness of MSN

    Nearly 90% of Walden MSN study participants report they were able to apply what they learned to their workplace.

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    When you enroll in this program, you don’t need to worry about buying books or registering for classes. We’ll do that for you.

  • “I used to think my job was to teach ‘tasks’ because nurses perform tasks. Now I understand that a nurse does much more than that. I’m teaching on a different scale. I’m not teaching a task; I’m teaching a concept, an ideal, a best practice .”

    Intermountain Healthcare employee
    Walden MSN Graduate


  • Dollar signReceive a $2,500 grant when
    you start the MSN Leadership
    and Management specialization
    on August 31, 2015.



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