Nurse educators are in high demand. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that more than 40,000 qualified applicants are turned away from nursing schools because there are not enough nurse educators to educate students.*

Nurse educators work in academic settings, hospitals, community health organizations, healthcare organizations, consulting firms, or corporations.

According to, the average salary for a nurse professor is $84,150.

If you have the right experience and training, Walden’s MSN program with a specialization in Nursing Education can help position you for roles such as:

  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Faculty
  • Administrative Nurse Faculty
  • Nursing Instructor
  • Patient Educator
  • Staff Development Manager
  • Staff Educator
  • Continuing Education Specialist
  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Consultant
  • Case Manager

Learn more about top industry sectors, most in-demand job skills and top job titles for MSN grads.

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

*American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Research and Data Center, 2002-2012, on the Internet at (viewed online August 26, 2013)., on the internet at (viewed online October 23, 2013)


Alvin Mena Centaro

Alvin Mena Cantero

MSN Graduate
I have the unconditional support of family and friends, some of whom applied to Walden after hearing about my experience.
Walden University has taught me to act on my passions and address societal challenges using research and investigation. Transforming society is my goal and the goal of a Walden scholar.
I find that when I educate, whether in a formal or informal environment, I learn from my students as much as they learn from me.
Allison Souza MSN Graduate / DNP Student
Allison Souza
Cynthia Hickman MSN / PhD in Health Services Graduate
Cynthia Hickman
Lynn Sayre Visser MSN Graduate
Lynn Sayre Visser

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

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