By 2020, the demand for RNs is anticipated to be 29% greater than the available supply.* The need for nurse educators to help meet this growing demand has never been greater. 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. Fieldwork experience in NURS 6351 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.

Educate Nurses in Diverse Settings

For nurses who already hold a master’s degree, this is the right time to advance your career by adding depth to your portfolio of skills. Our program can help you prepare for nurse educator roles in a wide range of academic and practice settings. Gain important knowledge needed to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs for nursing students and other healthcare professionals.

Completion Requirements

  • 16 total quarter credits

This sequence represents the minimum credits to completion. Credits to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.


Course Code Course Credits
Course Code NURS 6001 Course Foundations for Graduate Study* Credits (1 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6321 Course Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6331 Course Teaching Learning Strategies: Integrating Technology Into Nursing Education Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code NURS 6351 Course Role of the Nurse Educator Credits (5 cr.)

*NURS 6001 is not required for graduates of Walden University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.

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

*National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, Second Report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Congress, November 2002,

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