The University Of North Dakota - Online & Distance Education

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43 Credits
2+ Years to Complete
Two 1-Week On-Campus Visits
In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency

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Master of Science - Nurse Educator Track

Master's Degree
Begins every Fall (August)

Career Information

The need for nurse educators in patient and consumer health continues to expand in order to meet growing concerns for patient safety.

By 2020, the U.S. federal government estimates that there will be 1 million fewer nurses than needed. Exacerbating the already dire nationwide nurse shortage, tens of thousands of qualified nursing school applicants are turned away annually because there are not enough nurse educators to teach them.

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) reports that there is an 8% vacancy rate in nursing faculty positions. In addition, hundreds of nursing faculty are expected to retire annually between now and 2015.

By becoming a nurse educator, you can fill one of those vacant faculty positions and help prepare future nurses to enter the healthcare workforce.

For specific information on the nature of the work, job outlook, and earnings, view the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Application Deadline:

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