Healthcare, Medical & Nursing
Nursing Educator

If you want to combine your passions for nursing and teaching into an impactful career helping the future caregivers of the world deliver the best possible care to their patients, a Nursing Educator degree may be the perfect fit.

Types of Degrees

Nursing Educator students typically pursue a bachelor's degree (4 years) in nursing before taking the examinations and obtaining the certifications required in their area to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Following these steps and work experience as a RN, students then pursue a master's degree or doctorate degree in Nursing Education before becoming a Nursing Educator. In this industry, at least one year of medical/surgical experience is sought by prospective employers, with more experience paving the way to more opportunities.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and science coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Nursing Educator Degree

Given the education, work experience, and licensure/certification requirements, most Nursing Educator graduates go on to become Nursing Instructors and Teachers after graduation.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary, was $83,160 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.