Master's Degree in Nursing Education

Joanne Gay Dishman School of Nursing

Degree: Master of Science in Nursing
Major: Nursing Education
Hours: 37

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Degree Description

Lamar University's online Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education program fully prepares you for the classroom with core knowledge and teaching methodologies to help your students learn to deliver quality care in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape.
You will also learn proven strategies for designing and implementing challenging and effective learning objectives and curricula, as well as advanced instructional methods that enable you to create an engaging and active learning environment.

Why Study Nursing Education at Lamar?

Lamar University's online Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education prepares you to lead the way in the future of nursing education. Offering one of the top two MSN programs in the country, the Joanne Gay Dishman School of Nursing at Lamar University is highly respected in the healthcare community. In this program, you will deepen your knowledge and clinical practice while you build leadership abilities and teaching skills.

Career Paths

Nurse educators serve as faculty members in nursing schools and teaching hospitals, sharing their knowledge and skills to prepare the next generation of nurses for effective practice. You'll develop lesson plans, teach courses, evaluate programs, oversee your students' clinical practice and serve as ethical and practical role models for their students. Most nurse educators have extensive clinical experience, and many continue caring for patients after becoming educators. 

Primary Careers

Nurse educator, program director, facilitator

Career Areas

  • Education
  • Training
  • Program coordination
  • Program direction
  • Curriculum development
  • Clinical oversight of students

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Medical clinics and facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Private practitioners
  • Nursing schools and training programs
  • Government agencies