MSN Tracks

If you would like to take your nursing career to the next level, SPU’s Master of Science in Nursing programs offer an unrivaled combination of clinical expertise, training, and hands-on experience to equip and prepare you.

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Nurse Educator

When you enroll in the Nurse Educator track, you’ll develop skills and knowledge specific to nursing education. This track will teach you key strategies for leadership roles in clinical staff development, clinical education, and/or academic instruction. Coursework and clinical experiences provide individualized learning to enhance nursing education and consultation.

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Courses and requirements

If you’re a practicing BSN-prepared nurse and you desire to advance the nursing profession, develop nursing staff, and educate the next generation of nurses, the MSN Nurse Educator specialty track is for you. You must have a current nursing license and at least 12 months’ experience as a registered nurse. You’ll be required to take up to 60 credits to earn this degree. Completion takes seven to nine quarters as a full-time student (PDF) and 11 to 13 quarters as a part-time student (PDF).


Thinking of a DNP?

SPU offers DNP programs for Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners.

Why I Teach at SPU

Lorie Wild, Dean and Professor of Nursing

“I love teaching because it affords me the opportunity to keep learning with and from my students. At SPU, I have the freedom to work with students not only to help them gain knowledge but also to cultivate strength of character and professional identity. Our students give me great hope for the future.”