Nursing
Nurse Educator

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Salary: $45,546 - $92,243
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Hourly: $21.9 - $44.35
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Outlook: 3 Stars
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Length of Training: 6-8 years
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A career as a nurse educator consists of developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum. Nurse educators use the latest technology to strengthen the learning process, and incorporate evidence-based teaching strategies to influence the preparation of today’s nursing graduate.

Most nursing professionals who become nurse educators have experienced other nursing roles during their career. For career seekers who are interested in nursing, the nurse educator career track is one that offers tremendous value to the field. The nurse educator is one of the fundamental building blocks for meeting the current and future demand for a larger nursing workforce.

Work Environment
Nurse educators primarily work in universities and colleges where the degrees offered are Bachelor’s and Associate programs in nursing, although others work in healthcare facilities and are involved with clinical education.

Nurse educators have the choice of working as full-time members of the faculty at a university or college, with the benefits of retirement and tenure, or they have the option of teaching part-time and remaining involved with patient care in a hospital or other healthcare facility.