What it Takes to be a Nurse Educator
Nurse educators are registered nurses who are also educated as teachers. Most work as nurses for a period of time before dedicating their careers (part-time or full-time) to educating future nurses. They may teach students studying for an ASN, BSN, or other nursing degree, or get certified in continuing education and refresher courses. Most nurse educators have extensive clinical experience, and many continue caring for patients after becoming educators. Even if they no longer practice as nurses, nurse educators must still remain up-to-date on the latest developments in the nursing field. Nurse educators may also conduct research and write grant proposals.
Annual Salary Range
BSN, MSN, or PhD
RN, Certified Nurse Educator