MSN – Nurse Educator

MSN – Nurse Educator

Our program prepares you to create quality curriculums, improve your instructional skills, and receive hands-on training to better prepare you for the classroom.

Program Mission

The Nurse Educator program creates the next generation of teachers for healthcare workers. We've built a curriculum specially made for learning how to have the skills both a seasoned nurse and a skilled professor do. 

Program Goals

The program trains nurse educators as leaders who facilitate learning and can effectively teach students, develop curriculums, and evaluate progress. 

Why Choose the Master's in Nursing Education?

  • $79,640 median salary* 
  • 19% job growth by 2020**

The nurse educator degree prepares you for a role in academic or staff development settings. Graduates of the Nurse Educator specialty are well prepared to assume faculty or clinical instructor positions in schools of nursing or staff development positions in health care institutions.

*Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 report’s median national wage at a college or university.

**Based on the 2019 

Saint Luke's™ College of Health Sciences at Rockhurst University

Advantages of Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences

A degree from Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences means you get a quality education from a proven leader with over 115 years of nursing education experience. Our program prepares you to create quality curriculums, improve your instructional skills, and receive hands-on training to better prepare you for the classroom 

Students choose Saint Luke’s College for:

  • Financial aid, work-study and scholarships available to those who qualify
  • Access to stellar academic resources and sites
  • Networking opportunities with one of the largest employers in the Kansas City area
  • Nursing faculty with industry, clinical and teaching experience
  • Part-time and full-time options available for working adult learners
  • Courses offered year-round
  • Accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

*The master’s degree program in nursing at Saint Luke’s College Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Student Outcomes

At the completion of the program, the graduate will be able to: 

  • Earn gainful employment in teaching, research, medical consultation, educational consultation, grant writing, or become a clinical instructor, among other career opportunities.
  • Incorporate scientific and theoretical concepts from nursing and other relevant disciplines to improve nursing practice in a variety of settings
  • Exhibit organizational and system leadership skills to promote ethical, safe, and high-quality patient care
  • Contribute to improvement and safety in health care organizations using validated instruments, methods, and quality improvement measures
  • Incorporate research to guide clinical decisions, patient education, and professional practice
  • Use appropriate technology while engaging in care management, collaboration, education, and decision making
  • Advocate for consumers and interprofessional health team members through policy development and implementation
  • Collaborate effectively as an interprofessional team member or leader to facilitate care for individuals and populations in a diversity of settings

Connect With Us

Westport Campus

624 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Troost Campus

1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.