Nurse Educator at SIUE
The nurse educator specialization in SIUE's School of Nursing is provided in an online format with three face-to-face practicum experiences provided in a variety of settings. The 270 hours of practica are individualized according to the student’s professional experience, interest and academic needs. Faculty teaching in the specialization offer diverse experiences, provide exciting teaching strategies and act as role models for the students in the specialization. After finishing the program and two years of teaching experience, graduates are eligible to take the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator exam.
Out-of-state students applying for this program are strongly encouraged to discuss clinical requirements with the assistant dean of graduate programs. Clinical arrangements are not able to be made in all states.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Master of Science, Nurse Educator (NE) Specialization
There is an ever-increasing need for nursing faculty as the average age of experienced faculty is rising and current instructors are reaching retirement age. Many qualified undergraduate and graduate applicants to nursing schools are denied entrance into schools of nursing because of the faculty shortage. Baccalaureate-prepared nurses who obtain a nurse educator master’s degree are actively sought throughout the St. Louis metropolitan region as well as nationally.