Nurse Educator

A Nurse Educator teaches and trains the next generation of nurses at teaching hospitals, universities and colleges.
Required education
Average annual salary
Higher Salary
You’ll evaluate and update the education curriculum, as well as teach in a classroom and clinical setting.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do


You’ll write grant proposals and record the outcome of educational processes.


You’ll teach, evaluate and advise students, oversee them as they practice the skills they’ve learned, and speak at nursing conferences.


You’ll assess and revise current educational programs.


You’ll be a role model and mentor for some of your students.

Where you’ll work
  • Community colleges
  • Continuing education programs
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care centers
  • Technical schools
  • Trade schools
  • Universities
How to become a Nurse Educator


Pass the NCLEX-RN and work as a Registered Nurse.


Pass the Certification Nurse Educator exam through the National League of Nursing.


You’re ready to work as a Nurse Educator.

Notes on Nursing Podcast

4 Podcasts
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    Talking resuscitation research and virtual reality CPR training in this episode of Nursing Notes Live with nurse innovator Marion Leary, RN, MSN, MPH, FAHA. Marion is the director of innovation research for the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an innovation specialist and course director at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing.The post Virtual Reality CPR Training with Nurse Marion Leary appeared first on Nursing Notes Live.
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