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Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator

Bryan College of Health Sciences in Lincoln, NE, offers graduate nursing programs that can be tailored to your needs. Graduates will be qualified for teaching and leadership positions in colleges and universities, patient education, staff development and continuing education or training in health care. Nurse educators use their knowledge and expertise to facilitate learning in physical and virtual classroom environments as well as clinical settings.

Throughout the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator track you will learn:

  • Traditional research methods
  • Available evidence
  • Contemporary technology
  • Information systems

Graduate nursing education emphasizes higher learning as integral to advancement of nursing practice. Graduate nursing education provides the foundation to assume a variety of specialized roles in teaching and leadership in nursing education.

Students share experiences

  • "The course load is manageable, even with family and children, working full-time and traveling."
  • "I'm using what I learned in the program right away in my job; it's exciting and it's improving the work I do."
  • "I have a new job that requires a master's degree waiting for me when I graduate!"

Why Choose Bryan College of Health Sciences

  • Manageable course load designed for full-time working nurses allowing work/life balance
  • Distance program with synchronous video meetings in each course to provide real-time engagement with faculty and other students
  • Preceptor program offering real-life situational learning
  • Classes taught by award-winning faculty
  • NFLP funding available! Learn More

*The goal of the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is to alleviate the nursing shortage by contributing to the pool of qualified nurse educators. Up to 85% of tuition, fees and reasonable costs can be cancelled upon completion of an advanced degree with concentration in nursing education and four years of full-time or full-time equivalent teaching in a faculty role at an accredited nursing program. After completion of the degree, recipients have up to one year to find employment as faculty in order for the loan to be cancelled. Cancellation for the first three years of the loan is 20% and 25% for the fourth year, equaling 85% of the loan being cancelled. 

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Fall start: May 31
Spring start: October 15


Bachelor's degree with major in nursing

GPA: 3.0 or above

Current, unencumbered license as a professional registered nurse (RN) in Nebraska, or the state where practicum will occur

Sample of academic writing and goals statement

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