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Nurse Educator (NE) Overview

Completion of this concentration prepares students to function in new and innovative ways as nurse educators. Students choosing the Nurse Educator focus will be able to:

  • Design methods of teaching, learning and evaluation for nursing education in the classroom, online, and nursing practice/clinical settings.
  • Analyze and develop plans of study in nursing based on appropriate curricular principles.
  • Integrate caring as a theoretical model into an educational framework.
  • Apply the role of nurse educator, demonstrating successful instructional methods in the classroom, online, and nursing practice/clinical settings.

The Nurse Educator concentration requires a minimum of 39 credit hours. Full and part-time programs of study are available. Classes are offered in a combination of live and online formats.

At the completion of the program and after two years of experience as a nurse educator, graduates are eligible to sit for the National League for Nursing Nurse Educator Certification.

Second MSN Degree Option

Applicants that have a MSN degree seeking specialization in another concentration requiring 30 credits or more to complete required courses in the new concentration should consider applying for a second MSN degree. Second MSN degree applicants should complete Step 1 and Step 2 of the application process (FAU and NursingCAS) by published deadlines. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required to earn a second MSN degree from FAU.

Once accepted, an analysis will be completed to determine each student’s plan of study. Students must provide syllabi from other institutions for all transfer courses.

PMC Option

Applicants with an MSN in a NP concentration seeking specialization in another NP concentration requiring less than 30 credit hours should consider applying for a Post Master’s Certificate (PMC).  

PMC applicants may be considered for a fall or spring admission and are accepted on a space available basis.

  1. PMC applicants submit a preliminary application along with a copy of all official academic transcripts, a current RN license, one (1) letter of recommendation, a statement of philosophy, and a current CV.
  2.  Once the College of Nursing reviews the preliminary application, applicants will be notified to complete the online non-degree FAU application.

Once applicant has been accepted into a concentration, a gap analysis will be completed to determine the required courses for each student. A minimum of 10 credits are required to earn a PMC from the College of Nursing at FAU.  Students must provide syllabi and/or course descriptions from other institutions for all transfer courses.  


Academic Coordinator Graduate Coordinator Nurse Educator Concentration 

 Valetine Etienne

Kathryn Keller, PhD, RN

777 Glades Rd.

Boca Raton, FL  33431

777 Glades Rd

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: 561-297-3261

Phone: 561-297-2919 

Fax: 561-297-3652




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