"If you had a BS degree and wanted to become a nurse educator" quote from OP
Since you're at an ideal age to continue your education (having done several types of HC), I'd check out the requirements to obtain your master's degree in education. If you enjoy teaching orientees to your unit, and believe you can achieve the degree, go for it!
Many teachers have taught without really enjoying the educational process; and therefore are boring, distant mouthers of theory, seemingly uncaring whether it makes sense to learners.
But save at least half the money
needed to achieve your goal! Loans have to be repaid........ W
ork (but not on nights, unless you really acclimate to them well), in between semesters, to put double payments on it (be sure that's OK in the contract. A lot of resentment surfaces when graduates face huge repayment obligations, so be sure that you'll be able to work the loan off after the first year. Nursing instructors are a needed commodity, so government low interest loans are available, as well as scholarships