Can you teach even if your only BSN Graduate and has experience?

  1. or a masteral degree?
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  3. by   RNsRWe
    If you're talking about teaching in a nursing program of a college or university, a Master's degree is the minimum educational level that I'm aware of. However, I've also seen clinical instructors with a BSN (but who were also studying for Master's). I've only known one clinical instructor who had "only" a BSN, but she was also a helluva experienced nurse, with a 20-year impressive clinical resume.

    I don't know of any college teaching positions that allow you to have a BSN only. In any event, the candidate would have to have the typing and communication skills of a college graduate, of course...
  4. by   txpatches
    My community college has instructors with a BSN.
  5. by   hypocaffeinemia
    Quote from txpatches
    My community college has instructors with a BSN.
    In Texas (where you and I both are), you can teach in the LVN program with a BSN. Additionally, you can co-teach some areas of an ADN program if you're actively in a MSN program (in other words, there's an MSN ultimately responsible for what you teach).
  6. by   JStyles1
    I havent seen any BSN only professors. All the ones I know have at minimum a masters degree in something.
  7. by   JeepDudeRN
    My med surg instructors had BSN's...
  8. by   RwanRN2b
    Quote from markllego
    or a masteral degree?
    I know you can only teach below your level and not above. So if you have a BSN you can teach at the Associate level, and if you have a Master you can teach at the BSN level and also associate level. (I guess you are better of with a masters if you want to teach). So at the very least you need a bachelors to teach.