educator pay

  1. I am just looking for some ballwork salaries and time committments of educators working in the teaching role at the bsn level. Any info would be useful but really interested in starting pay of tenure track positions.

    thanks in advance
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  3. by   berry
    50 views and nobody can help me. Does anybody on the nurse educator board teach at a nursing school?
  4. by   gerinurse10
    Hi: I have been researching this and found that here in CT salaries range from 43k-60k. The 43k is for a nursing instructor at a 2 year college, 10 month contract, you need to have an MSN. Approx. 50k-60k for 4 year schools but you need a PhD. I just called today for an instructor position for an LPN program. 12 month contract 48k. $37/hr. for adjunct instructors. You need a BSN, they only want people with acute care experience they will teach you to be an instructor. For a local hospital here in CT I saw an add for a nurse educator, salary range was 55k-90k. They wanted a masters prepared nurse. It is obvious there is a faculty shortage. I am still concerned though on getting a position when I finish my MSN, do I really want to go back for a PhD. I think these salaries are good here, they are much lower in other states. People forget that most are 9-10 month contracts with around a month off for winter break and days off for holidays. I'm still going for it because there will always be a need for instructors whether it be in a college setting, staff development in any setting. Will never hurt to a have a masters either. Hope this helps. Go searching on the internet for nursing instructor salaries and you will get a bunch of sites on actual want ads, gives you job description and salary.
  5. by   susi_q
    I'm an adjunct clinical instructor - in MI - make $25.50/hr - BSN prepared for a community college teaching LPN or ADN students. Doesn't seem very well compensated (it's less than I make on the floor), but I love it.
  6. by   zenman
    Is your avatar doing Tai Chi Cloudy Hands?
  7. by   llg
    The $20.00 to $25.00 per hour rate is typical in my area (Virginia) for instructors. You also have to look at the number of hours they agree to pay you for. For example, you may only be paid for the actual time you spend at work teaching -- and not paid for the hours you spend at home grading papers, or at the school for meetings, or going to the hospital the day before to make assignments, etc. That can be a big issue.

    The bottom line is: if you want to advance in a teaching career and earn more money, have better benefits, have better hours, etc., you have to qualify for promotion -- and that almost always requires a Master's Degree and ofter requires a doctorate. The academic world values academic accomplishment and rewards those best who have achieved academic distinction. You can get a lower-level position without the graduate degrees, but you will always be on the bottom of the totem pole unless you get the more advanced degrees.

    Good luck,
    llg -- who has a PhD and has done a little teaching, but who is now back working in a hospital.
  8. by   Saved_by_Grace
    [font=lucida sans unicode]so it is possible to teach with a bsn at the community college level? or do you need your msn?

    Quote from susi_q
    i'm an adjunct clinical instructor - in mi - make $25.50/hr - bsn prepared for a community college teaching lpn or adn students. doesn't seem very well compensated (it's less than i make on the floor), but i love it.
  9. by   rnmaven
    Quote from wannablpn2005
    [font=lucida sans unicode]so it is possible to teach with a bsn at the community college level? or do you need your msn?
    most community colleges advertise msn preferred. it may be possible to get some work as a clinical preceptor but you won't get any full time faculty position without a msn.
  10. by   susi_q
    Actually ... I was hired as a clinical instructor, but have been asked to teach a meds class in the classroom this summer. (Yes, I only have a BSN and have no intention of going on at this time). You are right though that in order to be full time faculty, you need the Masters or more.
  11. by   Sheri257
    Don't forget that nursing instructors may not make a lot of money, but the instructors at my school get two-three months off each year. So you probably need to factor that into the equation as well ...

    I mean, how many jobs are there where you get two to three months off a year?

    :spin:
    Last edit by Sheri257 on May 28, '04
  12. by   renerian
    MSN with PhD preferred. I have an MS and I cannot teach even the nutrition class that my BS/MS is in. Need a MSN to teach even nutrition. Very sad. I can guarantee with two degrees in nutrition I know more than an MSN. NO offense to MSNs (big smile)

    renerian
  13. by   alleykat
    Quote from wannablpn2005
    [font=lucida sans unicode]so it is possible to teach with a bsn at the community college level? or do you need your msn?
    i talked with my instructors and was told that they all had to return to college to get master's degree. the program coordinator told me that her and other staff instructors would travel and share expenses back and forth to the four-year college while still working at the community college. you may be able to get a job (with the nursing shortage) with a bsn... but i bet they will want you to be working on an msn.
  14. by   traumaRUs
    I'm currently in school for an MSN. I chose MSN because in the end it would give me the option of teaching. However, this would only be at the staff development level - not at a university. Even our community college LPN/ADN program requires an MSN. The pay is pretty poor too is what I've gotten from some co-workers who changed over. For teaching (at least in my area of Illinois) an MSN is what is needed too not an MS or MHA or MBA.

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