Love to Teach - Masters?

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    Hi,
    Hopefully someone out there has some suggestions. I love to teach!

    Background: I'm an RN -Psych Nurse. Have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Have completed all prerequisites for a BSN - A&P I&II, Microbiology, Statistics, Chemistry, Nutrition etc.

    Goal: To earn a Master's Degree in Nursing Education and in Psych. Would like to be an Instructor at a nursing school and continue to work part time as a Psych Nurse. Willing to do it online or to relocate to anywhere in the US. Any suggestions?

    Thank you so much for your suggestions.
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    I just finished my Master's in Nursing Education. First, you'll need to complete your BSN (unless you are doing some kind of bridge program). I got my BSN from Indiana University (IU) and my MSN from Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). The MSN was online with a teaching clinical you must complete at a local university and online. I taught Community Health at IWU and an online Nursing Research class (again at IWU). You will also complete a thesis.

    I immediately found an adjunct position at a local 2-year college. I also have a job at a pharma company as a research nurse.

    The MSN curriculum was tough and very time consuming but I completed on time in 22 months. As always, make sure your school is properly accredited (CCNE for MSN and NLN for BSN). Accreditation means everything.

    Good luck.
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    I did my MSN through Walden. Did a specialization in nursing education. Took me 2 years. No thesis- just a project. Not bad at all
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    Thank you so much! Is anyone familiar with "stipends" that some schools are offering?
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    Some offer based on faculty needs. If they are having problems recruiting faculty they may offer a stipend


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