Considering an MSN-ED

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Specializes in O.R., Circulating Nurse.

Hello! I am finishing my RN to BSN and am considering an MSN-ED, but when I look for jobs in that area, I only find jobs for DNP's. Is it possible to teach with only an MSN-ED? If so how do you find available jobs as I've been looking everywhere I can think of to find examples of MSN-ED jobs.

I think it depends on what level you want to teach.  I teach clinical in a LPN program with just a BSN.   I've read that you need to be at least one degree higher than the one you want to teach.  If you want to teach MSN students you will need a doctorate degree. Iv'e seen a lot of job postings for faculty jobs that only require a MSN.  I'm not sure how to filter job requirements.

Ashley NICU

Specializes in NICU. Has 13 years experience.

Hospital Educators usually require the MSN-ED. So if you have interest in staying within the hospital and doing nursing staff education or patient education, that is a possibility. 

NurseKatie08, MSN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Transplant, Education. Has 13 years experience.

Yup, totally possible! I have my MSN in Nursing Education and teach part time (didactic, lab & clinical) for a hybrid ABSN program. 

7 hours ago, NurseKatie08 said:

Yup, totally possible! I have my MSN in Nursing Education and teach part time (didactic, lab & clinical) for a hybrid ABSN program. 

And you don’t have an acute care background?

NurseKatie08, MSN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Transplant, Education. Has 13 years experience.

On 9/18/2020 at 10:35 AM, LilyRN99 said:

And you don’t have an acute care background?

Ah, no I do have an acute care background. I didn't see a place in the OP where a non-acute care background was mentioned. Just that the OP was looking for examples of jobs you could do with a MSN in Nursing Education. 

darrarizer

Specializes in O.R., Circulating Nurse.

So, to be clear, my background is as a nurse circulator in the OR, in outpatient chemotherapy infusion, and as of now I do telehealth.  Do you think that working telehealth will hurt my chances of getting a job as a nurse educator (preferably online)?

NurseKatie08, MSN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Transplant, Education. Has 13 years experience.

I don't necessarily think so! I wouldn't be a med/surg clinical instructor, but I think you could do lab. My lab co-instructor for the last year did not have an acute care background--she had a brief stint in ED as a new grad and then did school nursing and primary care. 

darrarizer

Specializes in O.R., Circulating Nurse.

Thank you!  That makes me feel better!  I would consider doing acute care again if I needed it on my resume, but I would rather go straight into teaching.