by amdrn19 amdrn19 (New) New Nurse

Thinking of going into nursing education. I am a second career RN my previous career being in healthcare information technology. I have been an ICU nurse for almost a year and a half and also work PACU PRN. How many years of experience would be sufficient for me to step into the role of becoming a nursing educator at a BSN level college?

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 44 years experience.

Well, you need a MSN (minimum) AND substantial education experience on your unit for starts.

Also, you need to understand you will take a pretty significant cut in pay.


Specializes in retired LTC.

As PP alluded to, you will most prob be expected to ACTIVELY continue your education to a terminal degree.