How to become a nursing intructor?

  1. Hey,

    I plan on going to school for nursing and should be an RN i about 3 years and after that i would like to get my Bachelors in nursing. And down that road i plan on working for about 2-3 years as a RN, and then go to school to become an NP. I would be doing this full time hopefully at a local hospital, for no longer then 10-15 years. By then i should have a pretty good life and a good understanding of nursing and the human body.

    So after all that time spent i want to be an educator, and since a good chunk of my my life has been dedicated to nursing. It makes since on becoming a college nursing professor.

    Here are my questions

    How does a NP become a professor?

    Can i become a CNA, LPN, RN or Np professor or is their additional schooling for each one?

    How much does the Avg. Professor work a week?

    How much does the Avg. Professor Make an hour/month or even annually?

    What do colleges look at when hiring a professor?experience or education?

    And lastly How were your relationships with your nursing teachers?

    Thank you very much for taking the time and reading and or answering these questions.
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  3. by   JeanettePNP
    There's a nurse educator's forum here:

    Also check out the post-graduate nursing forum:

    Honestly, though, 10-15 years is a long time down the road and a lot of things can change. You never know where you'll find your niche or what opportunities will open up for you once you're an RN.
  4. by   CrunchyMama
    This is something I'm definitely interested in as well...but I'm not even worried about it right now, lol. I know the intructors at my school either have their BSN or MS and I have no desire to get my BSN anytime soon. Good luck!