Nurse Educator

  1. How much schooling do you need to become a nurse educator? I read that you could have a bachelors degree and teach LPNS/LVNS. Is this accurate? Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   Esme12
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  4. by   dottimur
    In my area (Tulsa, OK) a masters is preferred even for teaching clinicals as an adjunct (part time no more than 28 hours a week). I believe a masters in nursing (not an MBA or in another field) is required to become a full time instructor at the colleges, universities and tech schools here.
  5. by   adnstudent44
    yea i i also believe you need at least a Masters to teach as an adjunct or to teach at community colleges.
  6. by   Whispera
    Where I teach, it's required to have a MSN to teach lecture or part- or full-time. It's required to have a MSN or be in-progress to teach clinicals or adjunct. My school is a LPN to ASN and ASN school.
  7. by   OCRN3
    In Southern California you can can have an ADN with many years experience and teach clinical for Lvns that is the minimum I have seen. I have also seen a LVN with a bachelors in something else teach clinicals and lecture this is at a community college.

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  8. by   mandajoy18
    I am in Oregon, have a BSN with experience in hospital nursing and I am a clinical instructor at my local community college. I also help out in skills lab. Good luck to you!
  9. by   SE_BSN_RN
    I think it depends on where you are. I have an interview on Monday for a classroom LVN instructor, and I have a bachelor's. At my local CC, you need a bachelor's, and that is to teach CNA's.
  10. by   cls376
    Every state and potentially school is different. A master's degree was enough at one time but now many universities are requiring a PhD... check with your state board of nursing and look at the requirements of the job you are wanting..... like everything else in nursing, there are many roads to a single place, Good Luck!