About this program
Ready to make an impact as a nursing educator? Here’s your chance. This part-time, online program is designed to prepare you for advanced roles in healthcare and academia. More and more registered nurses with master’s degrees in other specialty tracks are attracted to rewarding careers in nursing education. This program answers the call with specialized coursework covering educational theories, delivery strategies, assessment methods, evaluation techniques, and curriculum development.
Special Admissions Requirements
A limited number of seats are available in this program. That’s why we rely on selective admission criteria to select applicants with the highest potential for success. Entry into the program is competitive.
Work as a nursing educator in a variety of settings, including:
- State and federal agencies
- Home healthcare
At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.
Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.
Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.
Learning that fits your lifestyle
- Accessible online anywhere in the world
- Part-time program for working professionals
- Continue to work and be at home with your family
- In-state tuition rate for all students, regardless of residency
- Same rigor as on-campus programs
- Many employers offer tuition reimbursement - check with yours to see if you qualify
- Classes delivered asynchronously through P.L.A.T.O., Penn College's Platform for Learning And Teaching Online
- 100% online - no required campus visits
Work with experts to become an expert
Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.
Follow your passion
Lead and put your skills to the test
Student Nurses’ Association (SNA)
The SNA’s mission is to explore professional growth, promote mutual respect in collaboration between the different levels of nursing, and serve as a channel for the exchange of ideas to promote holistic health and provide for both patient and student education.
Sigma Nursing Honor Society
Connect with other nurse leaders through the Sigma Nursing Honor Society.
Student Organizations at Penn College
Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.
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Your knowledge in practice
Gain real-world experience through two hands-on practicums. Working alongside master’s prepared nurse preceptors, you’ll benefit from expert insight and have an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in previous courses in professional settings.