Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator

At St. Catherine University, the graduate Nurse Educator concentration combines the commitment to nursing excellence through education with a passion for innovation and transformational leadership. Here, nurses use their clinical and professional experiences to change lives through teaching and learning.  Whether graduates are interested in academia, staff development or patient education, the Nurse Educator concentration at St. Kate’s will help you get there!

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In the Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator concentration, you'll build on personal motivations in a rich learning experience that is grounded in St. Kate's traditions of clinical and educational excellence, leadership, social justice, and community-based learning. ​ The Nurse Educator program uniquely intertwines these of inclusivity through coursework as a mission-driven curricular component.

Guided vital information from recent reports — the Future of Nursing report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Patricia Benner's Educating Nurses and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative — St. Kate's has revised the Nurse Educator curriculum to reflect rapidly changing healthcare and educational landscapes. The program offers opportunities for:

  • Hands–on applications of learning — starting in the first semester.
  • Preceptor relationships with seasoned nurse educators and mentors, from the first semester through the final practicum and capstone project.
  • Educating nurses to deliver compassionate, patient-centered care in the context of interprofessional teams, complex systems, and diverse practice settings.
  • Integrating new technologies and informatics concepts into teaching and learning, and into the nursing profession, to improve problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Incorporating advanced practice courses in pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment.
  • Learning about emerging trends in nursing, healthcare and society — including opportunities to learn more about complementary therapies.
  • Preparing for doctoral study. Some credits earned in the Master of Science: Nurse Educator may be applied toward St. Kate's post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.


St. Catherine University's Henrietta Schmoll School of Health is a catalyst for innovation and leading-edge practices, while maintaining a focus on social justice, inclusiveness, community and relationships. Our graduates are caring, with the clinical expertise and passion for learning and growth needed to guide the nursing profession into the future.