Online Degree Programs

Online MS in Nursing
Nurse Educator

master's nursing student with simulated patient


The Online Master of Science in Nursing — Nurse Educator major at The University of Toledo is designed for baccalaureate graduates with clinical nursing experience who are interested in becoming nursing faculty or staff educators. Graduates typically pursue roles instructing undergraduate nursing students in classroom and clinical settings.

Nursing goes beyond treating the patient. Advanced degrees are the pathways to leadership, clinical and academic positions. The College of Nursing’s faculty members are at the forefront of nursing education. As practitioners, scholars and educators, the faculty is a skilled and passionate resource for students as they strive to become the best in the field.  

With a projected growth rate of 19% between 2012 and 2022, the field of nursing is experiencing dynamic expansion. To meet the increased need for well-qualified and well-trained nursing staff, experienced nurse educators are in high demand. 


The University of Toledo is a 4 year, public, regionally accredited university that has been serving students since 1872. With convenient online classes, expert faculty, as well as affordable tuition, UToledo’s College of Nursing is the perfect environment for you to pursue an advanced degree and open the door to expanded career opportunities. UToledo also has many resources that a large institution offers such as; eTutoring, IT Help Desk, and eLibrary.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at The University of Toledo Consortium (Consortium of The University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education  ( Additionally, the master’s degree program in nursing, the doctor of nursing practice program and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at The University of Toledo are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


The online MSN Nurse Educator major focuses on curriculum development, teaching-learning processes, classroom and clinical teaching methods, and evaluation principles. The program builds on each student’s past learning, personal and professional goals, and the insights gained through practical experience.


Changes in federal healthcare legislation, a greater focus on prevention and long-term health outcomes, and an aging population are boosting demand for well-qualified nurses across the nation.

Graduates with an MSN/Nurse Educator major pursue teaching positions in hospitals, clinics, colleges, and similar settings.

Professional Licensure Information

Explore employment statistics for health educators to learn more about career prospects in the field. 



To be considered for admission to the online MSN program with the Nurse Educator major, applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university (accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. 

Please review all admission requirements and the required application materials.


Last Updated: 2/27/20