MSN-Educator and MSN-Administrator

Prepare to Train the Next Generation

The Master of Science in Nursing Educator Track program at Bethel University (Mishawaka, Ind.) sets you on a course to be an educator. It builds on the knowledge and competencies of baccalaureate education and experience as a practicing nurse and prepares the graduate to be a nurse educator. Depending on your career goals, you will be prepared to teach nursing when you earn your master's degree. Bethel’s nurse educator program prepares you to evaluate a test, how to write a test question, and learn about accreditation. You also get hands-on experience about going into the classroom, working with our seasoned professors. 

MSN-Educator capstone project:

  • partner with an agency
  • do research
  • come up with a plan and integrate into your workplace

Why you should earn your MSN at Bethel

  • Dedicated nurse-teachers. Faculty members have been in their roles for years. They are committed health care professionals who desired to share their knowledge for future generations.
  • Intimate class size. You will work closely with your classmates on projects in the classroom and simulation lab.
  • Top facilities. In our simulation center, you learn “Pedagogy of Simulation Teaching.” This is the biggest area that has changed in teaching nursing.

 

Lead the Change You Wish to See

The MSN may be completed in 2 years and is offered in an online format.

The Nurse Administrator program builds on the knowledge and competencies of your bachelor’s education and on your experience as a practicing nurse. It prepares you to be a nurse administrator by focusing on leadership development, management decision-making skills and healthy policies.

MSN-Administrator projects:

  • hands-on practicum experience

  • promote change

  • improve outcomes in patient care settings

Career Paths

  • Director of Nursing
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Unit Manager

 

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Snapshot

Credit Hours: 33-34

Cost/Credit Hour: $490

Format: On-campus or Online

Est. Completion Time: 12-20 months

Find Your Program

RN-to-BSN Completion Program

This program begins in August and January each year. Learn more.

Master of Science in Nursing - Administrator Track

The MSN may be completed in 2 years and is offered in a hybrid format with classes meeting one evening a week. Learn more.

 
Master of Science in Nursing - Educator Track

The MSN may be completed in 2 years and is offered in a hybrid format with classes meeting one evening a week. Learn more.

 

Course Requirements for  MSN-Educator

This track is a 33-34 credit hour master’s degree that can be completed in 12 or 20 months. We also offer the degree fully online.

Course Requirements for MSN-Educator

See our online program requirements.


 

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registered Nurse occupation employment projected growth rate from 2019-2029 was 7 percent.* This is reported as “faster than average for all occupations.”

* BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK (as of February 2021)

Career Paths and Job Outlook

If you’ve already been working as a registered nurse (RN), you might be in a hospital, school or doctor’s office. In 2019, there were RNs in about 3.1 million jobs in the United States. Hospitals employ 60 percent of the nurses. According to Health Grades website* there are 24 hospitals in the region in and around South Bend.

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.

Job prospects remain high in this field due to aging populations and other factors, such as replacing workers who retire or move to other occupations. Nurses are needed to educate and care for patients with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, dementia, diabetes, and obesity. Over the past decade there was an average projection of about 175,900 job openings.** (BLS)

The Bureau of Labor Statics (BLS) says. “Overall, job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be good. However, there may be competition for jobs in some areas of the country. Generally, registered nurses who have a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without one. Employers also may prefer candidates who have some related work experience or certification in a specialty area, such as gerontology.”

About Wages

In May 2020, the Occupational Outlook Handbook reported a median annual wage of $75,300 for RNs.***

How to Apply

  • Complete a free online application.
  • Meet with an admission counselor.
  • Send us your official college transcripts directly from the school to Bethel. They can be mailed in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to AGSAdmission@BethelUniversity.edu.
  • Complete the FAFSA using Bethel's school code: 001787 to be considered for state and federal need-based aid. 

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Bethel University*: Complete an application
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Active, unencumbered RN license

*Please note admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the School of Nursing. Applicants will receive separate notification of acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion program. 


 

Nursing BSN Degree Completion Programs Tuition
$490 per credit hour
Fees (per semester)
Full-time undergraduate nontraditional students = $190
Part-time undergraduate students = $160
Nursing Course Fee MNUR 511 (per course) = $55
Nursing Program Fee (per semester) = $475

Financial Aid

Financial aid for adult and graduate students is available. Contact our Financial Aid Office at 574.807.7326 or Sabrina.Citte@BethelUniversity.edu to learn more about your options.


 

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Accreditation

The Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing programs at Bethel University at the Mishawaka campus located in Mishawaka, Indiana are accredited by the:
 
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000 
 
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Bethel University at the Grace College campus located in Winona Lake, Indiana is accredited by the:
 
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
 
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
 
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
 
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Master of Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
 
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

 

The Higher Learning Commission

A member of the North Central Association, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60602, 800.621.7440.

The Higher Learning Commission
A member of the North Central Association
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60602
(800) 621-7440
*Health Grades: https://www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/in-indiana/south-bend
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited August 23, 2021).
***The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $53,410, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $116,230.