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Nurse Educator Schools in Puerto Rico
(found programs from 126 schools)

Puerto Rico's nursing shortage is not quite as severe as many of the states. There is a shortage of Nurse Educators, and the shortage of all nurses is expected to grow.

Contact the schools with online Nurse Educator programs below to learn more about becoming a nursing instructor in Puerto Rico.

It is legal for the nurses of Puerto Rico to work in Florida and other states. As Florida has a large Hispanic population and nurses from Puerto Rico are typically bilingual, this is a distinct advantage for nurses from Puerto Rico with graduate degrees who wish to relocate.

Nurse Educators should have the ability to communicate information in a manner that others will easily understand. The attributes of being an active listener, critical thinker and using logic for problem solving is very advantageous.

Nursing Educator Programs in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has several universities with nursing programs, and their requirements for licensing and continuing education are similar to the United States. There are several online programs for Nurse Educators as well.

Chamberlain University, an online university, the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan and Universidad Metropolitana in Cupey each have graduate nursing programs. The University of Puerto Rico has a Post Masters Certificates as well.

Chamberlain University has an online nursing education fully accredited program, which will prepare you to teach in a clinical or an academic setting. The coursework in this program is based on an educational foundation, using instructional methods, program assessment with evaluation. Your education will include a locally based practicum to help develop your educational skills and you will have to support of and experienced nurse educator.

The curriculum includes core competencies that are recognized by the National League for Nursing (NLN), so you will be ready to take the Certified Nurse Educator examination. As a student you may choose the Educator Specialty Track or the Nursing Education Graduate Certificate Option. The curriculum is listed below.

The admission requirements include:

  • Official transcripts from all college education
  • A bachelor's degree in nursing
  • Current, unrestricted RN license
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completed online application
  • Employment history
  • If English is not your first language, take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • A regular access to a computer with an Internet connection is necessary

Each MSN degree course requires completion of the (18 credit hours) core curriculum, which includes:

  • Foundational Concepts & Applications
  • Theoretical Basis for Advance Nursing Practice
  • Leadership & Nursing Practice: Role Development
  • Advance Research Methods: Evidence-based Practice
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics

The Nurse Educator Specialty Track (18 credit hours), which includes:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology, Health Assessment & Pharmacology For Nurse Educators
  • Curriculum Development (6 Credit Hours)
  • Theoretical Foundations & Instructional Strategies in Teaching & Learning
  • Assessment & Evaluation Techniques and Education
  • Education Practicum
  • Capstone (6 credit hours)

The Nursing Education Graduate Certificate option (12 credit hours), which includes:

  • Advance Pathophysiology, Health Assessment & Pharmacology for Nurse Educators
  • Curriculum Development (6 credit hours)
  • Theoretical Foundations & Instructional Strategies in Teaching & Learning
  • Assessment & Evaluation Techniques and Education
  • Education Practicum

The National League for Nursing offers us or certificate exam for Nurse Educators. Following graduation you are qualify to take the NLN exam, and this certificate is a mark of professionalism and distinguish you from other Nurse Educators. This will help you in your job search and may increase your income as well. The fee for this test is $375 for NLN members and $475 for nonmembers.

In May 2013, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Nursing Instructors earn a mean annual income of $60,060 in Puerto Rico. A nurse with a graduate degree will earn a higher income, which would be based on education, certifications and experience.

The Universidad Metropolitana and the University of Puerto Rico are more affordable with an average tuition of $5,000 a year. Chamberlain University cost $650 per credit hour for graduate courses; however, they do offer a number of graduate scholarships and nursing scholarships are also offered from outside groups.

The Health Resources and Services Administration provides low interest loans for students of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico that are also long term loans. You must be able to demonstrate financial need. It is also wise to check with the Financial Aid office at your university.

Becoming a Nurse Educator is a position that has job security as they are in short supply in Puerto Rico and virtually every state. You will have a great since of satisfaction upon completion of your graduate degree.


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Full List of Online Nurse Educator Programs:



Alcorn State University (Natchez, MS)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
American Sentinel University (Aurora, CO)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI)
Program Name: Nurse Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX)
Program Name: Nurse Educator Track, RN-MSN Nurse Educator
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Benedictine University (Lisle, IL)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Brookline College (Phoenix, AZ)
Program Name: Master of Science Degree – Nursing Education
California State University-Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Charleston Southern University (Charleston, SC)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Clarkson College (Omaha, NE)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH)
Program Name: Nursing Education Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Colorado Technical University (Colorado Springs, CO)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
Concordia University-Wisconsin (Mequon, WI)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Delta State University (Cleveland, MS)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Excelsior College (Albany, NY)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Felician College (Lodi, NJ / Rutherford, NJ)
Program Name: MS in Nursing - Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
Program Name: Nurse Educator Concentration
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Graceland University (Independence, MO)
Program Name: MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Herzing University (Madison, WI)
Program Name: MS - Nursing Education
Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Indiana State University (Terre Haute Online, IN)
Program Name: Nursing: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN
Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Indiana Wesleyan University - Online (Marion, IN)
Program Name: M.S. Nursing Education
Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing (Hammond, LA / Lafayette, LA / Lake Charles, LA)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Keiser University (Orlando, FL / Tallahassee, FL)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing (online only) - Orlando, Master of Science in Nursing (online only) - Tallahassee
Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)
Program Name: Nursing Education Leadership Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
La Roche College (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Lewis University (Romeoville, IL)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Liberty University Online (Online)
Program Name: Nurse Educator (M.S.N.)
Loyola University New Orleans Online (New Orleans, LA)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing specializing in HCSM, MSN - Nurse Educator, RN to MSN Bridge
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, PA)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
McKendree University (Lebanon, IL)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
McKendree University (Louisville, KY)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
MCPHS University (Worcester, MA)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Murray State University (Murray, KY)
Program Name: Academic Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Nebraska Methodist College (Omaha, NE)
Program Name: RN to MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, ID)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Norwich University (Northfield, VT)
Program Name: MSN - Nursing Educator
Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Program Name: Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Oakland University (Rochester, MI)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Pace University (Pleasantville, NY)
Program Name: MA in Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Robert Morris University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT)
Program Name: MSN - Nursing Education, RN-BSN-MSN - Nurse Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing (Peoria, IL)
Program Name: Child and Family Nursing (CNL CNS or Educator), Medical-Surgical Nursing (CNL CNS or Educator)
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Saint Joseph's College of Maine (Standish, ME)
Program Name: Masters of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South University Online (Montgomery, AL)
Program Name: Accelerated RN-MSN - Nurse Educator, MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South University Online (Tampa, FL / West Palm Beach, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated RN-MSN - Nurse Educator, MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South University Online (Savannah, GA)
Program Name: Accelerated RN-MSN - Nurse Educator, MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South University Online (Columbia, SC)
Program Name: Accelerated RN-MSN - Nurse Educator, MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
St. Louis University (Saint Louis, MO)
Program Name: Adult (NP CNS or Nurse Educator), Gerontological (NP CNS or Nurse Educator), Pediatric (CNS NP or Nurse Educator), Psychiatric/Mental Health (CNS NP or Nurse Educator)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Stevenson University (Stevenson, MD)
Program Name: Master's in Nursing Education and Leadership
SUNY-Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome (Utica, NY)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Tennessee Board of Regents (Nashville, TN)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX)
Program Name: Online MSN - Nurse Educator, RN to MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, TX)
Program Name: Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX)
Program Name: Nurse Clinician Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Galveston, TX)
Program Name: Nursing Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
Program Name: MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Thomas Edison State University (Trenton, NJ)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Union University (Jackson, TN)
Program Name: Education Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, AR)
Program Name: Nursing Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO)
Program Name: Nurse Educator (Rural Family Nursing focus)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Mary (Bismarck, ND)
Program Name: Registered Nurse - Master of Science Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, MS)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of North Alabama (Florence, AL)
Program Name: Nursing in Teaching-Learning Environments
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Saint Mary (Leavenworth, KS)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator
University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Southern Indiana (Evansville, IN)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI)
Program Name: Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - BSN Track Education, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - RN Track Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
Program Name: Master of Public Health - General, Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Informatics - General, Master of Science (M.S.) in Human and Social Services - Public Health, Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Technology - Health Informatics, MSN - Education (BSN Track), MSN - Education (RN Track), Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Health Policy, Ph.D. in Social Work - Medical Social Work
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, UT)
Program Name: M.S. Nursing - Education, M.S. Nursing - Education (RN to MSN Option)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
WGU Indiana (Indianapolis, IN)
Program Name: M.S. Nursing - Education (BSN to MSN), M.S. Nursing - Education (RN to MSN Option)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
WGU Washington (Seattle, WA)
Program Name: M.S. Nursing - Education, M.S. Nursing - Education (RN to MSN Option)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wheeling Jesuit University (Wheeling, WV)
Program Name: Nursing Education Specialist
Accreditation: CCNE accredited