Master's Concentrations

Nursing Education

Be a Leader in Nursing Education!

Nurse educators combine a passion for teaching and their clinical expertise to prepare new nurses, develop expertise of current staff, and provide health education for patients, their families and caregivers. In today’s quickly evolving healthcare environment, nurse educators are the leaders who provide cutting-edge, evidence-based teaching that guides staff, students and patients through the learning process.

Nurse educators are critical in the development of tomorrow’s nursing leaders - today - that meet the needs of varied practice settings, interprofessional healthcare teams and diverse patient populations. The USF College of Nursing has an innovative Nursing Education master’s program designed for your success. Make a difference with each student & patient as a USF Nurse Educator!

Improve Health as a Nurse Educator

Why Nurse Education?

Explore teaching, curriculum development, and evaluation methods

Why USF?

USF is ranked 5th Most Veteran Friendly School in the U.S.

Why USF Nursing?

Nationally-renowned faculty with real world experience


"I am proud of all the Nurse Educators I have taught since the beginning of the Nursing Education concentration in the USF College of Nursing Master’s Program. So many have gone on to make great accomplishments as faculty in schools of nursing, and as clinical educators in hospitals and other healthcare settings. The nursing profession needs more nurses with the passion and drive to create the nursing leaders of tomorrow. USF is the best place to become a Nurse Educator!"

Barbara A. Redding, EdD, RN,CNE
Interim Concentration Director, Nursing Education


Our friendly admissions team is prepared to answer your questions and discuss with you the requirements for applying:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) with a major in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Competitive GPA of 3.0 or higher on all upper level baccalaureate coursework
  • Evidence of current RN Licensure in good standing

If you are an RN with a bachelor degree in a major other than nursing, you may also apply. Additional course requirements may apply, and our admissions team will be happy to discuss this option.

What People are Saying:

"USF has given me the confidence and knowledge to take my nursing career to the next level. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. I hope to come back for my PhD in a couple years."

Mark Roby, MBA/HRM, MS, BSN, RN
Director of Nursing
Schiller International University

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