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Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

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!

Dianne Morrison-Beedy Dianne Morrison-Beedy Dean, College of Nursing

Improve Health as a Nurse Educator

Why Nurse Education?

  • Enhance career opportunity in a national workforce shortage field
  • Teach as a nurse in a a variety of education and health settings
  • Explore teaching, curriculum development, and evaluation methods
  • Use current education technologies in the classroom or clinical setting
  • Design and evaluate continuing education programs for nursing staff
  • Collaborate with health professionals to educate patients in healthcare

Why USF?

  • USF is the fastest growing research university in the nation
  • USF is ranked 8th as an 'up and coming' university, in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges
  • USF ranks among Forbes America's Best Colleges 2011
  • USF is ranked 5th Most Veteran Friendly School in the U.S.

Why USF Nursing?

  • Innovative curriculum prepares you as nurse faculty
  • Many Web-based courses allow flexibility and convenience
  • Prepares you to practice in a variety of education and health settings
  • Prepares graduates to sit for national certification as a Certified Nurse Educator by the National League for Nursing
  • Nurse Faculty Stipend may be available for qualified full-time students
  • 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 Barbara A. Redding, EdD, RN,CNE Interim Concentration Director, Nursing Education

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