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becoming nursing faculty

Have you ever thought about becoming nursing faculty? Ask any nurse and he or she will remember at least one faculty member who was simply inspiring. Nursing Faculty are remarkably powerful people - indeed they represent the very future of nursing. As educators they shape our future nursing workforce and as nurses they kindle in students a deep love for the profession of nursing.

Perhaps as a student you dreamed of teaching, guiding and mentoring nursing students as your favorite faculty person guided you. Perhaps you had several wonderful precepting experiences and think this could be the next step along your nursing career path. Or perhaps you are a masters-prepared nurse in an advance practice role who would like to teach.

The nursing faculty shortage in Massachusetts has created a great need for more nursing faculty. We need nurse educators who will bring top-notch clinical skills and a passion for teaching together in classroom and clinical settings. Well-trained, eager to teach nursing faculty are in high demand in Massachusetts.

We at MCN hope you will consider teaching as a career option and commend you for your interest in this rewarding and so very important area of nursing. Please use the following links to learn more about becoming nursing faculty in Massachusetts.

Your willingness to share your nursing expertise by becoming nursing faculty is a true gift to the next generation of Massachusetts nurses.

Perhaps you are not sure if teaching is right for you, the articles and links in Nursing Faculty Perspectives offer many insights and facts about the nurse educator role.



nursing faculty qualifications in massachusetts

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing establishes the regulations for the operation of pre-licensure nursing education programs in Massachusetts. See subsection 244 CMR 6.04(2)(b) for faculty qualifications.




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board of registration in nursing waiver policy

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing through Education Policy 02-02 may waive the MSN degree requirement, permitting a nursing education program to appoint qualified BSN nurses to teach clinical or skills laboratory. The following link provides a copy of the waiver application for nursing programs to complete online or print and mail.



programs preparing nurse educators

Need help finding a program to make becoming nursing faculty a reality? Several public and private colleges of nursing in Massachusetts, as well as the University of Massachusetts, offer masters and doctoral programs in nursing. A masters and/or doctoral degree substantially expands your career opportunities in nursing education and is required to become permanent nursing faculty. For those who hold a BSN, a number of institutions also offer a certificate in nursing education These programs provide fundamental teaching skills and can serve as a great segue into a masters program. The following schools or colleges offer the BSN degree.



financing your education

Returning to school is expensive, but there are financial scholarships, resources, and programs available to help you pay for your education. The MCN Nursing Scholarship and Financial Aid List offers helpful links and information on financing your education. The ** Financial Aid Resource Guide ** and ** Summary Table of Scholarships, ** developed by the Boston Private Industry Council, is a reference for financial aid planning.

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