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Online MSN: Careers in Nursing Education

Transform the Nursing Education and Leadership Fields

To move into in-demand advanced roles, graduate study is often needed. An MSN with focuses in both education and leadership can open the door to a wide variety of nursing degrees, allowing for more flexibility when navigating your career path.

When you graduate from Carlow University’s MSN in Education and Leadership program, you’ll be ready to understand curricula and instruction, advocate for healthcare policy change or pursue a doctorate degree with our accelerated MSN to DNP option.

Nursing Instructor


Nursing instructors teach patient care to nursing students. They often participate in research and other scholarly and community projects as well.

Director of Nursing


Directors of nursing supervise the overall quality and efficiency of care in a variety of settings. They facilitate communication among various stakeholders and provide leadership.

Additional careers in nursing for MSN graduates include the following:

  • Nurse manager
  • Clinical education manager
  • Insurance regional director
  • Chief nursing officer

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The Skills You Need for Advanced Nursing Roles

When you complete this program, you’ll be able to:

Career Support

Advancing your career as a nurse is quite an undertaking, but our team of instructors and our diverse student community is ready to help you succeed.

Established Partnerships

Carlow has strong relationships with local area hospitals and health organizations to help you secure clinical placements and full-time jobs, as well as tuition discounts.

Career Planning Services

Carlow provides career advising sessions, career-related programming, job search support and employer engagement on and off campus.

Experienced Faculty

Our faculty are well connected and have years of experience in nursing. They’re prepared to help you find your path and introduce you to others who can help.

A Caring Network

Our diverse community of students embodies the values of the Sisters of Mercy. Our alumni network and current students are ready to support each other in their careers.