Nursing Instructors

Nursing instructors teach patient care to nursing students in classroom and clinical settings. They demonstrate care methods and monitor hands-on learning by their students. They instruct students in the principles and applications of biological and psychological subjects related to nursing. Some nursing instructors specialize in teaching specific areas of nursing such as surgical or oncological nursing.

Nursing instructors may be full professors, assistant professors, instructors, or lecturers, depending on their education and the facilities' nursing programs. There are approximately 55,100 nursing instructors employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Master's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Health
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Scientific
  • Teaching
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
Licensure/Certification Required