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Clinical Nurse Educator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Educates people about health issues and promotes healthy behaviors. Plans and directs health education programs at schools, colleges, private businesses, or nonprofits such as community health organizations. May work in a health care facility to educate patients about their conditions and treatment, or work for a public health organization to plan and organize public health campaigns. May also teach nursing at the postsecondary level.

Job Outlook

There were 366 Clinical Nurse Educator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 12772 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Clinical Nurse Educator industry, which includes the Clinical Nurse Educator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Clinical Nurse Educator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $75,595.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $69,890.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Clinical Nurse Educator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $65,012.

Education and Experience

Posted Clinical Nurse Educator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree25%
Bachelor's Degree36%
Master's Degree36%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other3%

Posted Clinical Nurse Educator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years33%
3 to 5 years65%
6 to 8 years1%
9+ years1%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Clinical Nurse Educator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (39%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (34%)
  • Planning (24%)
  • Research (20%)
  • Computer Literacy (15%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Patient Care (37%)
  • Teaching (29%)
  • Educational Programs (23%)
  • Clinical Experience (16%)
  • Staff Development (13%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (16%)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (15%)
  • Staff Management (14%)
  • Acute Care (13%)
  • Life Support (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Oncology (7%)
  • Staff Education (7%)
  • Nurse Management (5%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Critical Care Unit (CCU) Experience (2%) – marginal value $2,976

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Clinical Nurse Educator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Clinical Educator
  • Nurse Educator
  • Registered Nurse Educator
  • Education Coordinator

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Clinical Nurse Educator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Iqvia (1034)
  • Hospital Corporation of America (276)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (208)
  • Fresenius (172)
  • Uc Health (170)

North Carolina

  • Iqvia (34)
  • Duke University (26)
  • Atrium Health (23)
  • Novant Health (22)
  • Cape Fear Valley Health System (21)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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