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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 57,390 nursing instructors employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree




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Career Ladder
Professor of Nursing

Associate Professor of Nursing

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Nursing Instructor

Adjunct Nursing Instructor