Job Expectations, Benefits

Nurse faculty are given myriad opportunities for professional advancement into leadership positions, as well as the satisfaction of preparing the next generation of nurses and shaping the future of health care.

Being a nurse faculty member allows one to share what you love with others.  It offers the best of both worlds, as nurse faculty are able to work in the classroom as well as in the practice setting.

What nurse faculty often state as the most rewarding part of their work is that they educate and mentor the next generation of nurses to provide the highest quality of care to patients.

Listed below are some of the positions available in the field, expectations and the possible range of compensation.*

Instructor

Degree Required: Masters of Science in Nursing
Salary Range:** $40,000 to $76,000 (for entrance level)

Assistant Professor

Degree Required: Masters of Science in Nursing to Doctorate
Salary Range:** $45,000 to $82,000

Associate Professor

Degree Required: Doctorate
Salary Range:** $61,000 to $100,246

Professor

Degree Required: Doctorate
Salary Range:** $61,000 to $115,000

**Salary ranges from Fall 2010 CUPA Regional Faculty Salary Survey