Passion, of course, tops the list. Simply put, if you don’t want to be a Nurse Educator, then you will not make a good Nurse Educator. It’s a difficult and challenging job that’s not for everyone, but those who really love nursing and teaching will thrive. Passion shows through in all aspects of teaching: in the lesson plan, attention to detail, and especially in the attention paid to students. It’s passion that really makes a great teacher.