Nursing Education, Certificate

The Nursing Education, Certificate (post-master’s certificate) curriculum is designed to prepare professional nurses to enter educational roles and work within both colleges and universities as well as hospital systems.  Graduates of the program may be eligible to sit for the nurse educator certification examination.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate professionalism as a nurse educator in the academic and clinical setting.
  2. Pursue quality, effectiveness, and innovation in shared leadership of interprofessional education teams.

The Nursing Education, Certificate program offers two entry points for students:

  • M.S.N. certified as an APRN
  • M.S.N. not certified as Advanced Practice Nurse

Requirements for earning the Certificate include:

  1. Completion of an approved program of study;
  2. A GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses attempted for graduate credit and all courses numbered 700 and above;
  3. A GPA of a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses on the approved program of study
  4. Minimum 18 Hours for students already certified for advanced practice nursing who need to obtain additional certification.

Certificate Requirements (27 hours)

Course Title Credits
NURS 707Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses 13
NURS 702Pharmacologic Mgmt in Pediatric, Adult, & Gerontological Patients Across Hlthcare Delivery Continuum 13
NURS 704Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 1, 23
NURS 710Role of the Nurse Educator3
NURS 724Education in Nursing3
NURS 725Education: Curriculum and Evaluation3
NURS 727Teaching Practicum in Nursing 33
NURS 739Online Instruction and Technology in Nursing Education3
NURS 743Advanced Nursing Practicum for the Educator 33
Total Credit Hours27

Students pursuing the Certificate of Graduate Study in Nursing Education who demonstrate formal education in one or all of these courses may not be required to take one or all of the courses. Determination will be made after admission via Gap Analysis.


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