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Nursing Education Certificate


Health care is changing at a rapid pace and nurse educators are there every step of the way to support life-long learning for nursing students, practicing nurses, and the interprofessional team.

A graduate certificate in Nursing Education provides bachelor's prepared nurses with the knowledge and skills to teach nursing students in community, hospital, clinical, and classroom settings. For nurses who already hold a graduate degree, the certificate program can be an ideal pathway to obtain the skills and knowledge to become a nurse educator.

Program of Study

The following courses are required to obtain the Nursing Education graduate certificate.

  • NURS 6722 Professional Roles in Nursing Education (3)
  • NURS 6728 Assessment and Evaluation (4*)
  • NURS 6071 Curriculum and Course Development (3)
  • NURS 6732 Facilitating Learning (4*)
  • NURS xxxx Nurse Educator Residency (1 / 60 hours)

As needed:

  • NURS xxxx Independent Study (1)

*4 credit courses can be divided across 2 semesters to facilitate the needs of our certificate students' schedules. These courses may have a “continuation grade” option, meaning you may enroll one semester, receive a continuation grade (T), and complete the course the following semester (at which time your grade converts to a letter grade).

Total Credits: 15

Total Clinical Hours: 60