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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 6070 Education Environments and Educator Roles (3)
  • NURS 6071 Curriculum Development and Evaluation (3)
  • NURS 6072 Learners and Learner-Centered Teaching (3)
  • NURS 6073 Assessment and Feedback in Education (2)
  • NURS 6074 Teaching Strategies and Modalities (3)
  • NURS 6080: Nursing Education Practicum: Curriculum and Evaluation (1)


  • NURS 6081: Nursing Education Practicum: Teaching and Assessment (1)

Courses do not need to be taken in any particular order, however, one didactic course must be completed before a practicum (NURS 6080 or 6081).

Total Program Hours: 15