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.

The Nursing Education post graduate certificate is for students who hold a graduate degree in nursing, or who are currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program. A post graduate certificate in Nursing Education will prepare students to teach nursing students in a variety of settings. For students who already hold a graduate degree, the certificate program is an ideal pathway to prepare to gain the skills and knowledge to become a nurse educator.

If pursuing the Nursing Education Post Graduate Certificate concurrent with a graduate degree in the University of Utah College of Nursing, the Nursing Education Post Graduate Certificate will be issued when the student has completed and graduated from the concurrent graduate program.

Length of Program

The Nursing Education post graduate certificate is fifteen (15) credits and can be completed in as little as three semesters. The program includes five fully online courses and an education practicum with an experienced mentor.

Studying at a Distance

The Nursing Education certificate is available via distance, but primarily only to students near the Intermountain Region (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming). Participation may not be possible in all areas. Utah residents must live more than 60 miles from the University of Utah to participate as a distance student.

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

In addition select one 60-hour practicum:

  • NURS 6080: Nursing Education Practicum: Curriculum and Evaluation


  • NURS 6081: Nursing Education Practicum: Teaching and Assessment

Total Program Hours = 15

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Adult/Geron Acute Care, Care Management, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Nurse Midwifery, Women's Health NP
Shelley Kern, MPC
Phone: 801-585-0878

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Primary Care, Psych/Mental Health, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program
Arminka Zeljkovic
Phone: 801-581-8198