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.

Length of Program

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

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)
      OR
    • 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).

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Office of Student Services
Phone: 801-587-3194

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Academic Program Managers
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