Nursing Education, Graduate Certificate

Program Overview

Earn a 12 graduate credit certificate in nursing education, available in a hybrid delivery format that includes both face-to-face classroom meetings and online requirements. If you have a master’s degree in nursing, this certificate provides excellent preparation to help you obtain an educational position in healthcare or academic settings. The certificate also provides a broader foundation for doctoral studies.

You must already have an earned Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) to enroll in this certificate program.

Admission Requirements

If you have completed an M.S.N. from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0, you may apply for this certificate.

You will also participate in an official interview with the director of the M.S.N. program and/or a faculty member.

Required Courses

Seminar for Nurse Educators I (3)

Introduces the student to contemporary nursing education. Students will focus on curriculum development, program outcomes, students as learners, evaluation of learning and program development and improvement. Teaching strategies are explored. Philosophical, social, political, economic, and professional issues are examined. Ethical and legal considerations of nursing education are considered.

Education Practicum (3)

Focuses on the role of the nurse as an educator in the classroom and clinical setting. The course examines the theory and methods of effective classroom and clinical teaching in nursing. Students will experience the role of the nurse educator during the education practicum. Pre-requisites: NURS 674, 675, 676 & 681; OR NURS 660, 661, & 681

Seminar for Nurse Educators II (3)

Continues with contemporary nursing education and introduces the concepts and theories of measurement and evaluation. Techniques for constructing and analyzing appropriate testing measures are explored. Learning theories and teaching strategies will be explored. Ethical, social, cultural, and legal issues related to evaluation are discussed. Pre-requisite: NURS 660

One Elective (3)

The elective must be taken at the graduate level with the approval of academic advisor.

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