Certificate in Nursing Education

This program encompasses current technological trends while preparing students for the role of nurse educator to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate nursing degree levels. An online application (link above) must be completed and fee paid for enrollment to earn the certificate. Nurse Educator role courses must be taken in sequence with the exception of N.558.

Currently enrolled master's in nursing students completing the nurse educator functional role may choose to complete the Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education by completing one additional four-credit course (N.558) in addition to the three required role courses (N.556, N.557, and N.590). Otherwise--applications for enrollment may be submitted only if applying as a post MS student.

The following four courses are required to earn the certificate:

Program Plan

Course Credits
NURS. 556, Functional Role I:  Nurse Educator, Educational Philosophy and Curriculum Development  4 credits: 3 didactic and 1 practicum
NURS. 557, Functional Role II:  Nurse Educator, Teaching Methods and Strategies 4 credits: 3 didactic and 1 practicum
NURS. 590, Functional Role III: Nurse Educator, Educational Issues and Roles 4 credits: 1 didactic and 3 credits clinical/teaching practicum
NURS. 558, Information & Educational Technology in Nursing Education 4 credits: 2 didactic and 2 practicum
Total Credits 16


It is expected that students have an area of expertise in nursing from which to base their teaching. Graduate students enrolled in the Master's programs will develop knowledge and skills in Community Health, Family Health, or Adult-Gerontological Health nursing. Post Master's students already possess an area of expertise or specialization.

Contact Us

Please contact Assistant to the Graduate Program Director Jennie Orton with any questions. 

Last Updated: 2/3/16