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Nurse Educator Certificate

The Nurse Educator Certificate Program is a fall start only program that prepares nurses to teach in a nursing education program or healthcare setting. Program includes 12 credit hours of online, graduate-level coursework and a 48-hour practicum with a highly-qualified nursing education faculty member.

Contact Us

Dr. Theda (Jody) Hostetler
Director, Online Nurse Educator Certificate Program, Assistant Professor of Nursing
209, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6871
thostet3@ashland.edu

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a current, valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in at least one U.S. state or territory
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree or Master of Science in Nursing Degree or Doctoral Degree in Nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Nurse Educator Certificate Program, you’ll be able to:

  1. Exhibit professional, ethical behaviors in the multidimensional role of Nurse Educator
  2. Facilitate learning using teaching strategies grounded in educational theory and evidence-based teaching practices based upon the unique learning needs of all learners
  3. Engage learners, faculty colleagues, and clinical agency stakeholders in promoting safe, positive learning environments
  4. Implement a variety of evidence-based assessment and evaluation strategies to enhance the teaching-learning process
  5. Collaborate with colleagues to revise or create curriculum based on research, health care trends, learner needs, and program outcomes
  6. Provide leadership for organizational change in the various learning environments of the academic or practice community
  7. Participate in continuous quality improvement measures in teaching and learning
  8. Disseminate nursing and teaching knowledge to a wide-range of audiences through a variety of venues
  9. Advocate for nursing, nursing education, and learners through political and institutional learning environments

Contact Us

Dr. Theda (Jody) Hostetler
Director, Online Nurse Educator Certificate Program, Assistant Professor of Nursing
209, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
419.521.6871
thostet3@ashland.edu

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a current, valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in at least one U.S. state or territory
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree or Master of Science in Nursing Degree or Doctoral Degree in Nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Nurse Educator Certificate Program, you’ll be able to:

  1. Exhibit professional, ethical behaviors in the multidimensional role of Nurse Educator
  2. Facilitate learning using teaching strategies grounded in educational theory and evidence-based teaching practices based upon the unique learning needs of all learners
  3. Engage learners, faculty colleagues, and clinical agency stakeholders in promoting safe, positive learning environments
  4. Implement a variety of evidence-based assessment and evaluation strategies to enhance the teaching-learning process
  5. Collaborate with colleagues to revise or create curriculum based on research, health care trends, learner needs, and program outcomes
  6. Provide leadership for organizational change in the various learning environments of the academic or practice community
  7. Participate in continuous quality improvement measures in teaching and learning
  8. Disseminate nursing and teaching knowledge to a wide-range of audiences through a variety of venues
  9. Advocate for nursing, nursing education, and learners through political and institutional learning environments

Educating the Next Nursing Generation

Do you want to influence the next generation of nurses? If so, Ashland University’s online Nurse Educator Certificate program might be for you.

There has never been a greater need for nurse educators today. In fact, recent data from the Ohio Board of Nursing reports that 771 faculty and teaching assistants anticipate leaving their current positions in Ohio pre-licensure registered nursing programs in the next five years, and 280 anticipate leaving their positions in pre-licensure practical nursing programs.

What to Expect in the Nurse Educator Certificate Program

The Nurse Educator Certificate program gives you the advanced nursing knowledge needed for a nursing leadership role with course content specific to the academic environment including academic philosophy and admission, policies, quality improvement, curriculum development, learning theories, and evidence based teaching.

The many settings for employment as a nurse educator include:

  • Practice setting, where health care systems employ nurse educators in various capacities where healthcare is delivered
  • Academic setting, where nurse educators are needed for all levels of education include PN, ADN, BSN, RN to BSN, MS/MSN and DNP/PhD programs
  • Simulation/technology centers, where nurse educators are needed to expand practice experiences and competencies of the nursing workforce
  • Pre-licensure nursing education programs, where the demand continues for nursing faculty and teaching assistants

Nurse Educator Certificate Program Benefits

  • Fall start, four 16-week (online) courses
  • Faculty mentors have 40+ years of teaching experience in educational and healthcare settings
  • Upon completion of this program, students maybe eligible to apply for the following certifications (refer to certification websites for specific eligibility requirements):

Outside Links

  1. Nursing Professional Development, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  2. Certified Academic Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE®cl), National League for Nursing (NLN)
  3. Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®), NationalLeague for Nursing (NLN)

What You’ll Learn:

  • Nurse Educator Role (NUR 530)
  • Nursing Curriculum Development and Design (NUR 531)
  • Facilitating the Teaching and Learning Process (NUR 532)
  • Principles and Practices of Assessment and Evaluation (practicum) (NUR 533

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