This certificate prepares students for the roles and responsibilities of nurse educators in any setting that provides healthcare. Course content will provide the scope of practice for nurse educators specific to the academic environment that includes alignment of academic philosophy and admission, policies, quality improvement, curriculum development and implementation, earning theories, evidence based teaching/learning strategies and assessments to meet learner outcomes. A 48-hour practicum project with a highly qualified nursing education faculty member is included in the Post Master's-Nurse Educator Certificate Program.
The curriculum plan includes 4 courses for a total of 12 credit hours:
- Nurse Educator Role
- Nursing Curriculum Development and Design
- Facilitating the Teaching and Learning Process
- Principles and Practices of Assessment and Evaluation.
Students who complete the Nurse Educator Certificate Program may apply for the Certified Nurse Educator examination through the National League for Nursing.
- Current valid RN license
- Currently enrolled in an MS in Nursing Program with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or undergraduate degree with a 3.0 GPA) or MS in Nursing degree with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Complete a graduate application online and include RN license number and name as it appears on the license
- Submit official transcripts