Nurse Educator

The Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate is a nine-course (27-credit) graduate certificate program offered entirely online. It is designed for Masters-prepared nurses who wish to pursue a nurse educator role in institutions of higher education, staff development, or other education industries. The certificate program provides knowledge and skills on evidence-based and cutting-edge strategies for teaching and learning in nursing. The certificate will prepare you for eligibility to apply for national certification through the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). A minimum of 2,080 hours of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) providing direct patient care is required prior to application.

Required Courses: NURS 5060, 5062, 5235, 5249, 5470 or 5590, 5700, 5710, 5720, 5870.

One or more of the following course requirements may be waived with approval at the time of admission based on a student having taken equivalent courses: NURS 5060, 5062, 5470 or 5590, and 5870.

This certificate is offered by the School of Nursing.