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Nurse Educator Certificate Program Details

A nurse educator certificate will open new opportunities for you to train the next generation of nurses, teaching them to think critically and respond to patient needs with competence and compassion. Through integration of hands-on activities, our graduates leave prepared to teach nursing in pre-licensure and degree-completion programs.


Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Fall 2018

Total Credits


Finish in as Few as

16 months


  • Facilitating Learning (NURS655)

    Acquire the ability to create effective learning environments within nursing education. Application of current educational theories and pedagogies, best practices, and a knowledge of learning styles associated with diverse learner populations to support and enhance learning. Investigate instructional techniques, information technologies, and competencies used across nursing education environments. This course includes 8 hours of field experience.

    4 credits

  • Curriculum Design and Evaluation (NURS660)

    An integration of philosophical perspectives, best practices, and professional standards used as the foundation for curricular design, learner assessment, and evaluation. Analysis of assessment and evaluation data to enhance teaching/learning across nursing education environments.

    4 credits

  • Innovations and Information Technologies for Nurse Educators (NURS685)

    Focus on innovative curricular design that promotes achievement of established learning outcomes in varied educational environments and fosters the development of clinical reasoning and critical thinking. Incorporate the use of current and emerging information technologies into nursing practice to enhance care outcomes.

    4 credits

  • Students can choose from one of the following:

    • Pathopharmacology for Nurse Educators (NURS680)

      Integration of pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutic concepts and principles needed to form the basis of a comprehensive and holistic approach to the delivery of nursing care. Application of evidence-based pathopharmacology concepts within the nurse educator role.

      4 credits

    • Health Assessment for Nurse Educators (NURS671)

      Enhance knowledge and skills of history taking, physical assessment, clinical reasoning, and related teaching/learning strategies in order to prepare for the role of nurse educator. This is a hybrid course; on campus lab experiences and 32 hours of field experience are required.

      3 credits

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