Nurse Educator (Graduate Certificate)
The Nurse Educator certificate program applicants must have an earned master's degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. The certificate may be earned in a minimum of 2 semesters. Internet access is required as all of the coursework is provided online. The concentration of study will focus on preparing nurses to facilitate learning in various environments through the application of knowledge in instructional design, curriculum development, technology utilization, and evaluation of learning. Although the educator courses will be taught online the transitioning into the educator role course will require one-on-one shadowing with experienced nursing faculty in the community in which the student resides.
Program of Study
|NURS 6110||Principles of Education in Nursing||3|
|NURS 6220||Effective Teaching/Learning Strategies||3|
|NURS 6330||Evaluation of Learning||3|
|NURS 6440||Curriculum Development||3|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
- Must have an earned master's degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (regular admission) or 2.75 (provisional admission)
- Current unrestricted licensure to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States and evidence of licensure in the state in which the practice will occur.
- 3 Professional letters of reference
- Implement selected advanced nurse role-leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner within health care\
- Utilize informatics to improve client outcomes
- Demonstrate competence in leadership roles and a commitment to ongoing professional development for provision of quality, cost-effective client-centered health care and advancement of nursing practice\
- Exemplify cultural competence and sensitivity to diversity in academic and health care environments\
- Employ critical thinking in application of nursing and multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to foster optimal client health outcomes\
- Utilize nursing research for promotion of quality nursing education, safe, client-centered health care, and evidence based practice\
- Evaluate influence of ethical principles on personal and organizational decision-making\
- Develop and nurture interprofessional collaborations by communicating and consulting with other health care professionals\