Nurse Educator, Post-Master's Certificate

The Certificate in Nursing Education is for registered nurses who already have a MSN. It is for nurses who are interested in developing the knowledge and skill needed to teach nursing. The program is a minimum of nine (9) credits that prepares experienced nurses with knowledge of curriculum development, teaching and evaluation strategies. Courses are offered which enable students to develop course syllabi, prepare for individual class presentations, and utilize evaluative measures. Both classroom and clinical teaching strategies are discussed. A minimum of 180 clinical hours are required. Students work with an experienced preceptor during their practicum experience as a way to experience the role of a faculty member, staff development educator or patient educator.