Teach nurses and make an impact on the future of healthcare 

Nurse Educator Post-Graduate Certificate (28 credits)

Prepare to become a highly sought-after nurse educator equipped to teach nursing students in both classroom and clinical settings with Davenport University's Nurse Educator Post-Graduate Certificate. 

Continue to work while you study by earning your online nurse educator post-graduate certificate through our Global Campus. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), our nurse practitioner certificate will prepare you to assume faculty or clinical instructor positions in schools of nursing or staff development positions in health care institutions.

Be qualified to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam from the National League for Nursing (NLN). Achieving this credential positions you to earn a higher nurse educator salary. You'll also benefit from a rise in nurse educator jobs, which is being driven by a high number of baby boomer nurses retiring, the increase in the senior citizen population and the increase of chronic disease. 

What is a nurse educator post-graduate certificate?

Students who have a master of science in nursing can take their education to the next level and develop teaching strategies to teach future generations of nursing students. With this post-graduate certificate, you'll be prepared to teach as a faculty or clinical instructor in schools of nursing or in staff development positions in health care institutions. Nursing MSN graduates who choose the nurse educator post-graduate certificate can earn a higher nursing educator salary by qualifying for more in-demand roles that require a graduate degree.

Explore classes for Davenport’s nursing master’s programs

The nurse educator post-master's certificate includes a broad array of classes to help you develop into an exceptional nurse educator. Classes include core masters-level concepts, advanced clinical foundations (assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology) and education-focused courses. Students develop teaching strategies in the didactic and clinical setting, synthesize teaching/learning theories, and acquire skills in curriculum development. Upon discussion with MSN Advisor, Student will elect to conduct either a Special Research Project (NURS795) or do the traditional thesis (NURS799).

All Davenport nursing MSN classes align with Quality Matters (QM) and undergo Instructional Design evaluation so you can be assured our nursing post-master’s certificate meets the highest standards for quality and real-world relevance.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Earn the average nurse educator salary
Lower your tuition by 20% as a member of MHA
Fit classes into your busy life with our 100% online post-master's certificate


Why pursue an online nurse educator post-graduate certificate at Davenport?

In addition to expanding theoretical knowledge, Davenport’s nurse educator post-graduate certificate offers you hands-on practical experience in a health care setting, including a clinical practicum and high-fidelity virtual simulations in Davenport’s Health Assessment Lab. Davenport’s College of Health Professions will give you ample opportunities to network and get to know your nursing peers and faculty through the Davenport Global Campus, which is specially designed to foster valuable connections.

You’ll be fully prepared in the art and science of nursing instruction and well-positioned to join other Davenport nursing graduates who have passed their nursing certification exams at rates above the national average. In fact, many of our graduates have found nurse educator jobs right here on the Davenport nursing team as faculty members.

To help relieve some of the financial barriers of going back to school, Davenport will extend a 20% tuition discount if you’re a member of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA). 

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Convenience of an online nursing post-master’s certificate

Choose a nursing post-master’s certificate that’s 100% online to better accommodate the busy schedules of working nurses like you.


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High certification pass rates

Gain exceptional CNE exam preparation from a nursing program with CNE pass rates that exceed the national average.


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Highly credentialed faculty-mentors

Learn skills for nurse educator jobs with nursing MSN faculty that are respected nurse educators in the community.


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Hands-on experiences

Prove your online nursing master’s degree skills and knowledge with hands-on nurse educator practice, both clinical and academic.


Get started on your post-graduate nurse educator certificate

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your online post-graduate nurse educator certificate at Davenport.

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

Apply now or request more information

Start on the road to a post-graduate nursing certificate and a higher salary as a nurse educator. Request more information or begin your application now.

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


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Davenport University, 2023/2024 Catalog