Nurse Educator Post-Graduate Certificate

Post-Graduate Certificate (28 credits)

The Nurse Educator Post-Graduate Certificate program will prepare the MSN graduate for the nurse educator role in academic or staff development settings. The curriculum integrates core master’s-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. Clinical practicum objectives include the student’s ability to provide didactic and clinical instruction within the academic or clinical settings. As a result, graduates of the Nurse Educator Post-Graduate Certficate are well prepared to assume faculty or clinical instructor positions in schools of nursing or staff development positions in health care institutions.

Upon successful completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate Nurse Educator, the graduate will be eligible to seek certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), offered by the National League for Nursing (NLN)

**Upon discussion with MSN Advisor, Student will elect to conduct either a Special Research Project (NURS795) or do the traditional thesis (NURS799).

Advanced Nursing Core
9 Credits
NURS601 MSN Orientation Seminar 0
NURS735 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS738 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NURS740 Advanced Health Assessment 2
NURS740V Advanced Health Assessment Lab 1
Nursing Educator Concentration
18 Credits
HINT730 Information Mgt in Health Care 3
NURS765 Concepts of Adv Nurs Practice 2
NURS765C Concepts of Adv Nurs Prac Clin 2
NURS780 Theoretical Fndns Teach/Learn 3
NURS784 Curriculum Devel/Prgm Eval 3
NURS785 Teaching Strat/Assess/Eval 3
NURS787 Role of the Nurse Educator 1
NURS787C Role Nurse Educator Clinical 1
Thesis/Capstone**
1 Credits
NURS795 or NURS799 MSN Special Project or MSN Thesis 1