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Post-Graduate Certificate Nurse Educator, PG CERT
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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 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).

The Department of Education requires Davenport University to provide certain information (Gainful Employment Disclosure) regarding this certificate program to aid students in making a decision to enroll. The Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this Post-Graduate Certificate can be found at

 Which class should I take? When should I take it? 
2018-2019 Recommended Program Sequence for Nurse Educator, PGC and printable pdf download 

Advanced Nursing Core9 cr.
NURS601MSN Orientation Seminar0 cr.
NURS735Advanced Pathophysiology3 cr.
NURS738Advanced Pharmacology3 cr.
NURS740Advanced Health Assessment2 cr.
NURS740VAdvanced Health Assessment Lab (Virtual)1 cr.
Nursing Educator Concentration18 cr.
HINT730Information Management in Health Care3 cr.
NURS765Concepts of Advanced Nursing Practice2 cr.
NURS765CConcepts in Advanced Nursing Practice Clinical2 cr.
NURS780Theoretical Foundations of Teaching and Learning3 cr.
NURS787Role of the Nurse Educator1 cr.
NURS787CRole of the Nurse Educator - Clinical1 cr.
NURS784Curriculum Development and Program Evaluation3 cr.
NURS785Teaching Strategies, Assessment, and Evaluation3 cr.
Thesis/Capstone**1 cr.
NURS795 or NURS799MSN Special Project or MSN Thesis1 cr.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Gainful Employment Disclosure