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Nurse Educator Certificate

Prepare to teach the nurses of the future at the vocational, associate and baccalaureate levels, as well as in healthcare settings.

Credit Requirements

This program consists of 12 credit hours. That means you only have to complete four courses to earn your certificate.

Application Deadlines

Spring: Oct. 15

Fall: June 1

  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "><div class="quote-block__image"><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/1146,0,3874,2732/45250_COM08188.rev.1604085369.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/1146,0,3874,2732/45250_COM08188.rev.1604085369.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/1146,0,3874,2732/45250_COM08188.rev.1604085369.jpg" alt="Student smiling in sim lab" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="quote-block__content"><div class="quote-block__quote"><blockquote><p> “The simulation labs in the Health and Human Services Building have really helped. The mannequins are awesome—they can do everything. You go in there, you’re thrown into a situation, and things change. It’s really good critical-thinking training, to see where you lack, and where your strong points are.”</p></blockquote></div><div class="quote-block__caption"><p><strong>Beatrice Perez</strong>, Class of 2019, Nursing</p></div></div></div>
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Student nurses taking blood pressure

Certificate Courses (3 credit hours each)

  • NUR 6319: Curriculum in Nursing Education 
  • NUR 6340: Teaching Strategies and Evaluation in Nursing Education 
  • NUR 6347: Roles and Financial Management in Nursing Education 
  • NUR 6349: Capstone Practicum in Nursing Education 

Total credit hours: 12

*Each course must be completed with a grade of B or better to earn the certificate. All courses must be completed in residence.

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