Nurse Educator CertificateProgram rationale and objectives
The Nurse Educator Certificate (NEC) will prepare graduate with the skills to teach in baccalaureate, associate or diploma nursing programs. All four educator courses are offered on-line with attention to building a learning community with a culture of sharing and support. The practicum course, Nursing 559 allows students to create a unique teaching practicum experience with faculty supervision and guidance and seminar activities are aimed at helping students make a successful transition into teaching. Attention to development of the educator role is threaded through each course and culminates in the development of an educator portfolio including a personal philosophy of teaching, a research plan and examples of teaching products. Students in the NEC must meet the current residency requirements within the SON.
- NURS 556 Evidence-Based Nursing Education (2 credits)
- NURS 557 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (3 credits)
- NURS 558 Instructional Strategies and Evaluation for Nurse Educators (2 credits)
- NURS 559 Practicum in Nursing Education (2 credits)
The NEC curriculum is available to students who have been admitted as post-master's students in the School of Nursing.
- A Master's degree in nursing or a BSN with a master's degree in a related field. Graduation from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency is preferred.
- A cumulative grade point of 3.2 (B) or higher.
- An unencumbered Registered Nurse license.
- One supporting letter of recommendation.
- Curriculum Vita/Resume documenting educational, clinical nursing, and/or volunteer experiences as appropriate.
- Submission of a statement of goals describing your proposed implementation of the nurse educator certificate education.
No grade lower than a C is considered passing.
Costs and financial aid eligibility
Costs for the education nursing courses are offered at the standard tuition rate applied for graduate courses.