Nurse Educator Certificate
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.