Nurse Education in Academic and Practice Settings (Graduate Certificate)

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This postbaccalaureate certificate provides an accelerated educational experience for nurses and other health professionals inspired to teach in academic and practice settings. Enjoy the convenience of online courses using state of the art technology with the enrichment of in-person sessions.

Enjoy the convenience of online courses using state-of-the-art technology in this post-master's certificate program.


This certificate program in nurse education in academic and practice settings prepares registered nurses and other health professionals who have earned a master's degree to teach in academic or practice settings.

Courses include curriculum development, teaching methods, design and delivery of mediated instruction, producing and evaluating educational programs and a teaching practicum.

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Nurse Education in Academic and Practice Settings (Graduate Certificate)

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete this graduate level program.

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Application Deadline

Priority Deadline: April 1

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Degree requirements

Required Core (15 credit hours)
NUR 670 Curriculum Development in Academic and Practice Settings (3)
NUR 671 Teaching in Academic and Practice Settings (3)
NUR 672 Design and Delivery of Mediated Instruction (3)
NUR 673 Producing and Evaluating Programs for Academic and Practice Settings (3)
NUR 579 Role-Focused Practicum: Nurse Educator (3) or
NUR 677 Scholarly Citizenship: Teaching Intensive (3)

Additional Curriculum Information
A teaching practicum (comprised of 135 clock hours) is required.

As part of the required core, MS and DNP students will take NUR 579 and PhD students will take NUR 677.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a minimum of a master's degree, in any field, from a nationally recognized, regionally accredited academic institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. three professional letters of recommendation
  4. resume
  5. goal statement
  6. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

International students who need an F1 or J1 visa first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission to be considered for this certificate program.

Licensure Requirements: An RN licensure is not required for admission to the Nurse Education in Academic and Practice Settings certificate program. However, admitted students who are a Registered Nurse must hold a current unencumbered RN license in the state in which the student plans to do clinical practicums to remain in the program.

Health and Safety Requirements: Students recommended for admission must meet health and safety requirements by established deadlines, including a passing disposition on a background clearance, satisfactory completion of a substance screen, and other requirements, as a condition of admission.

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