Nursing Education (Graduate Certificate)

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The graduate certificate program in nursing education is designed to prepare nurses to teach in nursing and health professional programs, health care institutions and agencies, and in the community. The certificate provides nurses with essential knowledge and skills about teaching, program development, evaluation, clinical instruction, and other aspects of the educational process in nursing. Upon satisfactorily completing the requirements of the graduate certificate (comprehensive exam is not required for the graduate certificate), an entry will be made on the student's transcript.

Potential Careers

  • Nurse Educator
  • Hospital Education

Median Annual Salary

The salary range is as varied as the opportunities.

Additional Facts

Courses in the graduate certificate program are offered online. A practicum is required. The practicum is based on student needs, and is planned with students in a location convenient for them. A student who completes the graduate certificate may apply these hours of credit toward the Master's of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Education degree.

Departmental Information

Online Program Contact

Graduate Studies
(800) 231-5291 or
(256) 782-5348