By completing the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education, the student will gain knowledge and skills in the areas of educational theory, instructional methods, assessment and evaluation of learning and curriculum development. The nationwide shortage of qualified nursing faculty is a growing concern for the profession; the theoretical knowledge provided in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program helps to prepare a registered nurse with a master’s degree in nursing to move into nursing education in a faculty role.
The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program allows nurses to maintain their roles in education if they are currently working in a clinical or classroom instructor role or advance their roles should they want to change career paths. Students have the option of completing only the theory courses for the Nurse Educator Specialty Track. National certification exams are available to graduates in select specialties. For more information about national certification in nursing education, visit nln.org/certification.
Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education: With or Without Practicum
Certificate: Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
- 3 Full Time With Practicum (18 credit hours)
- 2 Full Time Without Practicum (12 credit hours)
|Specialty Courses for Nursing Education Certificate|
|NR-535||Theoretical Foundations and Instructional Strategies for the Nurse Educator||3|
|NR-536||Advanced Health Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|NR-537||Assessment and Evaluation in Education||3|
|Optional Nursing Education Practicum|
|NR-621||Nurse Educator Concluding Graduate Experience I||3|
|NR-622||Nurse Educator Concluding Graduate Experience II||3|
For the most up-to-date curriculum grids, visit chamberlain.edu/curriculum.