2018-2019 Catalog

Post-master's Nursing Education Certificate (Graduate)

The School of Nursing offers a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education for nurses with master's degrees in nursing who want to develop advanced knowledge and skills in curriculum development, student and program assessment, teaching and learning. Advanced health assessment, advanced pathophysiology, curriculum development, teaching strategies, testing and evaluation, and practice teaching with a faculty preceptor are included in the program. The Certificate Program consists of a total of 21 units for students who already have master's preparation in a clinical specialty:

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Completion of a master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and NLNAC or CCNE-accredited nursing program or the equivalent as determined by the School of Nursing Student Affairs Committee.
  2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a four-point scale) in units attempted, or demonstrated academic ability as required by the faculty, following the appeal process.
  3. Current licensure in the United States. Health clearance (immunity, etc.) is required prior to enrolling in a role performance course.


A. Required Courses (18 units):

MSN 521Advanced Health Assessment


MSN 528Advanced Pathophysiology


MSN 529Nurse Educator: Curriculum and Teaching


MSN 539 Nurse Educator: Testing and Evaluation


MSN 559Nurse Educator: Role Performance I


MSN 569Nurse Educator: Role Performance II


B. Electives: Select one of the following courses (3 units):

MSN 523Family Assessment: Theory and Practice


MSN 533Theoretical Aspects of Aging