Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
Description and Outcomes
The Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate prepares nurses to address health care problems in a variety of settings. Learn to effectively teach patients and their families, provide staff development programs, evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs, and instruct undergraduate nursing students through the application of advanced nursing knowledge, learning theories, and curricular development and instructional design techniques. The Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate program contributes to the preparation for the National League for Nursing's Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Nursing Professional Development board certification examination. Refer to the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section for important program disclosure information.
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be eligible for transfer toward future graduate studies.
Note: the Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate program is not available in all states. Refer to the State Approvals section for details.
Refer to the Progression Requirements section for further details.
The Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate program consists of a minimum of 30 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Clinical Expertise: Integrate advanced nursing practice knowledge with educational content, design, and delivery.
- Instructional Method Design: Design educational programs that facilitate learning for patients, health care professionals, or nursing students.
- Evaluation Strategies: Evaluate effectiveness of teaching and learning methodologies for patients, health care professionals, and nursing students.
- Clinical Expertise: Apply advanced nursing practice knowledge to impact health care outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Kaplan University's general requirements.
Prior to enrollment, you must submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a master's degree with an upper-level major in nursing from an accredited institution. By the end of the first term, you must provide Kaplan University with an official copy of the transcript. Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information.
You must have an approved criminal background check from the Kaplan University-approved vendor on file prior to the first day of your first term. Please refer to the Additional Requirements for Graduate Programs section under Admissions Requirements for detailed information.
You will complete clinical courses as part of the requirements for the certificate. You are responsible for locating an appropriate site for the clinical experience. You must achieve a minimum grade of "S" (satisfactory) for the clinical components of courses. Failure to successfully complete this portion of a course will result in failure of the entire course.
It is your responsibility to obtain and understand the requirements of certification, state board, or national board licensing exams specific to your location and the certification or licensure you seek to function in your professional role. Such requirements may change during the course of the academic program. Upon completion of the academic program, you receive verification of completing an education program specific to your area. The education programs are designed to prepare you to take various certification and licensing exams; however, Kaplan University cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
Upon completion of the nurse educator specialization, you may be prepared to sit for the National League for Nursing's Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination.
|MN523||Teaching and Learning Theories and Strategies||5|
|MN524||Curriculum Design, Assessment, and Evaluation||5|
|MN552||Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning||5|
|MN559||Essentials of Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology||5|
|MN590||Applying Principles of Advanced Nursing Practice - Clinical||5|
|MN603||Evaluating and Disseminating Principles of Advanced Nursing Practice - Clinical||5|
|Total Core Requirements||30|