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 Program Availability Information for details.
This program is available in ExcelTrack. Speak with your University representative for any limitations. For more information on ExcelTrack, see Learning Paths in the Approach to Learning section of the Catalog.
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 Purdue Global'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 and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher from an accredited institution. By the end of the first term, you must provide Purdue Global 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 Purdue Global-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.
Refer to the School of Nursing’s Progression Requirements section for additional requirements for clinical and practicum experiences.
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global 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 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.
The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.
|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|