Application Deadline: Open
Program Start: Fall start is recommended but not required
Length of Program: 2 semesters & 1 summer term (Certificate awarded upon completion)
Part-Time Study: One course each semester
Program Delivery: Web-based
About the Teaching Nursing Certificate Program
The Certificate in Teaching Nursing is designed for nurses who are seeking to enhance their teaching pedagogy/skills and also for those who are seeking an academic career in teaching nursing.
Educational Objectives include:
- Apply approaches to assess learning needs/style/motivation of the learner
- Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum planning, design, and evaluation
- Examine the legal and ethical responsibilities of educators
- Apply selected learning theories and teaching strategies in academic and clinical practice settings
- Implement teaching/learning processes with selected learners
- Analyze sociopolitical, economic and institutional factors associated with nursing education
- Plan strategies to meet teaching, service and scholarship functions of the faculty role
The certificate program plan consists of the following 3 courses for a total of 9 credit hours.
- N390U Foundations of Nursing Education (fall semester)
- N390V Art and Science of Teaching in Nursing (spring semester)
- N390W Role of the Nurse Educator (summer semester)
All courses are fully online. For those students who hold a master’s or higher degree, the Certificate in Teaching Nursing will qualify them to sit for the National League for Nursing’s certification exam, Certified Nurse Educator.