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Post-Master's in Nursing Education, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The University of West Georgia's School of Nursing Post-Master's in Nursing Education certificate program is designed for master's prepared nurses who desire further education for roles in teaching.
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The Post-Master's in Nursing Education program taught at University of West Georgia requires 10 credit hours and addresses innovations in curriculum, instructional skills and strategies, the development and use of educational technology, and educational assessment and evaluation. Students develop expertise in health education and promotion, patient education, professional development, or college/university teaching. Graduates meet the educational requirements to sit for the national certification examination as a nurse educator.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize theoretical models, information systems and technology to perform effectively in a variety of nursing practice, leadership, and educational roles (competence and critical thinking).
  • Critically appraise original research for practice implications in the context of evidence-based practice.
  • Examine influences on nursing practice and education, including social, economic, ethical, legal, and cultural diversity issues (conscience and critical thinking).
  • Implement evidence-based practice competencies to achieve quality outcomoes and enhance nursing care delivery, leadership and education (critical thinking).
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in implementing changes and making decisions in the delivery of healthcare or in nursing education (change and critical thinking).
  • Develop and implement practice, leadership, management, and teaching strategies for the improvement of healthcare or nursing education (commitment).
  • Communicate effectively using a collaborative approach to improve nursing education, the quality of professional nursing practice and the healthcare system (collaboration and communication).
  • Attain a level of scholarship congruent with preparation for doctoral study (commitment).
  • Practice nursing in leadership and education roles in a manner that reflects caring as the essence of nursing (caring).
  • Engage in advanced nursing practice that reflects a holistic view of self and others and respect for diverse cultures (holism).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    13 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
  • Nurse Educator Role Practicum
  • Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admittance Guidelines
  • Earned Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.
  • Non-refundable $40.00 application fee (one time only).
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended.
  • Satisfactory certificate of immunization (if you are a new student).
  • Evidence of current unrestricted licensure to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States and evidence of licensure in the state in which the practica will occur.
  • Professional resume or curriculum vita.
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    627 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 627 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    177 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 177 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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