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Nurse Educator, Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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The Nurse Educator Certificate is a 12-credit online certificate that provides nurses with the basic tools necessary to teach nursing and/or nurses in an academic or clinical setting.

About

The Certificate can be completed in two semesters. The completing of the nurse educator certificate indicates you have successfully passed the coursework and earned the associated credits. Completion of the certificate does not result in certification as a nurse educator.

National nursing organizations, such as the National League of Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, have gone on record stating that nurses planning a career in education should enroll in programs that provide discipline-specific pedagogy.

Being a life-long learner is a vital component of the professional role of a registered nurse. However, because of personal demands it's not always the right time to pursue a graduate degree. Another viable option is to complete a graduate certificate. Completing a graduate certificate allows professional nurses to increase expertise in a way that is often a lower cost and lower time commitment than a formal degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Informatics Foundation and Health Care Technology
  • Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Nursing Education
  • Professional Role and Responsibility of the Nurse Educator
  • Teaching Strategies and Information Technology for the Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Practice Experience

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Nurse Educator Certificate Admission Requirements

  • Completed free online application
  • A BSN degree with a minimum 2.8 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA
  • Proof of active, unencumbered nursing license in your state
  • Official transcripts showing highest degree obtained

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    500 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

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