Nurse Educator Certificate
Develop Your Expertise With a Nurse Educator Certificate—and Do it Online.
Nursing itself is a rewarding career - and teaching others how to become a nurse can be even more gratifying. Nurse Educators impart valuable skills and knowledge based on their education and experience.
Nurse Educator Certificate Program Information
- This is an CCNE-accredited program that can be completed online in 12 months.
- It's a great option for working RNs with an MSN degree who have a passion for both teaching and the profession of nursing.
- The curriculum is 14 credit hours. Among the topics covered are curricular design, instructional modalities and leadership.
- Courses are five weeks long, with one week off before the start of another course.
- Students can access courses at any time of the day and from anywhere with Internet access.
Nurse Educator Salary & Job Outlook
Nursing salaries vary across the U.S. by specialty and experience. O*Net indicates the U.S. median salary in 2011 for Health Specialties, Teachers, Postsecondary was $79,860 per year, with an average projected job growth until 2020 of 10% to 19%.
- American Nurses Association
- National Student Nurses Association
- Listing of National & International Nursing Organizations
Nurese Educator Certificate Program Accreditation
This post-graduate APRN certificate in nursing at Nebraska Methodist College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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To be successful with your online courses, you should have a basic understanding of computers and the internet. Read more about the minimum knowledge and hardware requisites on our Online Technology Requirements page.
|Application Deadline: Rolling||Program Start Date: August, January and May
Prospective students may apply anytime and are accepted from deadlines throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and students will be notified of their admission by letter or phone.
Nurse Educator Certificate Admissions Criteria
Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
- Master of Science degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution
- Applicants who have a Master of Science or Arts degree in healthcare fields will be considered on an individual basis
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
- Non- Nebraska Residents meet State Authorization
Nurse Educator Certificate Application Process
To be considered for admission the following items must be submitted to the Admissions Office:
For More Information Contact:
Recruitment & Admissions Coordinator
Tuition & Fees
Attending Nebraska Methodist College represents a major investment in your future. For most students, attending college takes planning and sacrifice. NMC recognizes this and is committed to helping you find every avenue to finance your education. View the Tuition by Program & Degree page for a comprehensive list of all nurse educator certificate program fees.
|Tuition per credit hour: $681|
At Nebraska Methodist College we offer financial aid to our students, and help you understand what financial resources are available to you. View our Financial Assistance page to learn about the Financial Assistance process, policies and options.
TEACHING-LEARNING PRINCIPLES FOR NURSING EDUCATION
Teaching-learning principles and holistic adult education theories appropriate for college level students are examined. Learning theory that emphasizes andragogy and its related concepts such as transformational learning, reflective learning and self-directed learning is included. Motivational and personality characteristics for the broader social system are discussed and evaluated as are specific considerations with regard to ethnic, cultural, and other diversity issues.
- Credits: 3.0
- Prerequisites: NRS 509 & NRS 513, or by permission
This course analyzes teaching strategies and modalities relevant to classroom and clinical teaching in nursing education. Fundamental concepts and principles in educational and psychological measurement of learning are explored.
- Credits: 3.0
- Prerequisites: NRS 509, NRS 513 & NRS 516, or by permission.
CURRICULUM/PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & EVALUATION
This course concentrates on curriculum/program development for nursing education. The purposes, functions, design, and implementation of curriculum/program development are examined. Students will be expected to apply previous classroom/ experiential learning and research to the exploration of various basic curricula/program designs.
- Credits: 4.0
- Prerequisites: All program course work except NRS 524. Pre/Co requisites: NRS 592
PRACTICUM IN NURSING EDUCATION
Working with a preceptor during 126 contact hours, students have the opportunity to synthesize learning and experiences into strategies and designs for nursing education. Multiple teaching-learning theories, designs and strategies are employed. Included in this practicum is direct contact with undergraduate students in the classroom and clinical environment.
- Credits: 4.0
- Prerequisites: All program course work is prerequisite or by permission. Pre/Co requisites: NRS 594
Our nurse educator certificate faculty is highly experienced and credentialed in their own fields, giving you constant real-world insight you can use. While any instructor can recite from a textbook, ours go a step further and draw from vast personal experience. Instructors here care as deeply about their students as they do the subject matter and it shows.