Post-master’s prepared nurse educators teach and mentor RNs, nursing students and other healthcare professionals, preparing them to make a powerful, lasting impact on patient care.
Our online post-master’s program helps you gain the skills, knowledge and credentials you need to pursue a rewarding career as a healthcare leader.
Our nurse educator post-master’s certificate program prepares you for diverse educator roles in practice and academic settings that incorporate simulation and web-based learning, as well as traditional classroom and clinical teaching. You’ll acquire valuable experience working with a preceptor as you apply theory and evidence to the teaching-learning process.
Your program builds on your previous master’s coursework. Your curriculum will consist of four education specialty courses: three online courses and one practicum course. During your practicum, you’ll work with the preceptor of your choice to gain hands-on experience meeting education practice competencies.
Employment opportunities for nursing instructors is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for all occupations.
Our program boasts expert faculty with Certified Nurse Educator designations and is home to the Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice, an Affiliate Center of JBI.
As a graduate of this program, you’ll be able to:
- Synthesize nursing knowledge, patient preferences and the best available evidence to make optimal decisions
- Grow as a leader who can influence the delivery of healthcare
- Develop a professional philosophy that reflects the humanistic values of nursing
Beyond the Classroom
We encourage you to join organizations like:
- National League for Nursing
- Sigma Theta Tau (for eligible students)
Nurse educators work as:
- Clinical educators in practice settings
- Faculty in academic institutions
- Educational design consultants
Nurse educators are usually employed by academic higher education programs. They may also work in a variety of other healthcare settings.
Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Graduates are prepared to take the NLN Certified Nurse Educator certification exam.
Meet the Faculty
Nurse Educator Program Coordinator and Associate Professor
Beth Vottero teaches in the undergraduate, graduate and doctor of nursing practice programs and is the program coordinator for the masters in Nursing Education.
Associate Professor, College of Nursing
Angela M. Schooley develops and designs nursing education efforts in the undergraduate nursing curriculum. She guides students in learning nursing concepts in the classroom, online and in the clinical setting.