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Certificate in Nursing Education

Post-Master’s Certificate

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Nurse Educator Certificate Overview

Post-master’s prepared nurse educators to teach and mentor RNs, nursing students and other healthcare professionals, preparing them to make a powerful, lasting impact on patient care.

Purdue University Northwest’s online post master’s nurse educator 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.

Nurse Educator Certificate Curriculum

Our 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.

Sample Courses

  • NUR 66100 – Theories And Principles Of Teaching And Learning In Nursing Education
  • NUR 66200 – Teaching Strategies For Nursing
  • NUR 66300 – Assessment And Measurement In Nursing Education

Nurse Educator Course of Study

Nurse Educator Post Master's Certificate Highlights

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.

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Nurse Educator Post Master's Certificate Outcomes

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

Nurse Educator Certificate Career Paths

Nurse educators work as:

  • Clinical educators in practice settings
  • Faculty in academic institutions
  • Educational design consultants

Nurse Educator Certificate Beyond the Classroom

We encourage you to join organizations like:

  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau (for eligible students)

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Nurse Educator Certificate Employers

Nurse educators are usually employed by academic higher education programs. They may also work in a variety of other healthcare settings.

Nurse Educator Certificate Accreditation

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

Beth Vottero

Beth Vottero, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEF

Professor of Nursing

Beth Vottero teaches in the undergraduate, graduate and doctor of nursing practice programs and is the program coordinator for the masters in Nursing Education.

Angela Schooley

Angela M. Schooley, Ph.D., RN, CNE

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.

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Take the Next Earn a Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Education Practice at PNW

Whether you just completed your master’s degree or are looking to take the next step to advance your career, Purdue University Northwest’s post master’s certificate in nursing education allows you the ability to level up your skills.

Our graduate studies staff is ready to help you take the next step! Contact us at (219) 989-2257 or to see how PNW can meet your needs.