School of Nursing

Nursing Education Certificate

Nursing education

Nurse educators have a wide variety of experiences in their roles in a school or college of nursing or health care agency. They teach, participate in clinical practice, provide service and engage in scholarly activities. In the Northwest, master's prepared faculty work primarily in associate degree and baccalaureate programs.

The Postmaster's Certificate in Nursing Education (PMCONE) program is intended for nurses with a master's in a clinical nursing specialty or a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's in a related field. A minimum of eighteen credit hours of coursework is required. Programs of study are tailored to supplement the master's in a related field providing relevant advanced nursing content as well as learning experiences in the practice of teaching nursing.

Possible Program of Study

Courses Credits
NURS 509AA Practicum in Clinical Teaching* 3
NURS 561/661 Curriculum and Instructional Design in Nursing 3
NURS 562/662 Assessment and Learning in Nursing 3
NURS 563/663 Simulation in Nursing Education 3
NURS 564/664 Clinical Teaching 3
Electives (3 credits)
Example: NURS 591/691 Online Teaching 3

Total Credits** 18**

Here is a video that talks about our Master of Nursing Education. The PMCONE certificate program adds to your prior masters education by giving you the competencies needed to be a nurse educator. A possible career path for nurses with a masters degree and specialized nurse educator training is also provided.

Post-master's nursing education certificate

Demonstrate beginning competence as a nurse educator as evidenced by the  ability to:

  1. Determine  competencies for selected learner groups, written at appropriate level of achievement  and relevant for the specialty;
  2. Design, implement and  evaluate competency- based learning activities for classroom, lab and clinical settings using sound pedagogical  and instructional design principles;
  3. Facilitate  learning related to central nursing competencies, including evidence-based practice, clinical judgment, cultural humility, ethical reasoning and quality improvement;
  4. Recognize  individual variations in learning styles  and cultural understanding and incorporate this assessment into instructional planning;
  5. Use written and observational methods to  assess student's learning;
  6. Incorporate emerging  technologies into educational practice;
  7. Participate in curriculum development, program evaluation and improvement  initiatives.
Course Catalog

For all program specifics, Student Learning Outcomes and detailed school information, check out the School of Nursing Catalog/Student Handbook.