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.

Student Learning Outcomes For This Program

Post-master's Certificate Options

For applicants who already have a master's degree in nursing but would like to earn a certificate in a second specialty, OHSU offers a post-master's certificate option (PMCO). When a student is accepted into a PMCO track a GAP analysis is conducted by the program director. As part of the process, the program director reviews the incoming student's prior transcripted coursework to identify any 'gap' that exists between the prior program of study and the current one before an individual program of study is developed. All nursing programs that offer a PMCO option (FNP, NMW, PNP, AGACNP, PMHNP, HSOL and MNE) use the GAP analysis to identify coursework that has been satisfied. The requirements for the MN degree are used as the analysis baseline. Completion of the PMCO qualifies the applicant for national certification in that specialty if applicable.


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