Nursing Education Certificate

Nursing Education Certificate

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Nursing Education Certificate

NYC CAMPUS
WESTCHESTER CAMPUS

Nursing Education Certificate

The Nursing Education Certificate is offered online, and prepares registered nurses to work in education roles in colleges and universities and is designed to develop nurses as teachers, leaders, and role models. The certificate requires the completion of nine credits of coursework specific to the nurse educator role. These courese align with the NLN Core Competencies for Academic Nurse Educators, providing foundational knowledge needed for those purusing faculty positions. 

 

The Nursing Education Certificate prepares nurses to:

  1. Demonstrate Nurse Educator Core Competencies described by the National League for Nursing (NLN) for the nurse educator.
  2. Integrate evidence-based principles of teaching and learning into the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of nursing education programs.
  3. Integrate and synthesize theoretical knowledge and apply ethical principles in the implementation of the nurse educator role.

The Certificate is available to:

  1. Nurses who already hold a graduate degree in nursing and who wish to develop and enhance their teaching skills.
  2. Students in our Nurse Practitioner programs and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. These students may elect to complete the Nursing Education certificate in addition to the requirements of their programs.
  3. PhD students may elect to complete the Nursing Education courses to fulfill elective requirements.

 

Students who complete the certificate and have a master's or doctoral degree in nursing will qualify to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certification for Nurse Educators exam, given they meet minimal teaching experience requirements. 

 

Nursing Education Certificate courses:

The certificate program requires the completion of nine credits and includes the following three credit courses:

  1. NURS 754: Teaching and Learning in Academic Settings

  2. NURS 755: Curriculum Theory, Design, and Evaluation

  3. NURS 756: Academic Nursing Education Practicum

 

Admission Criteria: 

Currently enrolled Pace Graduate students:

  1.  Master's students must complete the Master's Core including Health Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Advanced Pharmacology before enrolling in courses.

  2. Must be in good academic standing with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 and obtain permission from their program director.

  3. Doctoral students must be in good academic standing and obtain permission from their program director.