Nursing Education, Certificate

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Our nine-credit nursing certificate prepares registered nurses to work in education roles in colleges and universities and is designed to develop nurses as teachers, leaders, and role models—equipping you with the skills you’ll need to excel in nursing education, no matter where you’d like to go

Prepare to Learn and Lead

  • You’ll be trained to demonstrate Nurse Educator Core Competencies described by the National League for Nursing (NLN) for the nurse educator.
  • The program integrates evidence-based principles of teaching and learning into the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of nursing education programs.
  • You’ll learn how to integrate and synthesize theoretical knowledge and apply ethical principles in the implementation of the nurse educator role.

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The certificate program requires the completion of nine credits, which include the following:

Students who complete the certificate and have a master's or doctoral degree in nursing may qualify to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certification for Nurse Educator’s exam. Please refer to the NLN CNE website for additional information. Note that PhD students who are not NPs may elect to complete the Nursing Education courses to fulfill elective requirements, however they are not eligible to receive the certificate.  Completion of the 9 elective credits in education contribute to NLN CNE examination eligibility. 

A non-certificate option of this program is available to nurses who hold a graduate degree in nursing but are not nurse practitioners. In this case, the three nursing education courses may be taken as elective courses to advance the knowledge and skills of nurses interested in faculty positions.

Admission Criteria for Certificate program

We are currently accepting Pace graduate students Pace MS (FNP, PMHNP, AGACNP) and DNP degree seeking students:

  • Enrolled in a nursing MS program or the DNP program
  • In good academic standing with a minimum CGPA of 3.0.
  • Must complete the MS or DNP degree in order to be awarded the certificate. 

If you are a non-Pace student or alumnus, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing.
  • Hold licensure and/or certification as a nurse practitioner and have completed the 3 Ps, Health Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Advanced Pharmacology as part of graduate degree completion. 
  • Have a graduate cumulative CQPA of 3.0.
  • Submit an official transcript from each academic institution previously attended.
  • Submit an essay, professional resume, and recommendations as described in the application.
  • No prior RN work experience is required.
  • No standardized admissions test (GRE or Miller Analogy) is required.

Admission Criteria for Non-Certificate Option

  • Must hold a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing.
  • Have a graduate cumulative CQPA of 3.0.
  • Submit an official transcript from each academic institution previously attended.
  • Submit an essay, professional resume, and recommendations as described in the application.
  • No prior RN work experience is required.
  • No standardized admissions test (GRE or Miller Analogy) is required.

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$62,125

annual salary for nurse educators 

64%

of nurse educators work in healthcare

22,693

number of nurse educators employed in the US