Nursing

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND NURSING

Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education


A post-master’s Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education can be completed in four semesters. The program is open to qualified nurses who have a master’s degree in nursing and who want to become nurse educators. The 24 credit program prepares the student to teach in nursing programs at the LPN, associate, bachelor’s and master’s levels, and in hospitals and health care facilities. The core curriculum includes specialty coursework in nursing education, including curriculum development, informatics, and teaching and learning strategies. Clinical placements are provided by the Department.

The program is offered in a blended learning format (approximately half of the class sessions in this program are delivered online with the remaining class sessions delivered face-to-face), which combines the convenience of online learning with classroom instruction. The program is perfect for busy working nursing professionals who want to earn teaching credentials, but who don’t have the time to attend onsite classes on a weekly basis. The online component of these blended courses enables the student to attend class on their own schedule virtually anywhere there is an Internet connection, while reaping the rewards of face-to-face contact with professors. Nearly half of each course in the Advanced Certificate program is taught online, with the balance occurring in a traditional classroom setting providing the opportunity to meet personal and professional obligations, while fulfilling degree requirements.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Check out the LIU Post Graduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.


Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education must meet the following requirements for admission.

  • Application for Admission.
  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable)
  • Possess a current New York State RN registration.
  • A minimum of one year recent RN experience in a clinical area requiring acute care skills, e.g., hospital setting, home care, long term care facility.
  • A master's degree in nursing is required with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Official copies of your graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended.
  • Qualified candidates may transfer from 3 to 11 credits for advanced standing in the program through the presentation of acceptable courses from an accredited school of nursing taken within the last five years (provided a “B” grade or better was received in the course).
  • The applicant is required to have a personal interview with the Director of the Nursing Education program or a designee; a current resume or CV needs to be submitted to the director prior to the interview.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required either from the applicant's superiors (manager, supervisor, staff educator) in the health care setting, or one from a superior and one from a former faculty member where the baccalaureate or master's degree in nursing was completed. The letters should address the applicant's academic and clinical skills, and the ability to complete the program.
  • Personal Statement that addresses the reason you are interested in pursuing post-graduate work in this area of study.
  • International students are also required to achieve a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 85 Internet-based (a minimum listening score of 22 is also required); 225 Computer-based; or 563 Paper-based. IELTS of 7.5 or above is also acceptable.

Send application materials to:

LIU Post
Graduate Admissions Processing Center
15 Dan Road, Ste. 102
Canton, MA 02021

Course Description

NUR 644 Curriculum Development in Nursing

This course includes a study of the principles and processes of curriculum development for educational programs in nursing. The student will learn the roles and responsibilities of educators in developing curricula for various educational programs. The forces and issues that influence curriculum development will be explored. Critical thinking will be discussed as a guiding principle in curriculum development.
Spring, 3 credits

NUR 646 Technology for Nursing Education

This course prepares students to incorporate technology into teaching and decision-making. Students will acquire hands-on skills in a variety of applications and techniques. Students will come to understand and learn these techniques within the context of sound pedagogical practice.
Summer, 3 credits

NUR 648 Teaching Strategies for Educators

This course focuses on teaching and learning strategies. The role of the nurse educator utilizing various teaching strategies both in academia and in a variety of practice settings will be explored and analyzed.
Fall, 3 credits

NUR 650 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing

This course focuses on assessment strategies and evaluation processes that are relevant to nursing programs in academe and in the practice setting. The student will learn how to plan for, construct and analyze classroom tests, and how to assess clinical performance in various learning environments. Strategies to assess learning and evaluate program outcomes will be explored.
Fall, 4 credits

NUR 652 Teaching Practicum I

This is one half of a two semester practicum that provides the student with the opportunity to apply teaching and evaluation methods in a variety of practice settings including academic programs and various other learning environments. Traditional and nontraditional methods of teaching will be utilized by students as they meet the demands of various settings. Students will complete 180 hours of preceptored learning experiences.
Prerequisites: NUR 644, 646, 648, and 650. Co-requisite: NUR 652S required
Spring, 4 credits

NUR 652S Teaching Practicum I Seminar

The seminar provides an opportunity for discussion between students and faculty members. The discussion focuses on weekly clinical experiences with an emphasis on professional attributes and competencies inherent in the educator role. Problems and issues provide for an exchange of ideas relating to a variety of issues. The discussions will enable the students to gain additional information, insights, and approaches to teaching.
Co-requisite: NUR 652 required
Spring, 0 credits

NUR 654 Teaching Practicum II

This practicum provides the student with 180 hours of preceptored learning experience. The student applies teaching and evaluation methods in a variety of practice settings including academic programs and various other learning environments. Traditional and nontraditional methods of teaching will be utilized by students as they meet the demands of various settings.
Prerequisites: NUR 644, 646, 648 and 650. Co-requisite: NUR 654S required
Fall, 4 credits

NUR 654S Teaching Seminar II

The seminar offers dialogue between students and faculty members. The discussion focuses on weekly clinical experiences with an emphasis on professional attributes and competencies inherent in the educator role. The discussions will enable the students to refine their approaches to teaching as they become competent educators.
Fall, 0 credits

Typical Sequence

Spring I Semester

NUR 644 Curriculum Development in Nursing (3)

Summer I Semester

NUR 646 Educational Technology in Nursing (3)

Fall II Semester

NUR 648 Teaching Strategies for Educators (3)
NUR 650 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing (4)

Spring II Semester

NUR 652 Teaching Practicum I - 180 hours (4)
NUR 652S Teaching Practicum I Seminar (0)

Fall III Semester

NUR 654 Teaching Practicum II - 180 hours (4)
NUR 654S Teaching Practicum II Seminar (0)

Total: 21 credits and 360 practicum hours

CONTACT

School of Health Professions and Nursing
Stacy Gropack, Dean
Roth Hall, Room 300
516-299-2485

post-shpn@liu.edu