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Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education

Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education StudentA 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.

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