Nursing Education CERT

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Admissions Information

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Advanced Certificate

  • Points/Credits: 15

Application Deadlines

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Application Requirements

 Requirement
 Online Degree Application, including Statement of Purpose and Resume
 Transcripts and/or Course-by-Course Evaluations for all Undergraduate/Graduate Coursework Completed
 Results from an accepted English Proficiency Exam (if applicable)
 $75 Application Fee
 *Program is no longer running and therefore not accepting applications*

Additional Degree Information

Academic Certificate in Nursing Education

The mission of the Academic Certificate in Nursing Education is to improve Nursing Education and to improve the teaching skills of those nurses who already have doctoral degrees. The goal of the program is to offer doctorally prepared nurses, who are currently working in or interested in nursing education, an opportunity to gain academic preparation as nurse educators. There are currently 1,200 nursing faculty vacancies across the U.S., and this number is expected to climb sharply over the next few years as current faculty begin to retire. An Academic Certificate in Nursing Education prepares those seeking to extend or advance their teaching skills to improve nursing education generally.

 

Outcomes of Program

  1. Integrate knowledge from nursing and higher education that supports the development of innovative teaching strategies that address diverse learning needs.
  2. Apply theories from nursing, higher education, and related disciplines as a foundation for enacting the nurse educator role in academic and health care settings.
  3. Demonstrate expertise as an advanced nurse educator that models the pursuit of lifelong learning and that reflects trends in nursing and higher education, inter-professional education, health care, and nursing practice.

Courses

The program consists of five core courses designed to help nurses with doctorates to deploy their advanced clinical or research expertise to enhance the education of new nurses and advanced practitioners.  

  • HBSN 6030 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education - 3 credits
  • HBSN 6040 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education - 3 credits
  • HBSN 6043 Innovations in Nursing Education - 3 credits
  • HBSN 6044 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education - 3 credits
  • HBSN 6053 Clinical Teaching in Nursing Education - 3 credits


The program can be completed in two years if students take one course per semester for five consecutive semesters. Classes are taken with current doctoral students in the Nursing Education Ed.D. program, assuring a high-quality program.  

Admission Requirements and Application Information

The following materials are required for the Academic Certificate Program in Nursing Education:

  1. Evidence of licensure as a registered nurse
  2. Official transcripts showing completion of a doctoral degree.  Doctoral degrees in nursing and health related fields are accepted.
  3. Resumé, showing evidence of clinical experience either through specialty master’s preparation or through clinical experience in nursing. Include a list of publications and presentations.
  4. The statement of purpose, which can be 2-3 pages in length, should describe
    1. your academic background and doctoral degree preparation
    2. your professional background and clinical expertise
    3. why you are a good fit for an online program
    4. why you are interested in nursing education,
    5. how your clinical experience will contribute to your success an educator


Requirements from the TC Catalog (AY 2023-2024)

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The purpose of the Academic Certificate in Nursing Education is to improve Nursing Education and to improve the teaching skills of those nurses who already have doctoral degrees. The goal of the program is to offer doctorally-prepared nurses, who are currently working in or interested in nursing education, an opportunity to gain academic preparation as nurse educators. There are currently 1,200 nursing faculty vacancies across the U.S., and this number is expected to climb sharply over the next few years as current faculty begin to retire. An Academic Certificate in Nursing Education prepares those seeking to extend or advance their teaching skills to improve nursing education generally.

Outcomes of Program

  1. Integrate knowledge from nursing and higher education that supports the development of innovative teaching strategies that address diverse learning needs.

  2. Apply theories from nursing, higher education, and related disciplines as a foundation for enacting the nurse educator role in academic and health care settings.

  3. Demonstrate expertise as an advanced nurse educator that models the pursuit of lifelong learning and that reflects trends in nursing and higher education, inter-professional education, health care, and nursing practice.

Courses

The program consists of five core courses designed to help nurses with doctorates to deploy their advanced clinical or research expertise to enhance the education of new nurses and advanced practitioners.

  • HBSN 6030 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education - 3 credits

  • HBSN 6040 Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education - 3 credits

  • HBSN 6043 Innovations in Nursing Education - 3 credits

  • HBSN 6044 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education - 3 credits

  • HBSN 6045 Simulation in Nursing Education - 3 credits

The program can be completed in two years if students take one course per semester for five consecutive semesters. Classes are taken with current doctoral students in the Nursing Education Ed.D. program, assuring a high-quality program.

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