Mount Carmel College of Nursing’s Nursing Education Certificate Program, offered online, prepares the Master's prepared registered nurse to enter the academic classroom and institutional staff development department as faculty to educate the next generation of nurses or to take on staff development responsibilities in a healthcare setting. This advanced professional will apply relevant research in nursing education and understand the ethical and legal issues associated with the role of an educator in nursing. The program will conclude with a practicum learning experience.

Upon completion of the Nursing Education track, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Develop appropriate programs that respond to the educational and healthcare needs of diverse populations
  • Use epidemiological, social and environmental data to draw inferences for the development of nursing education programs
  • Facilitate the use of evidence-based practice in nursing curricula
  • Design health promotion or disease prevention educational programs
  • Evaluate nursing programs and policies to assure quality outcomes in nursing education
  • Enhance leadership in nursing education
  • Use ethical decision making in relevant practice and education roles
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to achieve quality outcomes in nursing education, in both institutions of higher learning and healthcare institutions
  • Demonstrate scholarly inquiry about nursing and health systems through verbal and written communication in educational scholarship

Application Deadlines

Post-Master’s Certificate Nursing Education classes begin Spring Semester.

  • Not currently accepting applications.

Program Completion

The certificate programs are approximately 3 semesters in length depending on the candidate's transfer credit. However, all students must successfully complete specialty track coursework, complete 150 educational practicum hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA to earn a program certificate.

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Plan of Study

Dependent upon Master's degree courses previously completed.

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