Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate

Sharing knowledge—general or specialized—with nursing students could be a rewarding and challenging career option for many nursing professionals.

If you have a master’s degree in nursing, this certificate program this certificate program offers you the opportunity to study the theory and practice of nursing education as well as advanced nursing concepts. The Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate program consists of 30 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be awarded a certificate.

At this time, residents of the following states may not enroll in the Nurse Educator Certificate program: Missouri, Tennessee, and Washington.

Prepare for Certification

Earning this graduate certificate could help prepare you for the National League for Nursing's Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Nursing Professional Development board certification examination.*

Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

What are the Career Opportunities?

This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to pursue career advancement in the field of nursing education.

Prepare for Future Studies

Credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward future graduate studies. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.

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Curriculum: All Tracks

  • Certificate Requirements

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30

    Total Program Credits: 30

    • MN 523: TEACHING AND LEARNING THEORIES AND STRATEGIES Change

      This course explores the advanced nursing practice teaching roles of educating patients and families, health care professionals, and nursing students. Teaching and learning theories are examined as well as teaching strategies and factors that impact learners.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • MN 524: CURRICULUM DESIGN, ASSESSMENT, AND EVALUATION Change

      This course provides content and learning experiences that enable you to comprehend and apply the curriculum development process and assessment and evaluation strategies. You will design, deliver, and evaluate an education program for an audience (patients, staff, or nursing students) and specialty topic of your choice.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      MN 523

    • MN 552: ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC REASONING Change

      This course addresses the theoretical principles and practical application of advanced physical assessment and history-taking throughout the lifespan. Relationships between assessment findings and underlying physiology and pathophysiology to the healthy and unhealthy client are investigated. Emphasis is on developing critical diagnostic thinking through interpretation of subjective and objective data, identification of normal and abnormal conditions, and the systematic reporting of summative findings. Clinical judgment and clinical reasoning skills are used in establishing differential diagnoses. Students will learn to address variables such as age, culture, ethnicity, and developmental stages into their differential diagnosis and evaluation and management plans.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      MN 551 and MN 553

    • MN 559: ESSENTIALS OF ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY Change

      This course integrates essential knowledge for advanced nursing practice of physiology and pathophysiology, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and genomics across the lifespan. Function and dysfunction of organ systems are analyzed from the cellular level through the integrated organ level. You will examine the pathophysiological factors that influence the incidence and manifestations of acute, episodic, and chronic diseases in populations across the lifespan. Disease processes and symptom management approaches are investigated utilizing an evidence-based approach. Influences of gender, genetic, ethnic, cultural, and temporal variables of human disease are analyzed. Communication and teaching plans for patients and/or families will be explored for pathological states and both prescriptive and non-prescriptive drug therapies.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • MN 590: APPLYING PRINCIPLES OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE—PRACTICUM Change

      This course explores the advanced nursing practice roles of change agent and leader to influence health care outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems. A synthesis of the MSN and nurse educator program outcomes will be applied to an evidence-based practice project aimed at improving health care outcomes. All projects include a teaching component for patients and/or their families or other health care professionals. Students complete 100 clinical hours for this course.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      MN 523 and MN 524

    • MN 603: EVALUATING AND DISSEMINATING PRINICIPLES OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE—PRACTICUM Change

      In this course, students continue to explore the advanced nursing practice roles of change agent and leader through completion, evaluation, and dissemination of their evidenced- based practice project to influence health care outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems. Students complete 100 clinical practicum hours for this course.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      MN 590

Curriculum: Concentration

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*Note: This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.

* Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

*† Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.