Online Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate

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Program at a Glance
  • Gain specialized knowledge to pursue career advancement in the field of nursing education.
  • Complete a clinical practice experience to gain valuable real-world experience.
  • Prepare for CNE or RN-BC certification while you earn your certificate.
  • Start when it's convenient for you and complete most of your coursework online.
COURSE EFFORT 15 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 10 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 30
COST PER CREDIT $420
How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate Overview

Sharing knowledge—general or specialized—with nursing students can be a rewarding and challenging career option for many nursing professionals. If you have a master's degree in nursing, this postgraduate certificate in nursing education provides the opportunity to study the theory and practice of nursing education as well as advanced nursing concepts.

You'll learn to prepare nurses to address health care problems in a variety of ways:

  • Develop courses and programs that integrate nursing and educational philosophy.
  • Teach patients and their families.
  • Provide staff development programs.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Note: At this time, residents of Tennessee may not enroll in this program.

Clinical Practice Experience

As part of the online nurse educator certificate program, you will complete a clinical practice experience and work with a preceptor who is an experienced nurse educator in a contemporary health care or educational setting.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit HLCommission.org or call 800-621-7440.

Nurse Educator Career Opportunities

This certificate program is designed to help professional nurses like you pursue career advancement in the field of nursing education.*

  • Teach patients and their families.
  • Provide interprofessional staff development programs.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs.
  • Instruct undergraduate nursing students.

Prepare for Nurse Educator Certification

Earning this graduate certificate can help prepare you for the following certification exams:

  • National League for Nursing's Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center's Nursing Professional Development (RN-BC)

Coursework focuses on:

  • Advanced nursing practice teaching roles
  • Assessment and evaluation strategies
  • Advanced nursing practice of physiology and pathophysiology
Sample Courses
  • Teaching and Learning Theories and Strategies
  • Curriculum Design, Assessment, and Evaluation
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Evaluating Principles of Advanced Nursing Practice
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits30
  • Total Credits30

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Maine residents will pay $420.00 per credit for all graduate programs, with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.

Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.