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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 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.

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Prepare for Nurse Educator (CNE) Certification.

Earning this nurse educator 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

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

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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 Purdue Global.

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How Do I Get Started?

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


Online and Campus Start Date

April 18, 2018

Online and Campus Start Date

July 05, 2018

Online and Campus Start Date

September 19, 2018

Online and Campus Start Date

December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

The certificate program focuses on how to effectively teach patients and their families, provide staff development programs, evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs, and instruct undergraduate nursing students. Courses include:

  • Teaching and Learning Theories and Strategies
  • Curriculum Design, Assessment, and Evaluation
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Applying Principles of Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Evaluating Principles of Advanced Nursing Practice
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits30
  • Total Credits30

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
Enrollment Location:
Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin
  • Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin
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  • Hagerstown
  • Iowa, Nebraska
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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$420.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your career to a higher level.

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

*Although certain programs at Purdue Global are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those 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. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

†Purdue Global  cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

‡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.