Students completing the Post-Master’s in Nursing Education Certificate Program are academically-prepared to take a national certification examination for Nurse Educators.

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By completing the Post-Master's Nursing Education Certificate Program, you will be academically prepared to take a national certification examination for Nurse Educators.

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The purpose of the Post-Master’s Nursing Education Certificate Program is to facilitate the education of master's prepared nurses for roles as nurse educators in an academic or clinical setting. Students will receive academic credit for all courses taken in the certificate program. A grade of B or better is required to receive course credit. The certificate requires 10 semester hours of course work as described below:

NURS 600: The Nurse Educator (3 hrs.)
NURS 601: Curriculum Theory and Application (3 hrs.)
NURS 602: Instructional and Evaluation Strategies (3 hrs.)
NURS 616: Advanced Nursing Specialty Practicum (1 hr.)

- Graduate School application

- Current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the United States

- Official transcripts documenting completion of a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution with a nationally accredited nursing program, sent to:
Gardner-Webb University
Digital Learning
PO Box 1896
Boiling Springs, NC 28017

- Three Graduate Study Reference Forms

- Two years of full-time active RN practice (a minimum of 1,800 hours per year) over the past three years with a Statement of Description of Work Experience (Family Nurse Practitioner only)

- Current, official, satisfactory Criminal Background Check results from current state of residence and any other state lived in during the past 10 years, package code GA98

- Verification of immunizations as required by the University.

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