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

School of Nursing

Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education Certificate Program

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

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education Certificate Program is to allow students to meet the North Carolina Board of Nursing requirement for nurse educators teaching in pre-licensure programs.

 

Admissions Requirements

In order to enroll students from a variety of backgrounds with the greatest potential for successfully completing the certificate, the following criteria for acceptance will be used:

  1. A Baccalaureate Degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a nationally-accredited program. (RN Applicants with a Baccalaureate degree in another field may be accepted but must meet additional requirements for graduation: an undergraduate general statistics course, a nursing health assessment course, and a community health course or nursing leadership/management course).
  2. Current unrestricted licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse.
  3. GPA of 2.70 on all undergraduate work.
  4. Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The GRE is required for the MSN/MBA Program.
  5. Transcripts from all previous college studies.
  6. Three letters of reference.
  7. Proof of satisfactory criminal background check with a residence verification statement.
  8. Immunizations are required by the university.

 

Students will receive academic credit for courses taken with a grade of B or better, which may be applied toward their MSN Degree.

 

Course Requirements

NURS 600: 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.)

Contact

Graduate Admissions

P.O. Box 7308

Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Phone: (877) 498-4723