Nurse educator with students

Graduate Certificate – Nurse Educator Online


Built for nurses who are pursuing or have earned an MSN, this certificate adds specialized and valuable teaching credentials to your practice.

Next Apply Date: 12/15/23
Next Class Start Date: 1/8/24
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Next Apply Date: 12/15/23
Next Class Start Date: 1/8/24

Program Overview


What our online nurse educator certificate program offers you

Inject your passion for teaching into your professional nursing practice with this Graduate Certificate – Nurse Educator online program. The curriculum is 100% online and nurtures your educational skills, preparing you to develop dynamic, engaging techniques for presenting information to classrooms—online or in person—and in clinical settings.

Whether you are an MSN-educated nurse, or are currently enrolled in an MSN program, this affordable, advanced certificate adds valuable credentials to your practice. You will utilize curriculum-development technology and incorporate clinical skills, informatics and evaluation and assessment methods to bring compelling educational content to diverse learners, including expert and novice nurses, patients, and families.

The supportive and interactive A-State nursing faculty are involved in both urban and rural health practices and look forward to guiding you to the next phase of your career. We incorporate clinical experiences, evidence-based practice and advanced teaching pedagogy into this certificate program, so you’re equipped to thrive as a leader in healthcare education.

In this online nurse educator certificate program, you will learn how to:

  • Promote patient health through the development and delivery of education
  • Design and deliver healthcare-related training and education in a variety of settings
  • Utilize technology effectively in training curriculum design
  • Promote patient health through the development and delivery of education
  • Design and deliver healthcare-related training and education in a variety of settings
  • Utilize technology effectively in training curriculum design

Prepare for leadership roles across a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Nursing faculty in an academic setting
  • Patient Educator
  • Clinical Educator
  • Program Manager
  • Military Nursing Educator
  • Hospital Educator
  • Nursing faculty in an academic setting
  • Patient Educator
  • Clinical Educator
  • Program Manager
  • Military Nursing Educator
  • Hospital Educator

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of certificate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online certificate programs.


Total Tuition: $4,080
Program Duration: 6 months
Credit Hours 12

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Tuition


Important dates you need to know

Our online nurse educator certificate program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $340
Total Tuition: $4,080

Calendar


A-State Online's dates and deadlines

Ideal for working nurses, Arkansas State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring 11/8/2412/15/2312/19/231/4/241/5/242/23/24
Spring 23/4/242/19/242/23/242/29/243/1/244/26/24
Summer 15/6/244/22/244/26/245/2/245/3/246/20/24
Summer 26/24/246/10/246/14/246/20/246/21/248/7/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 12/15/23
Start Class 1/8/24

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Admissions


Qualifications for our online nurse educator certificate program

We know you’re busy, so we’ve streamlined the A-State admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Students who are interested in the online Graduate Certificate – Nurse Educator program must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited institution. Review full admission requirements below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • MSN degree
  • Current unencumbered RN license

  • Complete online application and submit application fee
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited program of nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited program of nursing from a regionally accredited college or university OR are currently enrolled in an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited MSN program from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcript(s) submitted by the registrar of any college/university you have attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.
  • Current unencumbered RN license
  • Satisfactory background check completed through Verified Credentials

Request all official transcripts be sent directly to A-State from all colleges or universities attended. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Courses


A look at the online nurse educator certificate curriculum

To finish the Graduate Certificate – Nurse Educator online program, you must complete a total of 12 credit hours. Required coursework includes four advanced practice courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course presents the theories of evaluation as related to the student and the various educational activities. Types of evaluation, appropriate application, preparation, and scoring of evaluation instruments are all critical topics included in this course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores curriculum development in health professions. Emphasis is on education and competency practice links. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study; instructor permission.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Experiential course in the role of nurse educator. Opportunity to apply models of teaching in classroom and clinical situations. Admission to graduate study; instructor permission.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on development of knowledge and skill in teaching clinical information in advanced practice roles. Designed for nurses involved in formal and informal teaching of nurses and patients. Prerequisite, Permission of professor.

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