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Graduate Certificate – Nurse Educator Online

Graduate Certificate – Nurse Educator Online

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.

icon $3,972 Total Tuition
icon Varies Program Duration
icon 12 Credit Hours
icon $3,972 Total Tuition
icon Varies Program Duration
icon 12 Credit Hours

Whether you are a BSN- or MSN-educated nurse, 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.

The online nursing programs at Arkansas State University, located in Jonesboro, AR, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Contact ACEN by mail at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, by phone at 404-975-5000 or visit

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

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

Projected Job Growth:

According to Burning Glass, the employment outlook for clinical nurse educators is slated to grow almost 4% over the next 10 years in the Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi region.

A-State is ranked #6

among the "Top 10 Best Colleges in Arkansas" by, 2020

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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.

Total Tuition $3,972
Tuition Per Credit Hour $331
Per Credit Hour Per 3 HR. Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$291.00 $40.00 $331.00 $873.00 $120.00 $993.00

A-State is Top Ranked

A-State ranks in the top half of universities on U.S. News & World Report’s "Top Public Schools, National Universities" for 2022.


A-State's Online Dates and Deadlines

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

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Spring 2023 7 wk 03/06/2023 04/28/2023 02/20/2022 02/24/2022 03/02/2023 03/03/2023 04/15/2023
Summer 2023 7 wk 05/08/2023 06/23/2023 04/24/2023 04/28/2023 05/04/2023 05/05/2023 06/09/2023
7 wk 06/26/2023 08/11/2023 06/12/2023 06/16/2023 06/22/2023 06/23/2023 07/28/2023
Fall 2023 7 wk 08/21/2023 10/06/2023 08/07/2023 08/11/2023 08/17/2023 08/18/2023 09/22/2023
7 wk 10/16/2023 12/08/2023 10/02/2023 10/06/2023 10/12/2023 10/13/2023 11/17/2023
Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from A-State?


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.

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

Additional Information

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

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


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.

HP 6043: Measurement and Evaluation in Health Sciences

Duration: 7 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.

NURS 6623: Curriculum Development in Health Professions

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 and instructor permission.

NURS 6853: Teaching in Advanced Nursing Roles

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

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.

NURS 6713: Practicum in Nursing Education

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. Prerequisites: admission to graduate study and instructor permission.

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