Advance Your Career as a Nurse Educator
Nursing programs across the country need qualified instructors to educate new nurses and keep up with industry demand. Step into these essential academic roles with Methodist University’s Graduate Nursing Education Certificate program.
What Makes Us Unique?
- Our curriculum meets teaching and learning requirements for nursing faculty in North Carolina.
- MU students complete 150 practicum hours in the field to build real-world skillsets.
- Prepare to teach in a variety of healthcare and academic settings, depending on your degree level.
- Students who have a master’s degree can pursue nurse education certification through the National League of Nursing.
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Training and development manager $115,6401
Nurse educator $78,014 per year2
Nursing instructor or teacher, postsecondary $75,470 per year3
Staff development coordinator $60,5004
Train the Next Generation of Nurses
As the need for registered nurses continues to grow, nurse educators are in high demand. U.S. nursing schools turned away 80,407 qualified nursing student applicants in 2019 due to factors like faculty shortages,5 and in 2020, there were approximately 1,492 vacant nursing faculty positions.6 Earning your Graduate Nursing Education Certificate can position you to fill these roles and positively impact the future of nursing.
After completing your program, you will be prepared to lead training initiatives and teach in a variety of health care and academic settings in roles ranging from staff development coordinator to undergraduate classroom instructor, depending on your degree level. Students who have a master’s degree can pursue nurse educator certification through the National League for Nursing.
The Graduate Nursing Education Certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program for students who hold a BSN and are seeking to teach in areas such as clinical practice or nurse education. Because our program meets teaching and learning requirements for nursing faculty as regulated by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, you’ll have a valuable credential for the next step in your career.
Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired
What You’ll Learn
After completing the online Graduate Nursing Education Certificate, you will be able to:
- Fill the role of nurse educator in clinical and academic settings.
- Integrate principles of teaching and learning in the role of the nurse as an educator.
- Create evidence-based assessment and evaluation strategies for diverse learners in a variety of settings.
- Apply principles of nursing education in curriculum development and evaluation.
Skills You’ll Gain
- Nursing theory
- Educational approaches
- Student assessment
- Student evaluation
- Curriculum and program development
Ensuring Your Success Beyond Graduation
From the moment you become a student at Methodist University, you’ll have access to the support needed to obtain career readiness skills, internships, employment, and other career opportunities. And you can tap into a wide variety of career services long after you’ve graduated.
Here are just a few examples of what you can expect for career support as a student or alumnus. You can benefit from all of them remotely.