This program combines foundation courses in education with courses in the principles and practices of nursing education. It prepares students to function in nursing educational roles in academic and nonacademic settings.


Applicants must hold a master's degree in nursing. Applicants must meet the admission standards and application requirements specified in Graduate Admissions and apply using the Application for Graduate Admission. Acceptance to the nursing program is contingent upon admission to the university. The application process is competitive, and applications are considered for the fall and spring semesters. For application deadlines and detailed application requirements, please refer to the College of Public Health Admissions website.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: PH-CERG-NUED

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 15

This certificate may be pursued on a part-time basis only.

Candidates must have 15 graduate credits and a minimum GPA of 3.00 in course work, with no more than 3 credits with a grade of C to earn the certificate. 

Required Courses

NURS 716Principles of Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education3
NURS 726Perspectives in Nursing Education3
NURS 727Application of Nursing Education Principles to Curriculum and Program Development3
NURS 728Practicum and Seminar in Nursing Education I3
NURS 729Practicum and Seminar in Nursing Education II3
Total Credits15


Students who qualify for a 3-credit practicum because of their educational experience may choose the remaining 3 credits from courses designated by the graduate nursing program.