Teach the next generation of nurses by earning an online Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education at Southern New Hampshire University. Designed for nurses by nurses in the field, the online post-graduate nursing education certification program is ideal for registered nurses who want to move into a teaching role or nursing education who require an added credential. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge required to facilitate learning through curriculum design, teaching, evaluation and advisement.
The online certificate program is based on the competencies and practice standards defined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the National League for Nursing (NLN). Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to sit for the NLN Certified Nursing Education (CNE) exam. The teaching practicum may be completed online or face-to-face, as per state authorization.
The online nursing education certification coursework emphasizes teaching and learning principles, curriculum and instructional design, and evaluation research in academic, online and clinical educational settings. This program is tailor-made for registered nurses who hold a master's degree in nursing, a doctoral degree in nursing or are matriculated in a nursing doctoral program and want to gain knowledge and experience as a nursing education.
In the online Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program, you'll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning an online post-graduate nursing education certification at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
MSN students must have:
At this time SNHU is not enrolling nursing students from Washington state.
Nursing education is a high-growth, in-demand field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for post-secondary nursing instructors is projected to increase 35.4 percent by 2022. Much of the growth is due to a national shortage of nursing educators that’s being compounded by changing educational requirements and a retiring workforce. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects approximately 15 percent of nursing educators will retire by 2022.
Within universities, community colleges and healthcare organizations, nursing educators can fill a variety of roles, such as:
In the 12-credit, four-course online nursing education certification program, you’ll master the skills and knowledge required to facilitate learning through curriculum design, teaching, evaluation and advisement. The teaching practicum may be completed online or face-to-face, as per state authorization.
This course explores the process of teaching and learning in nursing education. Nurse educator roles and expectations are examined. Theories and philosophies of learning and different types of teaching strategies are evaluated for their application in a variety of nursing education settings and levels of education, and for their impact on diverse learners. Emphasis is placed on who the learner is and how they learn, who the faculty is and what the faculty role entails, and the use of appropriate evidence-based teaching strategies.
This course examines basic principles of assessment and evaluation of learning in academic, online, and clinical settings. Students will explore content about assessment versus evaluation; formative and summative assessments; test development, item analysis, developing and using grading rubrics; standardized testing in nursing - ATI, HESI, NCLEX - and evaluation of clinical performance. The course also explores legal and ethical issues related to evaluation and grading. Students who successfully complete the course (B- or better, course work & projects) will receive 45 indirect practice hours.
Explore strategies for the development of curricula in nursing education. Learn how to synthesize evidence from the science of nursing education with nursing professional standards and institutional missions and philosophies in developing nursing curricula. Students gain a comprehensive view of the nurse educator's responsibility in curriculum development, evaluation, and revision.
Observe and explore the Nurse Educator role under the guidance of an experienced nurse educator preceptor during a 120 hour teaching immersion experience. Synthesize prior learning by implementing a scholarly project developed during your program of study. Students gain practical experience with a focus on an authentic demonstration of the nurse educator role and the NLN Certified Nurse Educator exam competencies.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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