Post-Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education Certificate

The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education is designed for MSN-prepared, experienced registered nurses who have a passion for mentoring and teaching future nurses. Students who pursue the nursing education certificate may obtain a faculty position in a traditional college of nursing or in a non-traditional program that relies on online technology as a teaching medium. The nurse educator may also be prepared to practice in acute or chronic care settings as a staff-educator or in a role that is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating continuing education programs. This nursing education certificate program includes a clinical practicum which affords students the opportunity to refine educational expertise in their selected areas of interest.

GCU Nursing Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and masters degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.


The convenience of GCUs evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals. Evening classes meet once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom, filled with career minded individuals. Evening class sizes are kept small, providing a warm nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. Classes begin frequently at various locations.

Online and Evening program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

Request Information Apply for Admission