Make an Impact in Healthcare With a Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate
The Post-Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education Certificate program is ideal for advanced professional nurses who are looking to take on the role of a nurse educator in a variety of settings. This certificate program equips advanced nurses with the additional skillset and knowledge that helps educators satisfy the expanding educational needs of the nursing profession.
Course Topics in the Post-MSN Certificate in Nursing Education
Nurse educators practice as faculty, staff educators or clinicians. As a student, you will be taught how to educate in an academic or clinical setting. In the nursing education post-MSN certificate program, you can gain competency in many areas to help you become a knowledgeable nurse educator.
The post-MSN nurse educator certificate program focuses on the advanced practice role as an educator incorporating competencies of:
- Instructional strategies
- Program planning and program evaluating
- Diagnostic reasoning
- Evidenced-based research and application
Nurse educator certificate program course topics include:
- Advanced pathophysiology and pharmacology
- Advanced health assessment
- Nurse education seminars
- Nurse education practicum
Through the post-master’s nursing education certificate program, you will have a specific focus of your practicum experience which will give you direct practicum hours. With this comprehensive curriculum, you can further your knowledge as a clinical or academic educator. This curriculum gives you the opportunity to take the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam.
Nurse Educator Certificate Program Requirements
The post MSN certificate in nursing education program follows the same admissions requirements as other GCU graduate programs. To view GCU’s general admission requirements and program qualifications, visit the Graduate and Doctoral Online Admissions Requirements online.
Career Opportunities for Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education
Nurse educators practice in a variety of settings. With a post master’s nurse educator certificate, graduates can have the opportunity to pursue an academic career as faculty for a traditional or online nursing college as well as a career as a clinical educator.
Nurse Educator Certificate Program FAQs
If you’re thinking about taking your advanced nursing practice into the education sector, read through our frequently asked question to learn more about a career in nursing education.
1 While all courses are completed online, you will need to attend clinical, practicum and immersion hours in person locally.
2 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers as of May 2021. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may also impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the BLS. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers from across the country with varying levels of education and experience and does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers. It does not reflect earnings of workers in one city or region of the country. It also does not reflect a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. You may also wish to compare median salaries if you are considering more than one career path. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, and accept employment from, determines salary not only based on education, but also individual characteristics and skills and fit to that organization (among other categories) against a pool of candidates.
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