What Is the Role of a Nurse Educator?
Nurse educators practice as faculty, staff educators or clinicians. Competencies of the professional practice nurse educator include assessing educational needs, planning programs to meet those needs and evaluating program outcomes in the context of evidence-based practice models to improve patient or population outcomes.
Why Get Your Post Master's Nursing Education Certificate Online1 at GCU?
The Post-MSN nurse educator certificate program at Grand Canyon University 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
Graduates are prepared to educate in an academic or clinical setting.
What You Will Learn
Nurse educator certificate program courses include:
Nursing Education Certificate Requirements
The post master's certificate in nursing education program does not have special admissions requirements. To view GCU’s general admission requirements and program qualifications, visit the Graduate and Doctoral Online Admissions Requirements online.
What Can You Do as a Nurse Educator?
Nurse educators practice in a variety of settings. With a post master’s nurse educator certificate, graduates can 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
1 This program is 100% online (clinical, practicum, immersion hours completed locally.)
2 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers as of May 2020. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 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.
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