Post-MSN Certificate

Nurse Educator Concentration


Concentration Overview

Goldfarb offers a post-master's certificate in Nurse Educator for master's-prepared nurses who would like to begin or improve their teaching careers. The program prepares students to expand upon roles in a variety of settings by integrating prior learning with advanced discipline-specific coursework and clinical experiences. Students become skilled educators with competencies in patient education, staff development and academic education.

Concentration Highlights

Our Nurse Educator Concentration program has many benefits for students, no matter where you are in the country.

Convenient Online Classes

There’s no need to travel to campus to complete your studies. All of your courses and communication will be online and even orientation can happen virtually.

Full or Part-Time Schedule

Advance your career while you’re still working. Part-time studies could be completed in 12 months.

Personalized Practicum Experience

The final term includes active teaching and learning experiences in both the academic and clinical nursing areas. You’ll have the support and guidance of a mentor who is a master’s (or higher) prepared nurse educator in a pre-licensure nursing program.

Diverse Career Potential

Share your knowledge by teaching students in an academic setting, as well as working with patients and practicing nurses in clinical settings like hospitals and community healthcare agencies.

Prepare for Excellence

The post-MSN Nurse Educator certificate program will still accept students until the end of Fall 2021 with a final start in Spring 2022.

Students who complete the certificate are eligible to sit for National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. The Nurse Educator role is recognized by NLN as a specialty area of practice.

Sample Course Sequence

NOTE: Courses and sequencing are subject to change.

Didactic 1 credit hour = 15 contact hours                                

Clinical 1 credit hour* = 60 clinical contact hours

Total contact hours =405

Course Credit Hours Didactic Contact Hours Clinical Contact Hours
NURS 5549 Trends, Issues and Roles in Practice Education 3 45 -
NURS 5550 Practicum I: Curriculum Development and Evaluation * 3 30 60
NURS 5520 Practicum II: Teaching Strategies and Learning Assessment * 3 30 60
NURS 5530 Practicum III: Instructional Technology in Education * 3 30 60
NURS 5551 Practicum IV: Teaching in Clinical * 3 30 60
TOTAL 15 165 240

Admission Requirements

The following items are required when applying to the post master's certificate for Nurse Educator program:

  • MSN from a regionally accredited institution of higher education

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended

  • Cumulative GPA from graduate work 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale

  • Unencumbered/unrestricted RN License to practice in Missouri

  • Two Professional references from individuals who can address academic skills including oral and written communication skills and clinical competence

  • Current CV or Resume

  • A personal statement of personal attributes and experiences that will help you be successful in this program

The Admissions Department may provide a 10-year forgiveness for cumulative GPA calculation.  The student should submit a petition for forgiveness of prior grades to the Admissions Department.


Costs and Financial Aid

Financial Aid

We want you to be successful as you embark on the Post-Degree Certificate for Nurse Educator program. Take a look at what financial assistance options are available to you.

Tuition Costs

Earning your Post-MSN Certificate is a significant investment, and one of the most important ones you will make. Take a look at expenses or download our program cost flyer.

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