Nurse Educator Certificate Online

Prepare for an instructional role and help shape the future of nursing by empowering tomorrow’s leaders to deliver optimal care and collaborate across a dynamic healthcare system.

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Program Overview

Explore Northwest’s Nurse Educator Certificate

Tap into your gift for teaching with the Nurse Educator Certificate online program. Admission into this affordable program does not require a master’s degree and prepares you for a rewarding future instructing other nurses or delivering information via patient-related education. You will also refine and further develop your nursing knowledge and skills related to pathophysiology, health assessment and pharmacology across the lifespan.

This innovative and student-centered online program from the School of Health Science and Wellness gives you the ability to design learning experiences by utilizing current education trends, technological integration, theoretical framework and professional standard alignment. You will build an employer-ready portfolio throughout the program, culminating with an experiential capstone project.

In this program, you will focus on effective teaching methods useful in a variety of settings with diverse student needs, develop evidence-based initiatives to enhance healthcare outcomes, learn to formulate innovative curriculum, evaluate principles of prevention and health promotion, and assess nursing theories and concepts.

Our nursing faculty have both academic and industry experience to ensure your education has real-world applications. Plus, you will have regular contact with a faculty mentor and a nurse expert who will both be available to consult about your progress and help maximize your learning.

The Nurse Educator Certificate program prepares you to:

  • Promote patient health through the development and delivery of patient education
  • Design and deliver healthcare-related training and education in a variety of settings
  • Utilize technology effectively in training curriculum design
  • Promote patient health through the development and delivery of patient education
  • Design and deliver healthcare-related training and education in a variety of settings
  • Utilize technology effectively in training curriculum design

Nurse educator career opportunities include:

  • Patient Educator
  • Clinical Educator
  • Program Manager
  • Military Nursing Educator
  • Hospital Educator
  • Patient Educator
  • Clinical Educator
  • Program Manager
  • Military Nursing Educator
  • Hospital Educator

Online healthcare programs also available

Northwest online offers a variety of nursing programs. Check out all of our online healthcare programs.

Total Tuition $5,775*
Program Duration As few as 4-8 months
Credit Hours 15
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Tuition

Details on our affordable tuition

Our Nurse Educator Certificate online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $5,775*
Per Credit Hour $375

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Calendar

Northwest online dates and deadlines

Northwest online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring 23/4/242/19/242/22/242/26/242/28/244/19/24
Summer 14/29/244/15/244/18/244/22/244/24/246/14/24
Summer 26/24/246/7/246/12/246/14/246/18/248/9/24
Fall 18/26/248/12/248/15/248/19/248/21/2410/11/24

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Next Apply Date: 4/15/24
Next Class Start Date: 4/29/24
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Admissions

Here’s how to get started

At Northwest, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Nurse Educator Certificate online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements:

  • BSN degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Nursing license Active and unencumbered

Required Documentation

To apply for the Nurse Educator Certificate program, you must have:

  • An official undergraduate transcript from an accredited nursing program showing you have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in BSN coursework
  • An unencumbered United States issued Registered Nursing license

Official transcript(s) can be emailed to: [email protected]. To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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Admission Requirements:

  • BSN degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Nursing license Active and unencumbered

Courses

Take a look at your nurse educator certificate coursework

For the Nurse Educator Certificate online, the curriculum is comprised of five courses (15 credit hours).

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course builds upon undergraduate nursing education and practice experience to refine and further develop nursing knowledge and skills related to pathophysiology, health assessment, and pharmacology across the lifespan. The focus is on advanced knowledge and skills needed by nurse educators in both direct- and indirect-care roles. In this course students integrate concepts of pathophysiological processes, physical assessment and diagnostic findings, and pharmacologic management. Includes an experiential learning experience.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The nursing profession is ever evolving; therefore, nurse educators must formulate curriculum that integrates innovation and evidence-based practice findings (Billings & Halstead, 2020). This course will focus on the role of the nurse educator in curriculum development and explore the influence of current education trends, technological integration, theoretical framework, and professional standard alignment. Includes an experiential learning experience.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching in nursing education is a complex undertaking that utilizes evidence-based practice findings to enhance innovative teaching and learning strategies (Billings & Halstead, 2020). This course will focus on effective teaching and learning methods used in a variety of teaching settings with diverse student needs. Theoretical frameworks of teaching and learning will be discussed. Includes an experiential learning experience.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A nurse educator should be prepared to use evidence-based assessment and evaluation methods to measure student learning, and to identify quality improvement efforts across the nursing program. This course will focus on the application of assessment and evaluation methods for outcome measurement in nursing education. Includes an experiential learning experience.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Nurse educators are required to utilize the NLN core competencies to understand how to effectively teach and practice within healthcare and higher education organizations (Halstead, 2019). In this course, students will participate in an experiential learning experience with a nurse educator. The student will apply complex knowledge and skills to address the developing needs of the nurse educator role. The student will design an evidence-based, data supported master’s project focused on the NLN core competencies of the nurse educator. (45 contact hours). Includes an experiential learning experience.

High-Demand Field

According to BLS, projected job growth for health educators and community health workers is at least 13% over the next 10 years in Missouri and the contiguous states.

Highly Qualified Faculty

100% of classes taught by professionals, not graduate assistants

*Tuition and fees are based on current rates. Textbooks and laptops are not included with tuition.

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