Graduate Certificate Curriculum

Students in the Graduate Certificate Programs complete the theory courses specific to nursing education or nursing informatics.

An optional practicum experience may also be completed to obtain hands-on experience in the field.

Program Details

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Through the program, students gain knowledge and skills in the areas of educational theory, instructional methods, assessment and evaluation of learning and curriculum development.

After successful completion of certificate requirements, students are eligible to take the National League for Nursing certification exam in nursing education, which awards the credential of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).

Semesters: 2.5 fulltime with practicum (15 credit hours)
2 fulltime without practicum (12 credit hours)

 Courses for Nursing Education Certificate

 Course Number

 Course Title

 Credits

 NR-521

 Theoretical Foundations of Teaching and Learning

 3

 NR-522

 Instructional Methods

 3

 NR-523

 Assessment & Evaluation Techniques in Education

 3

 NR-524

 Curriculum Development

 3

 Optional Nursing Education Practicum

 Course Number

 Course Title

 Credits

 NR-620

 Education Practicum

 3

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics

In the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Informatics program, students gain knowledge and skills in the practice of nursing informatics, management of healthcare data and information, and the use of data to inform decisions to improve processes and outcomes in healthcare settings.

After successful completion of certificate requirements, students are eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification exam in nursing informatics.

Semesters: 2.5 fulltime with practicums (15 credit hours)
1.5 fulltime without practicum (9 credit hours)

 Courses for Nursing Informatics Certificate

 Course Number

 Course Title

 Credits

 NR-541

 Practice of Nursing Informatics

 3

 NR-542

 Managing Data & Information

 3

 NR-543

 Information Workflow in Healthcare

 3

 Optional Nursing Informatics Practicums

 Course Number

 Course Title

 Credits

 NR-640

 Informatics Nurse Specialist Practicum I

 3

 NR-641

 Informatics Nurse Specialist Practicum II

 3



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