Nurse Educator Certificate
The Nurse Educator Certificate is a 12-credit online certificate that provides nurses with the basic tools necessary to teach nursing and/or nurses in an academic or clinical setting. The Certificate can be completed in two semesters. The completing of the nurse educator certificate indicates you have successfully passed the coursework and earned the associated credits. Completion of the certificate does not result in certification as a nurse educator.
Something to Consider
National nursing organizations, such as the National League of Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, have gone on record stating that nurses planning a career in education should enroll in programs that provide discipline-specific pedagogy.
Why earn a graduate certificate?
Being a life-long learner is a vital component of the professional role of a registered nurse. However, because of personal demands it's not always the right time to pursue a graduate degree. Another viable option is to complete a graduate certificate. Completing a graduate certificate allows professional nurses to increase expertise in a way that is often a lower cost and lower time commitment than a formal degree.
In addition to its immediate benefits, a graduate certificate can also be a stepping stone into a Master's degree. Individual who complete the professional nurse educator certificate can easily transfer their credits into the Master of Science in Nursing program. The benefit of doing so allows for the familiarity with the instructors and general material that make for an exceptionally smooth graduate education experience.
The RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP programs at Chatham University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 463-6930.