The Certificate in Nursing Education is for registered nurses who already have a MSN. It is for nurses who are interested in developing the knowledge and skill needed to teach nursing. The program is a nine (9) credit program that prepares experienced nurses with knowledge of curriculum development, teaching and evaluation strategies. Courses are offered which enable students to develop course syllabi, prepare for individual class presentations, and utilize evaluative measures. Both classroom and clinical teaching strategies are discussed. Twelve hours (12) per week of clinical experience are required. Students work with an experienced preceptor in the clinical area using the educational model of their choice as a way to experience first hand the role of a faculty member, staff development educator or patient educator. Application for this certificate program is made through the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must meet all School of Graduate Studies and Department of Nursing admission requirements.
Candidates must comply with the Department of Nursing requirements which are current and include health record, CPR as well at CT RN License.
For further information and questions. please contact Dr. Cynthia O'Sullivan at (203) 392-6486.
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