Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) Program

The Certificate in Nursing Education is for registered nurses who already have a MSN degree and an active nursing license. The program is designed for nurses who are interested in developing the knowledge and skill needed to teach nursing in clinical and/or classroom settings. The program is a nine (9) credit program that prepares experienced nurses with knowledge of curriculum development, classroom and clinical teaching, and evaluation strategies. Courses are offered which enable students to develop course syllabi, prepare for individual class presentations, and utilize evaluative measures in clinical and classroom environments. 220 clinical hours with an academic or clinical nurse educator are required to complete the program. Application for this certificate program is made through the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must meet all School of Graduate Studies and School of Nursing admission requirements.

Candidates must comply with the School of Nursing requirements include health record, CPR certification, as well as an active Connecticut RN License.

Post-Master’s Certificat (PMC) Program Course Requirements

  • NUR 520 – Curriculum Development (3 credits)
  • NUR 537 – Role of the Nurse Educator (6 credits including 220 clinical hours)

Strongly Recommended Course for post-master’s candidates who are not currently practicing as a Nurse Practitioner:

  • NUR 523 – Advanced Clinical Practice (6 credits including 180 clinical hours)

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