Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education Certificate Program
By completing the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education Certificate Program, you will be academically prepared to take a national certification examination for Nurse Educators.
The purpose of the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education Certificate Program is to allow students to meet the North Carolina Board of Nursing requirement for nurse educators teaching in pre-licensure programs.
In order to enroll students from a variety of backgrounds with the greatest potential for successfully completing the certificate, the following criteria for acceptance will be used:
- A Baccalaureate Degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a nationally-accredited program. (RN Applicants with a Baccalaureate degree in another field may be accepted but must meet additional requirements for graduation: an undergraduate general statistics course, a nursing health assessment course, and a community health course or nursing leadership/management course).
- Current unrestricted licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse.
- GPA of 2.70 on all undergraduate work.
- Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). The GRE is required for the MSN/MBA Program.
- Transcripts from all previous college studies.
- Three letters of reference.
- Proof of satisfactory criminal background check with a residence verification statement.
- Immunizations are required by the university.
Students will receive academic credit for courses taken with a grade of B or better, which may be applied toward their MSN Degree.
NURS 600: Nurse Educator (3 hrs.)
NURS 601: Curriculum Theory and Application (3 hrs.)
NURS 602: Instructional and Evaluation Strategies (3 hrs.)
NURS 616: Advanced Nursing Specialty Practicum (1 hr.)