The Nurse Educator Certificate Program offers graduates of a Master of Science degree program in nursing an opportunity to engage in scholarly inquiry related to nursing education grounded in caring science. Theory-guided, reflective practice informs curriculum understandings and educational praxis in a variety of settings. Practicum experiences are available in colleges and universities, clinical professional development in acute care and community settings, simulation sites, and other teaching and learning environments to meet the student’s needs.
MSN student giving a presentation on a health topic
Program Location

This program is available to those already holding a MSN, DNP, or PhD or currently enrolled in a MSN program at NDMU. 

Student Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will be able to:

  1. Explore the role of nurse educator through a caring science lens.
  2. Combine clinical expertise with nursing education to pursue career opportunities in academic, clinical, and community settings.
  3. Gain the skills and knowledge required to facilitate learning through curriculum design, teaching, evaluation and advisement.
  4. Complete a mentored practicum experience examining the educator role, utilizing principles of teaching and learning, implementing educational assessment and evaluating strategies.

Required Courses

NUR 502 Technology in Nursing Education:  A Caring Presence (3)
NUR 512 Issues and Trends in Nursing Education (3)
NUR 513C Curriculum Development and Evaluation Grounded in Caring Science (3) 
NUR 605C Teaching in Nursing Education Seminar and Practicum (3)

Total Credits: 12


This 12 credit Post-MSN Certificate in Nursing Education program is available to students already holding a MSN, DNP, or PhD or currently enrolled in a MSN program at NDMU. 

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Small class sizes, cohorts, and personal attention provide a supportive learning environment while practica and study abroad experiences provide opportunities for enacting leadership in administration excellence.