The Post-MSN Nursing Educator Certificate program concentrates on developing increased knowledge and skills in a specific area of content for nurses who educate professional nurses in a variety of settings, including classrooms, clinics, simulation sites, laboratories and other learning environments.
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 512 - Trends in Nursing Education and Policy (3)
NUR 513C - Nursing Curriculum Development and Evaluation Grounded in Caring (3)
NUR 605C - Teaching in Nursing Education Seminar and Practicum (3)
NUR 502 - Technology in Nursing Education:  (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.