General Catalog

Post Master’s Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator

12 Semester Credits / 4 Courses / 1 Course Every Session

Delivery Mode: Online

This graduate certificate is designed for nurses who want to learn how to design curriculum and courses using the latest technology to teach in nursing education. Applicants with one advanced nursing degree, i.e., Master’s or doctoral, are eligible for this Post Master’s Certificate option. Students will learn how to design teaching plans, implement evidence based teaching strategies, design and evaluate curriculum in online, hybrid, academic and other settings.

This 12 credit certificate option consisting of four courses may be taken for academic credit. These courses may be reviewed for transfer into the MSN in Nurse Educator program at USU.

Optional: MSN578 Teaching Residency for Nurse Educators

The 100 hours of clinical practice time may be added as an optional course to augment certificate courses. Students will have the opportunity to work with a university approved teaching mentor in one’s area of choice, acute care, community-based settings, academic settings, etc. Residents of Tennessee will need to complete the teaching practicum in a clinical specialty area.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Requirements

MSN574Curriculum Development and Teaching Strategies


MSN575Online Teaching and Strategies in Nursing


MSN576Educational and Instructional Technology


MSN577Test Construction, Assessment and Evaluation of Learning Outcomes



MSN578Teaching Residency for Nurse Educators