ACADEMICS

  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education

    Worcester State University's Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education program responds to the rapidly growing need for professional nurses who have specialty education in teaching methods and curriculum. It is intended for nurses who hold a master’s degree, a doctoral degree, or are matriculated in a doctoral program. The courses emphasize teaching/learning principles, curriculum and instruction, and evaluation research in higher education. This 12-credit Post-Master’s certificate in nursing education provides MS-prepared nurses with the knowledge and skills necessary to function in the role of the nurse educator. Those who complete the certificate and experiential requirements are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for nurse educators.

    Admissions Requirements
    In addition to the general admission requirements, students interested in this program should contact the Graduate School at 508-929-8127. The following items are required to apply to the certificate program:

    • Graduate application, including career essay, and fee
    • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Copy of current, unencumbered license to practice nursing
    Required Courses
    • NU908 Professional Role Development: Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education (3 credits)*
    • NU942 Teaching and Learning in the Age of Technology (4 credits)*
    • NU943 Practicum in Teaching and Learning (5 credits)*

    Please note: Students are not able to transfer-in courses to complete this certificate.  

    *Indicates that the course is delivered in the blended-learning format.