Help shape the future of nursing
The online Post-Master’s Certificate – Nursing Education program from Worcester State University prepares you with advanced clinical knowledge and proven instructional techniques that empower you to guide nurses and elevate their patient care outcomes. This short certificate program can be completed in just a few months, keeping you highly competitive and quickly paving the way to new education-focused opportunities.
As an online post-graduate student, you will learn from our world-class educators who are experienced in both nursing practice and education. In fact, the faculty and teaching staff in the Dr. Lillian R. Goodman Nursing Department take pride in their longstanding reputation for training top quality nurses and supporting students in and outside of the classroom. Our faculty will instill in you the cornerstones of good teaching and shape you to be a successful nursing educator yourself.
This post-graduate nursing program emphasizes teaching/learning principles, curriculum and instruction, and evaluation research in higher education. It augments your MSN-level experience in nursing care, intervention, and advocacy, and prepares you for evidence-based nursing practice with a growing focus on multidisciplinary care and the nurse’s role as leader and manager of the client’s health care.
Your post-master’s nursing educator certification program includes two practicum courses in which you will have the opportunity to apply your learnings in real-world settings. You will benefit from the guidance of working nurse educators who serve as preceptors as well as from our expert faculty. Plus, you will be able to complete direct patient care hours in your preferred area of specialty.
In this program, you will:
- Lead others in high-quality and safe patient care practices
- Promote a culture of safety, professional accountability, and evidence-based patient care
- Collaborate with teams to improve care outcomes and support policy changes
- Integrate emerging informatics, health care technologies, and related ethical principles in your clinical decision-making processes
- Advocate for policies that improve the health of the public and the profession of nursing
- Analyze health outcomes from an ecological, global, biological, and socio-cultural perspective
- Integrate clinical prevention and population health concepts in the development of culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate nursing education
- Master of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Grade point average of 2.75 or higher
- Active, unencumbered RN license in the state you would like to complete practicum hours
- Two professional references
- Career essay
Official transcripts may be mailed or emailed directly from the granting institution(s) to:
Graduate Admissions Office
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602