Help shape the future of nursing.
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 or 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 M.S.-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.
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
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Copy of current, unencumbered license to practice nursing
- NU-908 Professional Role Development: Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education (3 credits)*
- NU-942 Teaching and Learning in the Age of Technology (4 credits)*
- NU-943 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.