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Online Classes: Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education

Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education

Program Overview

Mercy College of Ohio offers a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education, consisting of four specialty courses in nursing education (12 credit hours) that will prepare Master’s educated nurses to teach in higher education or in a healthcare system, and progress toward meeting the eligibility requirements of the National League for Nursing (NLN) organization, to take the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination

Preparation for a role in nursing education allows nurses to highlight their clinical expertise while they develop their skills in teaching. “Educators must be flexible enough to adapt curriculum and teaching methods in response to innovations in nursing science and ongoing changes in the practice environment. Individuals pursuing full-time faculty roles should have additional preparation in the art and science of teaching (i.e., pedagogy, curriculum development, student assessment) to better convey their clinical mastery to nursing students”

Source American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Sample program of study for Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education.

Curriculum effective Fall 2019. For students enrolled prior to Fall 2019, please reference the Mercy College catalog.

Admission Requirements

A student seeking admission to the MSN Post-Graduate Certificate must meet the following criteria:

  • Submit a completed graduate certificate application with required documents and fee.
  • Possess a degree in nursing at the master’s level or higher from a regionally accredited institution and a professionally accredited (ACEN or CCNE) program.
  • Submit official transcripts from higher education institution(s) where the master’s in nursing degree was earned and any subsequent coursework thereafter.
  • Possess a minimum overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 scale on graduate coursework.
  • Proof of an active unencumbered RN license.