Nursing Education (Graduate Certificate)

This Graduate Certificate Program in Nursing Education is designed to prepare nurses for teaching positions in educational and service settings. The certificate provides nurses with essential knowledge and skills in teaching, program development, evaluation, clinical instruction, and other aspects of the educational process in nursing. Courses focus on concepts of learning; teaching methods and concepts of teaching in nursing; multimedia and computer-assisted instruction and distance education; development of educational programs in nursing; evaluation; testing; and clinical teaching from a theoretical and research perspective. The program provides learners with a theoretical framework for teaching in nursing and related competencies.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and the availability of College of Nursing resources. Students must also meet the following criteria for admission:

  1. completion of a Master's degree in Nursing or concurrent enrollment in the Master's program in the College of Nursing at Wayne State University. (If the student is currently enrolled in the M.S.N. program, the certificate will not be awarded until the M.S.N. is posted to the transcript),
  2. current Michigan Registered Nurse licensure,
  3. a statement of purpose for seeking the Nursing Education certificate, and
  4. three letters of reference.
 

This Certificate requires twelve credits which must be earned within three years with no transfer credit accepted. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Nursing and the Graduate School governing graduate scholarship and degrees. 

Required Courses

Graduate-level Nursing or Education course approved by advisor (may be applied toward Master's degree if WSU student)3
NUR 7710Theoretical Perspectives of Teaching in Nursing3
NUR 7720Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education3
NUR 7730Practice Teaching in Nursing3
Total Credits12