Nursing Education Certificate Program

Post Masters Nurse Educator (NE) Certificate Program

The Byers School of Nursing Certificate Program in Nursing Education is designed for nurses who wish to gain knowledge, skills and expertise related to teaching in nursing. The five course program consists of courses within the Masters of Nursing Education track and an elective from the Division of Education.

Program Outcomes

  1. Utilize nursing and education research to create teaching strategies designed to support nursing education in a dynamic learning environment.
  2. Exhibit leadership skills as a significant figure in the interdisciplinary health care team for the improvement of nursing education.
  3. Analyze legal, ethical, and regulatory issues impacting health care delivery systems and education systems for the improvement of nursing education.
  4. Engage in scholarship activities within the nurse educator role.

Global Experiences

While enrolled in the program, students may participate in the Byers School of Nursing’s global experience(s). The student is advised to seek more information on global experiences from the Graduate Program Director or the Office of Global Learning.

Certificate Academic Guidelines

Admission Policy

Participants enrolled in the Nursing Education Certificate program must comply with the Byers School of Nursing Graduate admission requirements.

Program Delivery

The Nursing Education Certificate program is offered using a distance learning methodology*.

Academic advising

Upon admission to the Nurse Educator program, the student is assigned to a graduate faculty member who will work with the student to develop a curriculum plan. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors prior to registration each semester to confirm their program plan.

Registration Procedures

New students are given instructions on how to register with their acceptance letter. Before or during the first half of the first semester, students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisors to map out a curriculum plan. For the remainder of the program students are responsible for registering for their own classes. The process is as follows:

  • Graduate students may register on-line via the Walsh University Cavalier Center  ( To register online, the student must obtain an alternate PIN from their assigned academic advisor and resolve any holds that may prevent registration.
  • Obtain a form from the website ( . Click on “Academics” and scroll down to the “Office of the Registrar” link. Scroll down to the link “forms” and then on “Graduate Registration Form”. Download a copy and fax (330) 490-7372, mail or present the completed form to the Registrar’s Office (located in Farrell Hall).

*Online refers to the definition from the Higher Learning Commission: Distance-delivered courses are those in which all or the vast majority (typically 75% or more) of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence, or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other.

Certificate Requirements

To receive the Certificate in Family Nursing Practitioner, a student will complete the following curriculum: 

NURS 630Assess,Meas&Eval in Acad.Edu3
NURS 631Curr Devel&Eval in Acad Nur Ed3
NURS 632Teach Strateg in Nursing Educ3
Select one of the following: (3 Credit Courses)3
Learning & Design Technologies
Information and Communications
App Instruc Des and Developmen
Design,Develop/Deliv of elearn
Total Clinical Hours (350)
Total Hours 12