Nurse Educator
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This 13-credit hour certificate will serve as a non-degree seeking option for nurses who already have an MSN, DNP or PhD in Nursing. This post-master’s certificate in nursing education will allow nurses to obtain the additional formal preparation necessary to be successful in the nurse educator role. It contains courses that cover the range of activities essential to the nurse educator role. The graduates will be eligible to educate student nurses, patients, families, staff nurses and other direct patient care providers.

Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) examination, through the National League for Nursing. The academic nurse educator certification was created to establish nursing education as a specialty area of practice and create a means for faculty to demonstrate their expertise in this role.



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  • Total tuition = $4,862*
    *Cost per credit hour and total tuition is based on 2022-2023 academic year tuition rates and assuming all coursework is completed online in the 2022-2023 academic year. Cost per credit hour and total tuition will vary if studies span over one or more academic year.

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Nursing Education Courses: Total 13 credit hours; which meet eligibility for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) examination

  • NURS 855/854 Teaching Strategies & Practicum: 3 credit hours
  • NURS 850 Curriculum Development: 3 credit hours
  • NURS 853 Testing, Evaluation and Assessment for Nurse Educators: 2 credit hours
  • NURS 856 Education Practicum: 2 Credit hours
  • NURS 715 Leadership in Nurse Educators: 3 credit hours

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About School of Nursing

Welcome to the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing! The Bradley School of Nursing has been educating today’s nursing professionals for nearly 50 years. Our faculty are among the most accomplished in the Midwest. Students can select programs such as the BSN (Pre-licensure), RN to BSN, MSN (Education Emphasis), MSN to DNP, and the BSN to DNP.

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