Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education

Individuals who have a master's degree in nursing may be considered for admission to a post-master’s certification program in nursing education. A nurse educator is a registered nurse who has advanced education, including advanced clinical training in a health care specialty. Nurse educators working in academic settings assume roles as part time instructors, full time academic teachers and scholars, and academic administrators such as deans and directors of nursing programs. Nurse Educators  may also work in clinical settings as a Clinical Nurse Educator, Staff Development Officer, or Continuing Education Specialist. Nurse educators are responsible for preparing and mentoring current and future generations of nurses, strengthening the nursing workforce, serving as role models and providing the leadership needed to implement evidence-based practice.

Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education Program of Study (26 semester credit hours)

NURS 5644Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis4
BIOL 5333Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 5663Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 5203Theoretical Bases for Nursing Education3
NURS 5253Curriculum Design and Management in Nursing3
NURS 5294Teaching Practicum in Nursing4
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Measurement and Assessment in Nursing
Educational Communication and Technologies of Education
Evaluation Models for Curriculum Management
Total SCHs26
If a student in one of the certification options is practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse and is currently credentialed by the Texas Board of Nursing as an advanced practice registered nurse, the advanced pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and advanced assessment courses must have been completed no more than 15 years earlier. If not, this coursework will need to be repeated for the new certificate.