Individuals who have a master's degree in nursing may be considered for admission to a Post-master's Certificate in Nursing Education. A nurse educator certificate prepares a registered nurse with advanced education, including advanced clinical training in a health care specialty. Nurse educators work in academic settings, for clinical institutions, and in the community. Nurse educators may work as a member of an academic faculty, 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.
Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."
- Think analytically and use analytical tools to make decisions.
- Work well within a diverse organization.
- Identify problems and determine the best solutions.
All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.
This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
27 semester credit hours (SCH).
These courses are considered prerequisites to a Post-Master's Certificate. If a student 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 pharmacology course must have been completed no more than six years earlier (must be current within six years of anticipated certificate completion). If not, this coursework will need to be repeated for the new certificate.
|BIOL 5333||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 5663||Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 5643||Advanced Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 5213||Educational Theory, Communication, and Learning Technologies||3|
|NURS 5063||Design, Management, and Evaluation of Curriculum in Nursing||3|
|NURS 5112||Current Trends in Nursing Education||2|
|NURS 5114||Measurement and Assessment in Nursing||4|
|NURS 5132||Nurse Educator Specialization||2|
|NURS 5142||Nurse Educator Specialization Practicum||2|
|NURS 5101||Nurse Educator Role Synthesis||1|
|NURS 5043||Nurse Educator Role Synthesis Practicum||3|
|NURS 5152||Scholarship of Nursing Education: Integration and Application||2|