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Explore best practices in evidence-based teaching and learning through this flexible, online Nursing Education Certificate. In this program, you'll combine clinical expertise with nursing education to pursue career opportunities in patient education, nursing education programs and community education.

The Nursing Education Certificate program facilitates learning through evidence-based strategies, focusing on practical nursing application and emerging practices in nursing education. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop curricula, teaching skills and evaluation strategies. Through the certificate courses, you will also learn how to integrate technology in the classroom, clinical and online environments.

With a Nursing Education Certificate, you can broaden your career options and prepare yourself for a role in nursing education.

Program Details

The nine-credit Nursing Education Certificate program consists of three required courses, each 3 semester credit hours. You can complete the certificate in one year or take as individual courses. These graduate-level credit courses are designed to provide an additional professional development opportunity for registered nurses interested or engaged in nurse preceptor, clinical educator or academic nurse educator roles. These courses emphasize:

  • Evidence-based and theory-guided best practices in contemporary teaching and learning across settings and modalities, emphasizing integration of educational technologies
  • The evolving science of nursing education and the scholarship of teaching, including core competencies, roles, and responsibilities of nurse educators
  • Learner assessment and program effectiveness, connecting curriculum design and course development to achievement of desired outcomes and continuous improvement

The optional elective, not required for the Nursing Education Certificate, offers a preceptored practicum immersion with individualized, focused learning designed for relevancy to the specific teaching practice experience, role, setting and goals.​​

Tuition and Fees

Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at the University of Colorado is a high-quality and affordable option for learners of all types. Tuition and fees are based largely on the degree program you enroll in.

The tuition amount assessed is determined based on which University of Colorado campus, school, or college is offering your degree program, as well as if it is at the undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first-time student, a transfer student or an international student.

Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.

Example Courses

NURS 7862 — Best Practices to Enhance Teaching and Learning

NURS 7864 — Evolving Nursing Education Science and Nurse Educator Roles

NURS 7865 — Outcome-Focused Curriculum Design and Program Evaluation

NURS 7863 — Immersion in Nursing Education Practicum