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Nurse Educator

Post Master's Education Certificate Program

For Nursing Master’s and Post-Master’s students
3 graduate courses (includes 1 teaching practicum)
Experienced faculty

  • Orientation and help in use of the Web interface for course students
  • Course work is entirely on the Web and self-paced - "Any time, Any place"
  • Teaching practicum is planned specifically for students in a location convenient for them.
  • Certificate awarded
  • Recorded on permanent transcript
  • Quality education
  • Convenient
PM Web Based Nursing Education Teaching Certificate Brochure

Graduates with 2 years teaching experience qualify for the Certified Nurse EducatorCM Examination

Eligible Applicants Students currently in master’s nursing programs and post-master’s graduates. Faculty wanting to refine their teaching skills are welcome.

Purpose The program will prepare students to begin, or to polish, their teaching skills, primarily for nursing courses in higher education. The content can be generalized to other types of adult or nursing education.

Program Description: The three program courses are web based with a focus on curriculum and evaluation addressing concepts of curriculum design and development, instructional design, faculty and student roles, test and measurement, and curriculum evaluation. The practicum is based on student needs and is planned specifically for students in a location convenient for them. The course work is managed by students off campus, with assistance by faculty through web based options. The 3 courses are:

(September - December)
3 credit hours

Nursing Curriculum and Instruction in Higher Education (N60601). This web-based course focuses on curriculum content and facilitates critical thinking in curriculum planning, design, development, and implementation and evaluation in nursing education. (Prerequisites: MSN graduate, or Completion of N60101; 60001 or 60021 or 60041; or permission).

(January - May)
3 credit hours

Roles and Evaluation for Nursing Curriculums in Higher Education (N60602). This web based course focuses on test and measurement and techniques of evaluation for nursing education. Also addressed are faculty and student roles, and legal and ethical issues. (Prerequisites: N60601)

(September - December)
3 credit hours

Practicum in Nursing Higher Education (N60692). This web based course focuses on curriculum design, implementation, and teaching experience with a nursing master teacher in higher education undergraduate or graduate classes. This course is planned specifically for students in a location convenient for them. (Prerequisites:N60601and N60602)

Tuition (As of Spring, 2011)
Graduate resident: $437/
Non resident graduate: $779/

Program Scheduled for AY 2011-2012

Application Information: Applications for admission to post-master’s study must Complete the KSU Online application Kent State University. MSN graduates will need to complete a "Re-application for Admission" form. Master’s graduates from other schools of nursing must complete an application for graduate study, including official transcripts. Currently enrolled masters’ students should call the College of Nursing for application information.

Completed admission application deadlines are as follows: June 1, 2012 for Fall Semester; Spring 2012 admission is now closed.

To apply and register, contact the:
College of Nursing Graduate Studies
Kent State University
College of Nursing
Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Telephone: or Fax 330-672-2433

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!