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The Nurse Educator Certificate program offers valuable knowledge and practical experience related to teaching in entry-level or graduate nursing education programs. Courses provide an overview of nursing curriculum design, program evaluation, student assessment, instructional methodologies, and professional/ethical/legal issues in nursing/health professions education. This certificate program is targeted to nurses with at least one graduate degree in nursing who may be seeking faculty positions in entry-level or graduate nursing education programs. Admission is also open to students currently enrolled in a graduate nursing program as well as currently enrolled or graduates of other Health Sciences graduate degree programs. The expected time to complete the certificate is three semesters. It is recommended that students begin the course sequence in fall semester.
Prepares the student to teach in either an undergraduate or graduate nursing program
Completion of a semester-long teaching internship at a school of nursing provides application of course content
Emphasis on professional, ethical and legal trends prepares the student to consider and respond to academic issues that arise
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This course is designed to prepare students for the role of educator in higher education environments. Emphasis is on the identification of functions, rights, and responsibilities of nursing faculty in relation to students, colleagues, administrators, the institution, community, and profession.
The enhancement of nursing education through an array of instructional delivery methods based on reports of best practices, research findings, instructional-related theories, and learning-related theories is examined. Emphasis is on identifying ways to blend traditional teaching strategies for classroom and clinical instruction with technology-based instruction utilizing a variety of resources and models. Pre- or corequisite: NURS 734 or permission of instructor.
This course focuses on factors impacting the development of nursing curricula including theory, professional practice trends, education standards, accreditation guidelines and institutional policy/procedure. Components of curricula are evaluated, and strategies for program evaluation are explored.
Students entering the Certificate program in Nurse Educator Certificate should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Complete the University Non-Degree Application
Submit a School of Nursing Supplemental Application Form
Provide Transcript from graduate program (Nursing, PA, MBA or other)
Provide copies of all relevant licenses and certifications
2-page essay describing interest in certificate program and career goals
Provide two letters of recommendation
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
Karen Karlowicz EdD, RN
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With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master's, education specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.