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Nurse Educator (Graduate Certificate)

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.

Nurse Educator (Graduate Certificate)


Description


What is Nurse Educator Certificate at ODU like?

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.

Program Highlights


What makes Nurse Educator Certificate at ODU unique?

  • 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

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

$77,360

MEDIAN SALARY


Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Health Educators

$59,010

MEDIAN SALARY


Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

$122,890

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Community colleges/universities and health care employers

Courses


What are some courses offered in Nurse Educator Certificate at ODU?

NURS 676:
Professional, Ethical and Legal Concepts of Nursing Education


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.

NURS 720:
Instructional Delivery Methods and Learner Assessment


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.

NURS 730:
Nursing Curricular Design and Program Evaluation


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.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Nurse Educator Certificate at ODU?

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

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 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.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

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Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Advisor


Name:

Karen Karlowicz EdD, RN


Location:

209 VIRGINIA BEACH CENTER 1881 UNIVERSITY DRIVE, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, 23453



Office:

757-683-5262


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation 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.

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