Post-Master's Certificate in Teaching for Nurses
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Post-Master's Certificate in Teaching for Nurses

As the demand for nursing faculty continues, many nurses are considering an educator role. They may be interested in teaching in a school of nursing, working in staff development, or focusing on the education of a specific patient population.

The Post-Master’s Teaching Certificate in Nursing (PMC) is a 12-credit graduate certificate program designed for nurses who focused on a specialty other than nursing education in previous graduate study and who now have the interest or need for teacher preparation.

Built upon courses within the master's program in nursing curriculum, the certificate is designed to provide students with the in-depth skills and knowledge they need to be competent and confident in nurse educator roles.

Designed by faculty and nurse educator alumni, the program begins with a 1-credit course that orients participants to the “tool kit” for teaching effectiveness, and a second 1-credit course to provide them with an opportunity to observe the educator role. The final course provides mentoring in the educator role in the setting of the student’s choice.

Applications for the program will be considered on a rolling basis. You may begin coursework in either the fall or the spring semester.



Karen Lucas Breda, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of the RN to BSN Program in Nursing
Department of Health Sciences and Nursing