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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Nurse Educator Certificate

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Certificate Title:  Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate

Certificate Name and Number:  Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate – CTNEDG

Department(s)/Unit(s): School of Nursing

Delivery Mode: Online, Hybrid

Terms of Entry: Spring

Enrollment Eligibility: Current degree-seeking students, Non-degree status

Certificate Overview:  The Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate consists of both didactic and practice-based clinical performance courses. The didactic courses present the nursing knowledge, theoretical concepts, models, and research that inform patient care and evidence-based practice. The practice-based course provides opportunities for students to apply knowledge; practice skills; plan, implement and evaluate interventions and programs; and learn the full scope of the role for which they are preparing. The Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate prepares students to be eligible for certification as a National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). Graduates of this track may teach in academic, clinical, or healthcare education settings. The program can be completed in 3 semesters.

Certificate Learning Outcomes: 

Students will be able to:

  • Synthesize knowledge derived from a scientific foundation and evidence-based practice to demonstrate expertise in advanced nursing practice.
  • Analyze health care policies to enhance and improve population health outcomes across diverse clinical practice settings.
  • Demonstrate leadership and interprofessional collaboration for improving clinical prevention and health outcomes.
  • Synthesize and apply quality improvement strategies to promote positive health outcomes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and confidence for entry-level advanced nursing practice.
  • Integrate knowledge and skills related to healthcare informatics in the advanced nursing practice role.

Opportunities upon Completion:  Nurse educators are critical to creating a robust, comprehensive educational experience for new nursing students and for those pursuing graduate studies to expand their professional opportunities. Nurse educators serve as leaders of the learning process, guiding students and producing a nursing workforce prepared to thrive in a diverse, ever-changing healthcare environment. Nurse educators work in both the classroom and the practice setting, where they prepare and mentor current and future generations of nurses. These nursing professionals design, implement, and evaluate academic and continuing education programs for nurses at all levels. Nurse educators prepared at the master’s and doctoral levels teach in a wide array of settings, such as:

  • Colleges/universities
  • Junior/community colleges
  • Nursing/technical schools
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Community health agencies
  • Home care agencies
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Online/distance-based programs and courses

Completion Requirements:

Minimum 15 credit hours. Complete the required courses with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and no grade in an individual course lower than a “C” (2.0). Upon applying for conferral, you must contact the program Associate Director for verification of completion and the awarding of the certificate. For more information on course offerings or other concerns, contact the graduate nursing office.

Required courses are:

  • NRSE 6610 - Curriculum Development in Nursing (3)
  • NRSE 6620 - Teaching Strategies in Nursing (3)
  • NRSE 6630 - Academic Nursing (3)
  • NRSE 6928 - Nursing Educator Practicum (4)
  • NRSE 6934 - Capstone Experience for Nurse Educators (2)

Teaching practicum experiences occur in academic and direct care settings with qualified preceptors for a total of 200 hours.

Culminating Experience:  The Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate students complete NRSE 6934 in which a comprehensive portfolio documenting achievement of specific national standards is developed. In addition to the portfolio completion, the culminating experience for this certificate includes a teaching simulation and a certification predictor exam.

Financial Aid Eligibility Information:

  • Non-degree-seeking students enrolled in this certificate are not eligible for federal financial aid.
  • Current degree-seeking students may use federal financial aid only for 1) coursework fulfilling requirements of their degree, including required elective hours, or 2) coursework toward a second financial aid-eligible program.
  • Students receiving federal financial aid may not take courses for this certificate unless they are also enrolled full-time (9 hours) in their degree program during the same academic term. Financial aid may be used for courses that count toward both degree requirements and the certificate.

Admission Requirements:  In addition to the standard Graduate College admission requirements, potential MSN students must also supply/document the following:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) with currently active license.
  • Completed a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited university.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent on previous graduate course work.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Goal statement reflecting professional/educational background and goals.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Faculty interview.
  • Pre-requisites to admission:
    Students must have completed the following courses or the equivalent with a minimum of a B:
    • NRSE 6210 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
    • NRSE 6221 - Health Appraisal for Nurse Practitioners (3)
    • NRSE 6230 - Advanced Pharmacology (3)

International Students: This certificate program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.

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