Nurse Educator – Post Graduate Certificate online

Gain a deeper understanding of key concepts in nursing education that will enhance your career as a qualified nurse educator.

Apply by 12/26/22
Start Class 1/9/23

Program Overview

7,905* In-State Tuition
As few as 5 months Program Duration
15 Credit Hours
$6,300* In-State Tuition
As few as 8 months Program Duration
15 Credit Hours

Help shape the future of nursing by completing the Nurse Educator – Post Graduate Certificate online program. Gain the expertise and experience to create a learning environment that will promote the development of core competencies in nursing education.

Designed for those with an MSN, courses for this online post master's certificate will cover a variety of topics related to nursing education, including curriculum development, instructional methods, and basic principles and strategies for evaluation. The online certificate program will prepare you to work as an educator in academic and clinical settings.

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In this accredited Nurse Educator – Post Graduate Certificate program, you will:

  • Engage in nurse curriculum development, design and implementation
  • Explore the development of frameworks and learning strategies to achieve desired outcomes and competencies in nursing education
  • Expand your understanding of the methods, frameworks, principles and strategies for nursing education evaluation
  • Explore the field experience and the real-world application of concepts, theories and strategies in the work setting
  • Engage in nurse curriculum development, design and implementation
  • Explore the development of frameworks and learning strategies to achieve desired outcomes and competencies in nursing education
  • Expand your understanding of the methods, frameworks, principles and strategies for nursing education evaluation
  • Explore the field experience and the real-world application of concepts, theories and strategies in the work setting
  • Engage in nurse curriculum development, design and implementation
  • Explore the development of frameworks and learning strategies to achieve desired outcomes and competencies in nursing education
  • Expand your understanding of the methods, frameworks, principles and strategies for nursing education evaluation
  • Explore the field experience and the real-world application of concepts, theories and strategies in the work setting

In this accredited Nurse Educator – Post Graduate Certificate program, you will:

  • Engage in nurse curriculum development, design and implementation
  • Explore the development of frameworks and learning strategies to achieve desired outcomes and competencies in nursing education
  • Expand your understanding of the methods, frameworks, principles and strategies for nursing education evaluation
  • Explore the field experience and the real-world application of concepts, theories and strategies in the work setting
  • Engage in nurse curriculum development, design and implementation
  • Explore the development of frameworks and learning strategies to achieve desired outcomes and competencies in nursing education
  • Expand your understanding of the methods, frameworks, principles and strategies for nursing education evaluation
  • Explore the field experience and the real-world application of concepts, theories and strategies in the work setting

Nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council

Graduate this Nurse Educator – Post Graduate Certificate online program prepared to work in a variety of roles, including:

  • Nursing Faculty (or Adjunct Instructor)
  • Clinical Educator
  • Hospital Educator
  • Program Manager
  • Patient Educator

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Tuition

YSU is committed to providing an outstanding education that is also affordable. Tuition is structured to give our in-state and out-of-state students the best value and flexibility.

Tuition breakdown:

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$420* Per Credit Hour
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$6,300* Per Program

*In-state tuition.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
In-State Out-of-State In-State Out-of-State In-State Out-of-State
Nurse Educator – Post Graduate Certificate $420 $425 $1,260 $1,275 $6,300 $6,375

Additional Fees

Application: $45 (waived if you are an active/veteran military member)

Technology: $12 per course

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). YSU's Federal School Code is 003145.

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

One University Plaza
Meshel Hall, 203
Youngstown, OH 44555

Phone: 330-941-3505
Fax: 330.941.1659
Email: [email protected]

Calendar

At YSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

Next Start & Application Due Dates:

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12/26/22 Next Application Deadline
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1/9/23 Start Classes
First StartsProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring 11/9/2312/26/221/2/231/4/231/6/232/26/23
Spring 23/13/232/27/233/10/233/8/233/3/234/29/23

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Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online certificate from Youngstown State University. Find out the admission requirements for the Nurse Educator – Post Graduate Certificate, what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Review the Program Map to determine eligibility of this program in your state.

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1,000 clinical hours

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Teaching License IconValid RN licensein the state you will complete practicum hours
1,000 clinical hoursof practice as a registered nurse
  • Complete graduate admissions application and pay $45 non-refundable application fee
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited program
  • Regular admission requires a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and verification of recent work experience within the past three years
  • 1,000 clinical hours of practice as a Registered Nurse within the last three years prior to registering for the first specialty course (NURS 7018, 7019, 7020, 7021)
  • If GPA is 2.7 – 2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) - 2,000 clinical hours of practice as a Registered Nurse within the last three years prior to registering for the first specialty course (NURS 7018, 7019, 7020, 7021)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Verification of a current, unencumbered RN license and expiration date in the state in which the student is licensed and practices and will be completing practicum hours

Clinical Hours and Experience

Applicants will complete a Supplemental Employment Verification form as part of the application process. This is used to verify clinical hours and experience.

  • Current BLS certification, immunizations, drug screen and criminal background checks are maintained while in the program annually
  • The YSU online nursing programs must meet the standards of the state(s) in which authority is approved to provide education and may only admit students from those states. Online nursing students must complete the program in the state of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, or Michigan.

Official Transcripts

Official Transcripts must come directly from the institution. These can be sent electronically via email [email protected] or mailed to the following address:

Youngstown State University
College of Graduate Studies
Coffelt Hall
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555

Transcripts issued directly to a student by an institution can only be accepted if they are in a sealed envelope from the college or university.

Courses

To complete the Nurse Educator – Post Graduate Certificate online program, you must complete 15 credit hours of core courses.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focus on nursing curriculum development, design, and implementation. Foundations of nursing curriculum, curriculum designs, and development of frameworks and learning strategies to achieve outcomes, and competencies in nursing education.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theoretical foundations and analysis of teaching strategies in academic and clinical settings promoting critical thinking, clinical judgment, assessment techniques, and learning outcomes in a variety of nursing education and healthcare settings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Methods, frameworks, basic principles, and strategies for nursing educational evaluation, including assessment, designs, curriculum and program evaluation tools, agency accreditation processes, and measurement tools of scoring and grading.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of concepts, theories and research related to the nurse educator advanced practice role development including teaching, learning, technology, evaluation strategies, leadership, marketing skills, and nursing education practice in academic and health care delivery settings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Field experience and application of concepts, theories, research findings, teaching strategies, learning, technology, evaluation strategies, leadership, and marketing skills from nursing education courses in a variety of nursing education and healthcare settings. This practicum will consist of 50 hours.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Field experience and application of concepts, theories, research findings, teaching strategies, learning, technology, evaluation strategies, leadership, and marketing skills from nursing education courses in a variety of nursing education and healthcare settings. This practicum will consist of 100 hours.

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