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Nurse Educator, Post-Graduate Certificate

Learn Skills to Educate Diverse Learners in Academic and Healthcare Settings
  • 3-4

    Can be completed in three or four semesters

  • 12

    Credit hours

Program Overview
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Learn To

Analyze the role, competencies, and responsibilities of the nurse educator across a variety of academic and health care settings.

Design health care-centered curricula and programs based on assessment evidence and grounded in educational theory and evidence-based practices for the identified learner and health care content.

Develop learner-centered, innovative curricula using evidence-based practices for teaching and learning and technology to accommodate diverse learners.

Facilitate learning of diverse adult learners using various evidence-based practices specific to the learning environment.

Develop an evidence-based assessment/evaluation plan aligned with the learning objectives and educational outcomes to determine effectiveness of the education.

Formulate a continuous/quality improvement plan grounded in evaluation data with consideration of health care trends, societal needs, and creativity/innovation.

Integrate the role of interprofessional collaborative partners in the curriculum process to ensure optimal outcomes of diverse populations.

Create a professional development plan for life-long learning and continued socialization in the nurse educator role.

Graduates of this program may become a:

Be responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating, and revising educational programs for nurses. (Source)

Possess strong leadership and communication skills and have outstanding theoretical and clinical knowledge. (Source)

Additional information:

Support working registered nurses through experiential learning. (Source)

Support the development of new staff to help alleviate staff turnover. (Source)

Assess learning needs, competencies, strengths, and opportunities to improve the critical thinking, interpersonal, and technical skills of working nurses. (Source)

Help nurses engaged in lifelong learning to develop and maintain their competencies, advance their professional nursing practice, and facilitate their achievement of academic and practice career goals. (Source)