Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Melissa Duprey
Phone: 508-929-8419


The certificate program responds to the rapidly growing need for professional nurses who have specialty education in teaching methods and curriculum. It is intended for nurses who hold a master’s degree in nursing, hold a doctoral degree, or are matriculated in doctoral program. The courses emphasize teaching/learning principles, curriculum and instruction, and evaluation research in higher education.

This 12-credit Post-Master’s certificate in nursing education provides MS-prepared nurses with the knowledge and skills necessary to function in the role of the nurse educator. Those who complete the certificate and experiential requirements are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for nurse educators.

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in this program should contact the Graduate School at 508-929-8127. The following items are required to apply to the certificate program:

  • Graduate application, including career essay, and fee (

  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Copy of current, unencumbered license to practice nursing

Required Courses

NU-908Professional Role Development: Philosophical & Curricular Development In Nursing Education 13
NU-942Teaching and Learning in the Age of Technology 14
NU-943Practicum in Teaching & Learning 15
Total Credits12

Please note: Students are not able to transfer in courses to complete this certificate.