Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education
Program Coordinator: Dr. Melissa Duprey
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 a doctoral program. The courses emphasize teaching/learning principles, curriculum and instruction, and evaluation research in higher education.
The 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.
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 (www.worcester.edu/apply)
Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Two letters of recommendation
Copy of current, unencumbered license to practice nursing
|NU-908||Professional Role Development: Philosophical & Curricular Development In Nursing Education||3|
|NU-942||Practicum in Teaching & Learning I||4|
|NU-943||Practicum in Teaching & Learning II||4|
Please note: Students are not able to transfer in courses to complete this certificate.
• Online Application ($50 fee)
• Career Plan Essay
• Two Professional References (Name, Title, Phone and Professional Email)
• Ofﬁcial Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts from each institution where college credit was earned. Minimum gpa 2.75.
Applicants with a gpa between 2.5 and 2.75 would be considered “exception” cases and would go to the Graduate Program Coordinator for consideration/recommendation.
• Applicants must possess an active, unencumbered RN license (Note: applicant must have an active and unencumbered RN license in the state in which the student will complete the practicum hours). Veriﬁed through state website or NURSYS with veriﬁcation scanned to applicant ﬁle.