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Nursing Education

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

9

Total Credits

$7,355

Tuition

1 year

Minimum Duration


Program Details

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Nursing program is designed to prepare graduate and post-graduate nurses with nurse educator competencies in preparation for teaching in clinical and academic settings. Students will develop skills in facilitating learning, curriculum development, educational technology, and assessment and evaluation strategies. The program includes a total of 90 hours of student teaching under the direct supervision of a College of Nursing preceptor. Graduates meet the requirements to sit for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academic Nurse Educator certification exams. The Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Nursing is available only online. 

 

Program Outcomes

The program is built around experiences in and demonstration of learning in 5 competency areas. The final e-portfolio needs to address each broad competency, providing evidence of specific activities that fulfill each area, and incorporating a reflection that demonstrates your understanding of that area and ways in which you will integrate it into your future teaching and professional development.

A Top-Ranked Education

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 


Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Michigan State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone (202) 887-6791. Fax (202) 887-8476. The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA), requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree.

The graduate-level Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Council on Accreditation of Nurse, Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 655-1160. https://coacrna.org The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for Fall, 2023.

Kathy Poindexter headshot

Dr. Kathleen Poindexter PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Faculty Development

Course Information

 

Core

NUR 861 - Curriculum Design in Nursing Education (3 Credits)
NUR 866 - Academic and Clinical Teaching Internship (3 Credits)
NUR 868 - Topics in Nursing Education (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • Completed a bachelor’s in nursing degree from an accredited program with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Education in Nursing an applicant must: Be enrolled in an MSU College of Nursing graduate program
  • A license/certificate required
    Hold an unrestricted R.N. license in the applicant’s state or country. Complete an admission interview.
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vita
  • Taken the TOEFL (Only required if English is not your native language)
  • 3 Letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools
     

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the university application for the certificate program.
  • Complete a test of English language proficiency if English is not the first language with a minimum average score of 550 with no subscore below 52 (paper version) or 79 with no subscore below 17 (internet based test). Equivalent scores on the MSU English Language Center Test may be submitted. If using the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the minimum average score must be 6.5.

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,355
$9,425

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Details

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Nursing program is designed to prepare graduate and post-graduate nurses with nurse educator competencies in preparation for teaching in clinical and academic settings. Students will develop skills in facilitating learning, curriculum development, educational technology, and assessment and evaluation strategies. The program includes a total of 90 hours of student teaching under the direct supervision of a College of Nursing preceptor. Graduates meet the requirements to sit for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Academic Nurse Educator certification exams. The Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Nursing is available only online. 

 

Program Outcomes

The program is built around experiences in and demonstration of learning in 5 competency areas. The final e-portfolio needs to address each broad competency, providing evidence of specific activities that fulfill each area, and incorporating a reflection that demonstrates your understanding of that area and ways in which you will integrate it into your future teaching and professional development.

A Top-Ranked Education

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 


Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Michigan State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone (202) 887-6791. Fax (202) 887-8476. The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA), requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree.

The graduate-level Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Council on Accreditation of Nurse, Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, (847) 655-1160. https://coacrna.org The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for Fall, 2023.

Kathy Poindexter headshot

Dr. Kathleen Poindexter PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Faculty Development

Course Information

 

Core

NUR 861 - Curriculum Design in Nursing Education (3 Credits)
NUR 866 - Academic and Clinical Teaching Internship (3 Credits)
NUR 868 - Topics in Nursing Education (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • Completed a bachelor’s in nursing degree from an accredited program with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Education in Nursing an applicant must: Be enrolled in an MSU College of Nursing graduate program
  • A license/certificate required
    Hold an unrestricted R.N. license in the applicant’s state or country. Complete an admission interview.
  • Résumé/Curriculum Vita
  • Taken the TOEFL (Only required if English is not your native language)
  • 3 Letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools
     

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the university application for the certificate program.
  • Complete a test of English language proficiency if English is not the first language with a minimum average score of 550 with no subscore below 52 (paper version) or 79 with no subscore below 17 (internet based test). Equivalent scores on the MSU English Language Center Test may be submitted. If using the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the minimum average score must be 6.5.

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,355
$9,425

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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