Nurses who hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing can apply to the Nurse Educator Certificate program. DeSales can help you become an effective academic and clinical nursing teacher in three online courses:
- NU 551: Principles of Teaching and Learning (4 credits)
- NU 552: Teaching Methods and Media (4 credits)
- NU 553: Curriculum Design and Evaluation (4 credits)
Classes are offered in a 100% online format using a specialized learning management system.
The virtual learning environment assumes that the adult learner is an internally-motivated, active participant in the learning process who will embrace a vibrant academic experience that allows for a degree of self-direction and internal monitoring.
Courses are designed using a variety of multimedia and technology applications that role model effective online teaching strategies. Students may take a course or two for personal development. However, applicants must comply with all admission criteria and processes as other DeSales MSN certificate programs.
Graduates of the Nurse Educator Certificate program will:
- Demonstrate an inner core of Christian humanistic values that guide professional decisions.
- Facilitate learning through a variety of methodologies that are theoretically grounded and evidence based.
- Design and evaluate educational offerings based on the needs of diverse learners in academic and clinical environments.
- Establish proficiency in outcome development and measurement.
- Incorporate best practice evidence in the use of technology and information systems in the learning environment.
- Articulate the role of the nursing faculty member in program accreditation and regulation.
- Discuss scholarship, teaching, professional development, and service within the context of the faculty role.
- Ethically respond to challenges presented in higher education.