Online: Nurse Educator Certificate Program

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.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Nurse Educator Certificate program will:

  1. Demonstrate an inner core of Christian humanistic values that guide professional decisions.
  2. Facilitate learning through a variety of methodologies that are theoretically grounded and evidence based.
  3. Design and evaluate educational offerings based on the needs of diverse learners in academic and clinical environments.
  4. Establish proficiency in outcome development and measurement.
  5. Incorporate best practice evidence in the use of technology and information systems in the learning environment.
  6. Articulate the role of the nursing faculty member in program accreditation and regulation.
  7. Discuss scholarship, teaching, professional development, and service within the context of the faculty role.
  8. Ethically respond to challenges presented in higher education.

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