The purpose of the Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate Program at Purdue University Northwest is to increase the numbers of nurse educators and to provide nurse educators with a solid educational preparation focused on teaching. Graduates of the program will be prepared to take the National League for Nursing’s Certified Nurse Educator examination. The target audience for this program consists of master’s or doctorally-prepared nurses who are interested in continuing their formal preparation in nursing education.
The admission process for the Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate adheres to Graduate School Admission policies regarding English as a foreign language and parallels that for students seeking a Master’s Degree in Nursing. Specific requirements are:
A minimum of a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution or admission and enrollment in a master’s or doctoral degree program in nursing.
Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 with the possibility of conditional admission for applicants who do not meet this requirement.
Evidence of current registered nurse licensure.
Criminal background check clearance (Information about testing to be obtained through College of Nursing.)
The certificate requires students to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and a maximum of 18 credit hours consisting of the following courses: