Nursing Education Certificate

Nursing Education Certificate

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Nursing Education Certificate

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WESTCHESTER CAMPUS

Nursing Education Certificate

The Nursing Education Certificate is offered online, and prepares registered nurses to work in education roles in colleges and universities and is designed to develop nurses as teachers, leaders, and role models. The certificate requires the completion of nine credits of coursework specific to the nurse educator role. These courses align with the NLN Core Competencies for Academic Nurse Educators, providing foundational knowledge needed for those pursuing faculty positions.

The Nursing Education Certificate prepares nurses to:

  1. Demonstrate Nurse Educator Core Competencies described by the National League for Nursing (NLN) for the nurse educator.
  2. Integrate evidence-based principles of teaching and learning into the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of nursing education programs.
  3. Integrate and synthesize theoretical knowledge and apply ethical principles in the implementation of the nurse educator role.

The Certificate is available to:

  1. Nurses who already hold a graduate degree in nursing as a nurse practitioner and who have completed the 3 P’s as part of their graduate education (3 Ps refers to the advanced pathophysiology, advanced assessment, and advanced  pharmacology). 
  2. Students in Pace University’s Nurse Practitioner programs and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. These students may elect to complete the Nursing Education certificate in addition to the requirements of their programs.
  3. Students in Pace University’s PhD in Nursing program* who are master’s prepared nurse practitioners and who have completed the 3 P’s as part of their graduate education.


Students who complete the certificate and have a master's or doctoral degree in nursing may qualify to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certification for Nurse Educator’s exam. Please refer to the NLN CNE website for additional information.  * PhD student, who are not NPs may elect to complete the Nursing Education courses to fulfill elective requirements, however they are not eligible to receive the certificate.  Completion of the 9 elective credits in education contribute to NLN CNE examination eligibility.

Non-Certificate Option is available to:

  1. Nurses who hold a graduate degree in nursing but are not nurse practitioners.
  2. The three nursing education course may be taken as elective courses to advance the knowledge and skills of nurses interested in faculty positions.

Nursing Education Certificate courses:

The certificate program requires the completion of nine credits, which include the following:

  1. NURS 754: Teaching and Learning in Academic Settings
    This course explores the nursing leadership role in teaching and learning in the academic setting.  It studies the historical development of nursing’s role in teaching and learning, its integration into curriculum, the use of technology, and the evaluation of learning outcomes. This course also focuses on topics related to teaching and learning including cultural competence, teaching/learning philosophy and theory, and evidence-based data related to teaching and learning. It explores the meaning of the faculty role on a tenure or non-tenure track position and the relationship with teaching, research, and service.  Legal and ethical implications for teaching and learning are reviewed. Requires approval of Graduate Director; Pre-Requisite: None
     
  2. NURS 755: Curriculum Theory, Design, and Evaluation
    Engaging a decision-making framework, analyze and apply theories, principles, and concepts in curriculum development, design, evaluation, and revision. Pre-Requisite or Co-Requisite:  NURS 754
     
  3. NURS 756: Academic Nursing Education Practicum (110 hour precepted experience is required).
    This course is a guided practicum within an academic setting using the NLN Nurse Educator competencies as a framework for the experience. The practicum will foster the integration and synthesis of theoretical knowledge from foundational courses in the implementation of the nurse educator role. The expected faculty roles of teaching, research, and scholarship will be emphasized.  This course includes a 110-hour practicum experience in addition to course work, and a required scholarly project.  Prerequisites: NURS 754 and NURS 755

Admission Criteria Certificate:

Currently Pace Graduate students Pace MS (FNP, PMHNP, AGACNP) and DNP degree seeking students:

  1. Enrolled in a nursing MS program or the DNP program
  2. In good academic standing with a minimum CGPA of 3.0.
  3. Must complete the MS or DNP degree in order to be awarded the certificate. 

Non-Pace Students & Alumni:

  1. Must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in nursing.
  2. Must hold licensure and/or certification as a nurse practitioner and have completed the 3 Ps, Health Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Advanced Pharmacology as part of graduate degree completion. 
  3. Have a graduate cumulative CQPA of 3.0.
  4. Submit an official transcript from each academic institution previously attended.
  5. Submit an essay, professional resume, and recommendations as described in the application.
  6. No prior RN work experience is required.
  7. No standardized admissions test (GRE or Miller Analogy) is required.
     

Admission Criteria Non-Certificate Option:

  1. Must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in nursing.
  2. Have a graduate cumulative CQPA of 3.0.
  3. Submit an official transcript from each academic institution previously attended.
  4. Submit an essay, professional resume, and recommendations as described in the application.
  5. No prior RN work experience is required.
  6. No standardized admissions test (GRE or Miller Analogy) is required.

Instructions for Application:

  1. Application and admission information can be found here.
  2. Applications are submitted online. Click here to apply.
  3. The deadline for completion and submission of applications is March 1st for fall admission. Applications will be reviewed until cohort is full.