Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education

The advanced certificate in nursing education is ideal if you are a nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing degree in another specialty such as nurse practitioner, administrator, informaticist, or midwifery and wish to become a nurse educator. The advanced certificate will prepare you to assume a nurse educator role as a clinical preceptor, staff development educator, or faculty member in collegiate nursing and allied health programs.

Upon successful completion of the certificate, you will be able to:

  • Identify program goals and outcomes, write learning objectives, and select appropriate learning activities and evaluation strategies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of instructional design, including analysis, assessment, and evaluation.
  • Apply concepts and principles relevant to assessment, measurement, and evaluation.

Four graduate-level online courses (12 credits total) prepare you for teaching positions in academic or practice settings. The certificate can be completed in two terms.

Course TitleCredits

Curriculum and Program Development - NURS 6050


Instructional Design and Teaching with Technology - NURS 6055


Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation of Learners and Programs - NURS 6060


Nursing Education Capstone - NURS 7005

Total required credits: 12

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Complete our admission application.
  2. Provide proof of a New York state (or state of residence) unencumbered license as a registered nurse and any other advanced-practice license.
  3. Provide proof of a master’s degree in nursing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  4. Submit official transcript(s) from previously attended regionally accredited colleges and universities.
  5. Submit evidence of completing graduate-level content for advanced health assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacology.


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Jillian Johnis
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SUNY Empire’s School of Nursing and Allied Health is ready to assist you with planning your degree program and keeping you on track.