Nursing Education (NE)

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education (NE) is designed to prepare graduate nurses for teaching positions in educational and service settings. The program provides students with essential teaching skills and knowledge about the nursing education process. Learners gain a theoretical framework for teaching in nursing and related competencies.

The NE must be earned within three years. No transfer credit will be accepted for a graduate certificate. A minimum honor point average of 3.0 must be achieved. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the college and the Graduate School governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Course requirements: 12 credits
Course Title Credits
XXXX Graduate-level nursing or education course approved by advisor (may be applied toward graduate degree if WSU student) 3
NUR 7710 Theoretical Perspectives of Teaching in Nursing 3
NUR 7720 Evaluation and Testing in Nursing 3
NUR 7730 Practice Teaching in Nursing 3

Terminal objectives/learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students can expect to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Formulate a conceptual framework of the teaching-learning process.
  2. Analyze concepts and theories relevant to cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning, the teaching process, and instructional methods.
  3. Utilize concepts of measurement, analysis, evaluation and grading by analyzing results of evaluation strategies.
  4. Examine the role of the teacher in nursing in varied settings and situations.


Sally Villasenor, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC
148 Cohn