Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education prepares registered nurses for roles in nursing education, staff development and/or patient education. This program is an online distance education program focusing on nursing education. The program requires 12 credit hours and can be completed in two semesters of part-time study. The Nursing Graduate Certificate course meets the teaching and learning requirement for nurse faculty as required by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NC Administrative Code Rules 21 NCAC 36 .0318(e). The certificate can be applied toward credit for the MSN degree.
Prospective students should apply through the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies website.
Additional information is also available at App State Online.
Contact Dr. Beth Fiske at Fiskeea@appstate.edu for more details.
- Completion time: two semesters, fall and spring
- Coursework will be delivered primarily in an asynchronous format
- Attractive option for Appalachian’s MHA students
Course Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
- NUR 5050 - Educational Theories for Nursing Academic and Practice Settings (3)
- NUR 5900 - Nursing Education Practicum (3)
- NUR 5810 - Educational Tests and Measurement in Nursing (3)
- NUR 5715 - Instructional Strategies for Nursing and Informatics (3)
- NUR 5820 - Nursing Program Development and Evaluation (3)
Eligibility and application requirements
- Meet Graduate School admission criteria
- Current, unrestricted RN license in North Carolina or state participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) with North Carolina
- Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Completed online application to graduate school
- Application fee
- Transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian)