Chatham University

Nurse Educator Certificate Curriculum

The Nurse Educator Certificate is a 12 credit certificate that provides the nurse with the basic educational tools necessary to teach nursing and/or nurses in an academic or clinical setting.  The Certificate can be completed in two semesters.  There is an optional 250 hour practice experience practicum course for those students who want to apply their teaching knowledge and skills under the supervision of an educator preceptor for an additional 3 credits. 

Program Requirements

+Major Requirements

12 credits

NUR503 Informatics Foundation and Health Care Technology

This course will assist students within the graduate program to develop a strong foundation of knowledge in understanding the impact technology and informatics has in the delivery of care across various settings. Students will be introduced to current and emerging technologies while exploring the impact on patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.

3
NUR632 Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Nursing Education

This course focuses on the processes of curriculum development and evaluation that are critical responsibilities of nurse educators in schools of nursing, patient education programs, or staff development. Course goals include how the curriculum provides guidelines for program delivery and methods for evaluating program effectiveness.

3
NUR642 Professional Role and Responsibility of the Nurse Educator

The professional role and responsibility of the nurse educator course focuses on diverse roles and practice environments experienced by nurse educators. The course will provide novice and experienced nurse educators with guidelines for practice in classroom, clinical, staff development, and various educational settings. Academic and institutional policies, protocols and legal aspects will be explored.

3
NUR652 Teaching Strategies and Information Technology for the Nurse Educator

This course will focus on strategies to develop knowledge and skill sets in pedagogy, teaching-learning theories, testing and measurement, and various educational technologies. An in-depth introduction to information technology that supports practice and improves patient care and outcomes will be explored.

3

+Electives

Optional practicum course

NUR697 Nursing Practice Experience

This course provides an opportunity to gain practice experience related to an area of interest. The student will select a practice area and work under the guidance of a preceptor. This course is for those planning admission to Chatham University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program and lack the required practice experience hours.

3
 

Nurse Educator Certificate Program

Two Courses Per Semester Option

Semester 1 - Fall
NUR 503 Informatics Foundation and Health Care Technology 3 credits
NUR 642 Professional Role Responsibility of the Nurse Educator 3 credits
Semester 2 - Spring
NUR 632 Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Nursing Education 3 credits
NUR 652 Teaching Strategies and Information Technology for the Nurse Educator 3 credits

Total = 12 credits

Optional: Semester 3 - Summer
NUR 697 Nursing Clinical Practicum (offered anytime) 3 credits (250 clinical hours)

Total with optional clinical practicum = 15 credit hour program



One Course Per Semester Option

Semester 1 - Fall 1
NUR 503 Informatics Foundation and Health Care Technology 3 credits
Semester 2 - Spring 1
NUR 632 Curriculum Design and Evaluation in Nursing Education 3 credits
Semester 3 - Summer 1
NUR 652 Teaching Strategies and Information Technology for the Nurse 3 credits
Semester 4 - Fall 2
NUR 642 Professional Role Responsibility of the Nurse Educator 3 credits

Total = 12 credits