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Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education

Whether working in the academic setting to prepare the next generation of nurses, or serving in a clinical role to share the latest advances of the profession, nurse educators are an essential part of the health care landscape.

Whether working in the academic setting to prepare the next generation of nurses, or serving in a clinical role to share the latest advances of the profession, nurse educators are an essential part of the health care landscape.

PA College offers a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education for nurses who hold already hold an MSN. The program provides cutting-edge educational theory in clinical and adult learning, including curriculum design, teaching strategies and assessment. The program also includes a 120-hour applied practice experience in the academic setting, which can take place right on PA College’s campus.

PA College cannot guarantee clinical rotations for students who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Requirements

Applicants must hold a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution, as well as a current RN license in the state where their clinical practice will occur. Preferred applicants will have a 3.0 graduate GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Curriculum

The program can be completed in about a year over three or four semesters, depending on when the student begins the program and what courses are available in each semester. Courses can be taken in any order, with the exception of NUR 632, which must be taken last. The curriculum also includes a doctoral-level course, offering a stepping stone to a terminal degree, should a student decide to pursue a doctorate.

Courses Credits
NHE 531Curriculum Design3
NUR 532Teaching Strategies3
NUR 611Educational Assessment3
NUR 632The Nurse Educator in the Academic Setting3
NUR 809Health Information Technology3
Total Credits15

The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences’ Department of Nursing will host a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation site visit from March 2-4, 2022. The 2022 accreditation visit will be a virtual site visit. In accordance with CCNE’s Procedures for Accreditation, the Department of Nursing invites you, as a Community of Interest, to submit in writing Third-Party comments related to the baccalaureate, master’s, and post-graduate certificate programs. Should you wish to refer to the CCNE Standards for Accreditation, they can be located on the CCNE website. Please note that any Third-Party comments are only shared with members of the CCNE evaluation team. These comments are not shared with the PA College Department of Nursing, the Accreditation Review Committee, or the CCNE Board. If you would like to submit a Third-party comment for a program currently under review, please submit to thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org. Comments will be accepted by CCNE through February 9, 2022. If you prefer to mail comments, please use the following address: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Attn: Third-Party Comments 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001. If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at 202-887-6791 x268.