Nursing Education Certificate Program - Online

Pursue Certification to Broaden Your Nursing Career Options

If you’ve already earned a master’s of science in nursing degree, you can now add the credential of nurse educator through the nursing education certificate program at The University of Texas at Tyler.

  • Prepare to take the national nursing educator certification exam: UT Tyler graduates have a 100% passage rate.
  • Complete a certification program designed for working professionals: Take 9 credit hours online along with practicum experience.

Graduates of the UT Tyler nursing education certificate program fill many positions in universities, community colleges, government agencies and in clinical facilities in the areas of staff development. You can find our graduates employed at these and many other organizations: UT Tyler, Tyler Junior College and Angelina Community College.

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Nursing Education Certificate Program: Online Learning. Practical Application.

  • Complete the program through a combination of online learning and 112.5 practicum hours that results in hands-on experience in the field of nursing education.
  • Enhance your master’s degree with highly valued skills that prepare you to effectively address issues of client safety and clinical competencies, and also meet requirements of the state board and other accreditation agencies.
  • Undertake the certificate program while working full time. Both online learning and clinical experiences can be fit into busy personal and professional schedules.
  • Focus on how to apply learning theory, develop curriculum and evaluate methodology as a nurse educator.

Nursing Faculty: Outstanding Nurses. Devoted Mentors

  • Study with professors who are recognized experts in their field and respected throughout the local and regional medical community.
  • Benefit from your professors’ extensive clinical experience and knowledge of the nursing field.
  • Get one-on-one mentoring from faculty who are committed to your success as a nurse educator.

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Nursing Education Courses: Practical Approaches. Student-Focused.

Nursing Education Curriculum Development – Explore theories and procedures of educational program and course development as they apply to nursing education. Includes philosophical values, educational concepts, and theories of learning used to link nursing education to standards of nursing practice. Guides students to develop curriculum plans and propose related teaching and evaluation strategies.

Evaluation in Nursing Education – Assess theories and strategies of measurement and evaluation as they apply to nursing education. Combines theories of measurement and evaluation with outcomes based approaches to promote safe effective professional nursing practice. Experiential exercises in the development, use and critique of measurement and evaluation methods to classroom and clinical learning situations.

Nurse Educator Role Strategies and Practicum – Examine the nurse educator role in structuring teaching strategies that assure effective undergraduate student outcomes in regard to individual and group learning, safe clinical practice, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Nurse educator practicum placements are arranged within pre-licensure nursing education programs.

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Also see The University of Texas at Tyler nursing PhD program.

Career Outlook for Nurse Educators

Nurse educators combine outstanding clinical skills with a desire to teach others to create rewarding careers. Currently, there is a shortage of qualified nurses in the field, which means there is also a need for nurse educators to train men and women to fill these depleted ranks.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment prospects in the nursing field are expected to increase by 19% through 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations. For more information, visit Occupational Handbook - Registered Nurses and Occupational Employment and Wages - Nursing Instructors.

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