Online Nurse Educator Certificate
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Carrie Keib, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
T. Jody Hostetler, DNP, MEd, RN
Nurse Educator Certificate Program
This certificate prepares students for the roles and responsibilities of nurse educators in any setting that provides healthcare. Course content will provide the scope of practice for nurse educators specific to the academic environment that includes alignment of academic philosophy and mission, policies, quality improvement, curriculum development and implementation, learning theories, evidence-based teaching/learning strategies and assessments to meet learner outcomes. A 48-hour practicum/project with a highly qualified nursing education faculty member is included in the Nurse Educator Certificate Program.
Current valid RN license. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree or Master of Science in Nursing Degree, or Doctoral Degree in Nursing with a minimum 3.0 GPA
How to Apply
Applications can be submitted online at https://www.ashland.edu/graduate-admissions/online-nurse-educator-certificate-program
Completed Ashland University Application
Submit a $30 application fee
Submit official academic transcript(s) from accredited institutions of higher education documenting all undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded.
Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above
Submit a copy of active RN Licensure
Attn: Enrollment Services
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805
Official Electronic transcripts should be submitted to:
For further information, contact a Graduate Admission Representative at 419.521.6849 or 419.289.5738 or email:
Degree Completion Timelines
The student must complete all requirements for the Nurse Educator Certificate program within four years. The time limit normally is from the beginning date of the formal admission to the last hours applied toward the program. Special consideration will be given for leaves of absence for adequate cause. The student who fails to take courses or otherwise continue to pursue the program for a period of three consecutive semesters will be terminated from the program’s active file and will be required to reapply for reactivation of his or her records. There is no loss of credit, though the four-year limit will be observed.
Course Number and Title
NUR 530 Nurse Educator Role
NUR 531 Nursing Curriculum Development and Design
NUR 530 or concurrent
NUR 532 Facilitating the Teaching and Learning Process
NUR 530 or concurrent
NUR 533 Principles and Practices of Assessment and Evaluation
NUR 532 or concurrent
(48-hour Practicum/Project with highly qualified faculty member)
Nurse Educator Certificate Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Nurse Educator Certificate program, the student will be able to:
Exhibit professional, ethical behaviors in the multidimensional role of Nurse Educator.
Facilitate learning using teaching strategies grounded in educational theory and evidenced-based teaching practices based upon the unique learning needs of all learners.
Engage learners, faculty colleagues, and clinical agency stakeholders in promoting safe, positive learning environments.
Implement a variety of evidence-based assessment and evaluation strategies to enhance the teaching-learning process.
Collaborate with colleagues to revise or create curriculum based on research, health care trends, learner needs, and program outcomes.
Provide leadership for organizational change in the various learning environments of the academic or practice community.
Participate in continuous quality improvement measures in teaching and learning.
Disseminate nursing and teaching knowledge to a wide-range of audiences through a variety of venues.
Advocate for nursing, nursing education, and learners through political and institutional learning environments.
Courses and Descriptions
See Course Descriptions section of catalog.
* CONHS program student handbooks with additional policies pertaining to the program may be accessed as a Catalog addendum.