Nurse Educator Certificate

Our Nurse Educator Certificate is a fully online graduate program that empowers practicing nurses to succeed in teaching roles.

This program prepares you to:

  • Support student growth
  • Use assessment and evaluation strategies effectively
  • Participate in curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes
  • Pursue continuous quality improvement in the nurse educator role

Application Deadline

This program admits students for each semester start.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019
Spring 2020
March 1, 2019
May 1, 2019
Oct. 1, 2019

Completion & Certification

Complete the Nurse Educator Certificate in as few as two semesters with four graduate-level courses, each three credits (12 total credit hours).

This program will prepare you for the National League for Nursing (NLN) examination for certification as a Nurse Educator (CNE). (You must meet additional eligibility requirements, outlined by NLN.)

State Regulations

As a result of state boards of nursing and the DOE Higher Education regulation changes, the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing will no longer be accepting applications for our online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education from students residing in the following states:

  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee

For More Information

Contact the Office of Student Recruitment at 513-558-8400 or

Note: Students in this program are not eligible for financial aid.