Frequently Asked Questions

Nurse Educator

Who can apply to this program?

Students who have a bachelor of science in nursing degree from a regionally and nursing accredited institution are eligible to apply.

How long does it take to complete this program?

The certificate can be completed in one academic year, typically with two courses per semester. The schedule is flexible, so students can begin during any semester.

Are courses online or on campus?

All of the courses in this certificate are offered in an online format. Students are not required to come to campus.

Are there any practicum requirements for the program?

The final course in this certificate program contains a practicum of 56 contact hours in an area of interest within teaching or educational administration.

I’m already enrolled in another graduate nursing program at UC; can I still apply for this certificate program?

Absolutely! Students who also wish to earn their Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education can submit an application for this program and complete it simultaneously. Many of the College of Nursing’s master’s and doctoral graduates will enter faculty roles with little preparation for teaching. This graduate certificate program provides a means for all graduate students to receive foundational instruction in teaching and learning theories and methods.

Can I take any of these courses as electives?

Yes, graduate students can take these courses as electives.

How do I apply to the program?

Visit the Apply Now page to view our admission requirements and learn about the application process.

Do I qualify for financial aid?

No, students in the Nurse Educator Certificate program are not eligible for financial aid.