• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    11
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $500.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $500.00

The post-master's Nurse Educator Certificate program of study builds on the Masters of Science in Nursing degree to prepare professional nurses to become leaders in nursing education. Certificate students learn to synthesize teaching and learning theory, acquire skill in curriculum development and evaluation methods, and employ cutting-edge teaching strategies in both clinical and academic settings. Hands-on experience in objective writing, teaching, clinical instructing, test writing, and student management are offered through clinical experiences provided by master educators. Completion of the certificate program meets the eligibility requirements for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Certification Exam. There are five courses required for the program with a total of 12 credit hours. All courses must be completed within three years. Note: Students are responsible for arranging their clinical preceptor and site for the Practicum course. It is the student's responsibility to maintain clinical eligibility to practice during the program. It is recommended that students maintain active clinical practice in preparation for the practicum course.



Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. MSN from a college or university nationally recognized by a nursing accrediting agency (CCNE or AACN).
  2. The GPA required for admission is a minimum of 3.2 for their MSN.
  3. Current unencumbered Missouri licensure or unencumbered licensure in the state in which the student completes clinical requirements.
  4. The following two courses are pre-requisites to progression in the MSN and DNP program; however they can be taken at UMKC along with your program of study in the first semester (it is strongly recommended to complete prior to applying): Graduate level statistics course with a minimum grade of B; and a free-standing undergraduate health assessment course which needs to be completed in the first summer or fall semester with a minimum grade of B.
  5. Personal interviews are required.
  6. Graduate level statistics course with a minimum grade of B.
NOTE: Individuals residing in AL, NY, NC, TN or WA are not able to enroll in this program.

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Application Deadlines

Early Decision Acceptance
October 15
Regular Acceptance
February 15

Courses

Core
  • NURSE 5515NERole of the Nurse Educator3 Credits

    This course will explore the role of the nurse educator within the academic, acute care, and outpatient settings. Emphasis will be on the development, evaluation, differences and implementation of the nurse educator in the functional roles. Students are introduced to the NLN Core Competencies of Nurse Educators to evaluate their own practice. Ethical and legal issues related to practice as a nurse educator are discussed.

  • NURSE 5516Curriculum Development in Nursing3 Credits

    This course prepares the nurse educator to develop, review, and evaluate nursing curricula. Emphasis will be placed on theoretical foundations, principles of program evaluation, and issues in curriculum design.

  • NURSE 5517Teaching Strategies in Nursing3 Credits

    This course examines principles and techniques in teaching nursing. Techniques concerning classroom management, writing objectives and implementing active teaching strategies are explored. Emphasis is placed on respecting the diverse learning needs of students in the educational environment.

  • NURSE 5572NESynthesis Practicum for Nurse Educators (preceptor course)3 Credits

    This course provides the student a concentrated, experiential opportunity to function in the role as a nurse educator. Core concepts include functional role responsibilities, teaching strategies and theory utilization. Emphasis is placed on professional role development and the concept of lifelong learning. This course consists of three hours of clinical which requires a minimum of 180 clinical hours.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $500.00
  • Fees: $59.10
  • Total: $559.10
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1500.00
  • Fees: $177.30
  • Total: $1677.30
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $500.00
  • Fees: $59.10
  • Total: $559.10
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1500.00
  • Fees: $177.30
  • Total: $1677.30
Missouri Midwest Exchange Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $500.00
  • Fees: $59.10
  • Total: $559.10
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1500.00
  • Fees: $177.30
  • Total: $1677.30
Metro Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $500.00
  • Fees: $59.10
  • Total: $559.10
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1500.00
  • Fees: $177.30
  • Total: $1677.30
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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