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Transformative Nursing Education Certificate

Graduate courses in education coupled with experiential learning is integral for preparing future nursing leaders in education. The aim of this program is to produce educators who enrich learning experiences for nursing students in an academic environment, or for those nurses working in healthcare systems.

Our program

Designed for nurses interested in teaching in an academic setting or in the care delivery environment as a professional development specialist, this program combines adult learning theory with a toolkit of teaching strategies and hands-on teaching opportunities. This is an on-campus program for master’s level nurses with the potential for some online work.


Offered in a blended online/in-class learning environment, graduate nursing students complete three courses for this program. Alternatively, students who are mainly interested in academic teaching can pursue just two courses (NURS600 and NURS601) aimed at preparing exemplary teachers in the classroom and clinical settings. Students exclusively interested in teaching in the service environment (e.g., hospitals) can complete two courses (NURS600 and NURS602) in this focus area.


Those who complete our Transformative Nursing Education Certificate program meet the educational requirements to take the NLN Nurse Educator certification exam, and the ANCC Nursing Professional Development Certification exam.