Program Overview

The online Certificate in Nursing Education program provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation in nursing education so they may assume the role of nursing faculty in an associate or baccalaureate degree nursing program. Coursework covers topics in learning theory, cognition, curriculum and instructional design, and evaluation nursing education programs.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

    Requirements

    • A bachelor of science in nursing is required for the nursing education track.
    • A bachelor of science in nursing or a bachelor degree in a related field from a regionally accredited university is required for the nursing administration or nursing informatics track.
    • Overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better on a 4-point scale.
    • Licensure as a registered nurse.
    • It is recommended that applicants have a minimum of two (2) years full-time clinical nursing experience.

    School Overview

    When Ferris State University opened in 1884, the school focused on providing students with marketable skills. Ferris State joined the state higher education system in 1950, and gained University status in 1987. Today, the public four-year institution is located in Big Rapids, Michigan. While Ferris State University first focused on marketable skills, the current mission statement retains much of the institution’s original purpose. The university’s mission “prepares students for successful careers, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning.”

    Ferris State University houses degrees within eight academic schools.

    • Allied Health Sciences,
    • Arts and Sciences, Business,
    • Education and Human Services,
    • Engineering Technology, Pharmacy,
    • Professional and Technological Studies,
    • Kendall College of Art and Design,
    • Michigan College of Optometry at FSU
    • University College

    Over 170 educational programs are offered and students can pursue certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Distance education is also available at Ferris State University allowing students to earn certificates, minors, and degrees from the convenience of home. Students may also participate in individual online coursework without pursuing a degree.

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