Program Overview

The online Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator program from MCPHS University is designed to build upon students' master's degrees in nursing and provide them with the clinical expertise, teaching, and learning skills required to prepare the next generation of nurses. Coursework covers topics such as:

  • ​Curriculum design and development
  • Teaching methodologies
  • Needs assessment
  • ​Learner-centered theories and methods

​Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the National League of Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Certification Exam.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    • A master's degree in nursing from an accredited university or college
    • A valid nursing license in the United States
    • One year of full-time RN employment prior to the program start date

    School Overview

    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a four-year private school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The College was founded by pharmacists in 1823, which makes it the oldest institution of higher education in the entire city of Boston and the second-oldest college of pharmacy in the United States. The online campus provides online courses that students can take from home and have a course experience that is similar to on-campus instruction. Online courses utilized discussion boards, voice/video enabled sessions, and email access.

    MCPHS is one of the few private, freestanding colleges in the United States specializing in the education of health professionals. The school offers certificates of completion, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. 


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