Program Overview

The online Post-Master's Nurse Educator Certificate Program from Missouri State University provides students with the knowledge and skills required to design, evaluate, and teach curriculum to future nurses, nursing professionals, and the community. In addition to two practicum experiences, coursework covers topics in:

  • ​Teaching/Learning for health care educators
  • ​Curriculum design and program development
  • ​Isuses in healthcare education

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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

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


    This program requires 12 credit hours and 192 clinical rotation hours in the location where you reside.

    • Admission to the Graduate College at Missouri State University
    • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing graduate program, that includes, at a minimum, graduate courses in nursing theory and research
    • Completion of a graduate clinical course with a grade of “B” or higher
    • Completion of a graduate health assessment course with a grade of “B” or higher
    • Graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
    • Licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in good standing, and eligible for licensure in the State of Missouri
    • Evidence of current liability insurance
    • Evidence of current health insurance
    • Admission interview
    • Evidence of immunization or vaccination for vaccine-preventable diseases
    • Provide documentation of negative tuberculosis status or evidence of appropriate follow-up
    • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification
    • Submit drug screening test and a criminal record check


    Not authorized for residents of Massachusetts.

    School Overview

    Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs. Their purpose is to develop fully educated persons with a focus on ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. MSU first opened in 1905, in Springfield, Missouri, as the Fourth District Normal School, with the goals of educating future teachers. The State Fruit Experiment Station, founded in Mountain Grove in 1899, would become part of Missouri State in 1974. Throughout the nineteenth century, Missouri State built facilities, expanded academic programs, and changed its name; becoming Southwest Missouri State University in 1972. In 2005, the school adopted its current title, Missouri State University.

    MSU Online offers bachelor completion and graduate degrees, in addition to online certificate programs through Missouri State Outreach. Students with associate’s degrees can enroll in one of the online bachelor’s programs.


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