Program Overview

Saint Xavier's innovative online Nurse Educator post-master's certificate program provides MSN graduates with the opportunity to work toward becoming a Certified Nurse Educator through experiential learning as well as rigorous classroom practice. Adding this component to your nursing resume can offer you greater career flexibility and the chance to pass on your hard-won knowledge to future generations of nurses.

The Nurse Educator certificate program covers teaching techniques specific to the nursing context and how to adapt them to different settings—such as public health classes, hospitals, and schools of nursing. You'll hone your teaching skills by preparing, presenting and evaluating actual classes during a guided practicum, giving you valuable hands-on experience.

The curriculum also covers topics including: 

  • Educational theory for adult learners
  • Curriculum design
  • Curriculum evaluation
  • Lesson planning
  • How to create course objectives
  • Student evaluation techniques

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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 (CCNE)

    Requirements

    • Must hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree
    • Completed application form
    • Official transcript(s)
    • Copy of your current registered nursing license and current work status (Applicants are required to be working full-time in order to apply.)
    • Three (3) written recommendations from nursing professionals
    • Current Résumé

    Restrictions

    Not available for students residing in Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Utah, and Washington.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, SXU is Chicago's oldest Catholic University, and it is recognized as one of the top comprehensive master's universities in the Midwest. Saint Xavier University provides an education that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts. SXU offers graduate and post-graduate programs that are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields. 

    Schools and Colleges:

    • Colleges of Arts and Sciences
    • School for Continuing and Professional Studies
    • School of Education
    • Graham School of Management
    • School of Nursing

    SXU Online at Saint Xavier University attracts students beyond the physical campus to earn online degrees and certificates.

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