Postgraduate Certificate in Nurse Educator
South Dakota State University

Program Details

Students in the Postgraduate Nurse Educator Certificate program learn theories of teaching and learning in a variety of settings with an emphasis on nursing education. This online Nurse Educator program is designed for nurses with an existing master’s degree who want to earn national certification in a new role.

The program can be completed in as little as one year, with web-based courses and a field-based practicum experience. Students learn how to develop curriculum, evaluate programming, and conduct assessments in nursing education.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

South Dakota State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Must have a master's degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN accredited nursing program, with an approved statistical methods course within the past 5 years
  • Submit evidence of current RN licensure
  • 1500 hours of documented nursing practice prior to first clinical course
  • Complete compliance requirements: background check, FBI fingerprint, drug screen, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, ACLS certification for FNP specialization, professional liability insurance, influenza vaccine, TB test