Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education
University at Buffalo

Program Details

The online Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education from the University at Buffalo prepares nurses to serve as educators in both academic and healthcare settings. The program offers a foundation in nursing knowledge, leadership and research skills, and adult education theory and strategies.

Graduates of this online nurse educator program can help train more nurses to help combat the shortage of qualified nurses in the job market. The synchronous online classes can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. The curriculum consists of three core courses and three electives chosen by the student and a faculty advisor based on the student’s professional goals.

Core course topics include:

  • Teaching in nursing
  • Advanced information technology in practice, education, and research
  • Advanced information technology in healthcare education

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University at Buffalo is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and active US RN license
  • Must have acceptance to one of UB's graduate nursing programs or a graduate degree in nursing from another institution