Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program from UMass Amherst allows nurses and nursing faculty to develop and enhance their teaching skills. The curriculum is comprised of:

  • Two required core nursing courses
  • Two electives in Education
  • A capstone teaching practicum 

Students who complete this program and have a master's or doctoral degree in nursing will qualify to take the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certification for Nurse Educators.

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Current unencumbered RN license

Restricted States

Alabama, Oregon, Minnesota, New York