Program Overview

The online Certificate in Nursing Education program from Walden University provides students with important knowledge needed to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs for nursing students and other healthcare professionals, preparing them for nurse educator roles in a wide range of academic and practice settings. Coursework covers topics such as:

  • ​Curriculum development, assessment, and evaluation
  • ​Teaching and learning strategies
  • Integrating technology into nursing education
  • ​The role of the nurse educator

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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)


    • Must be a registered nurse (RN) and have a master’s degree
    • Official transcripts
    • Resume showing work history
    • Employment history and educational history

    School Overview

    Bernie and Rita Turner founded Walden University in 1970 in order to provide an educational opportunity for working adults. The University immediately began to grow and by 1972, Walden conferred seventy degrees, including forty-six Doctorate degrees. Walden is a private for-profit university, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With a continued focus on the working professional, Walden’s mission integrates “quality programs,” designed and taught by highly qualified professionals, through “relevant, actionable” methods to establish “lifelong learning.” In addition, faculty are selected based on “academic and industry credentials."

    Walden offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs, all entirely online, from the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Management & Technology
    • Riley College of Education & Leadership
    • College of Health Sciences
    • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
    • Center for General Education


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