Western Carolina University

Highway 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646

Program Details

The online Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program from Western Carolina University prepares students for the role of nurse educator with competencies in three educational areas:

  • ​Academic Educator
  • Staff Educator
  • Patient Educator

Coursework explores topics in teaching/learning, curriculum development, testing and measurement, and more.

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    Program Overview

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    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
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    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
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    • Fees Overview :
      • Distance Learner Fees (per credit): $29.17
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    • Must have graduated from a nationally accredited master's program in nursing (MSN) or a related discipline
    • Statistics course, undergraduate or graduate level
    • Nursing Research course, undergraduate
    • Registered nurse eligible for licensure to practice in the state in which the student intends to practice
    • Minimum of one year of clinical experience as a registered nurse within the last five years
    • Three professional references
    • Resume
    • Professional statement

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


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