Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education
Western Carolina University

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.


  • 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

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges