Educate Future Nurses.
Prepare to be a leader in academic and clinical settings.
Prepare to be a leader in academic and clinical settings.
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Enhance your Teaching Skills
The MSN post-master’s certificates from Queens University of Charlotte were designed for nurses who hold an MSN or Master of Nursing degree and desire to expand career opportunities. The Nurse Educator post-master’s certificate will prepare you to become an educational leader. You will build on your teaching and clinical skills in order to teach and evaluate students and programs.
You will benefit from 100 percent online instruction from faculty with hands-on experience in the field, and affordable tuition. Choose to study part-time or full-time and complete your certificate in two semesters.
Career Outlook: Apply Theory to Practice
Those who already earned an MSN or Master of Nursing degree can complete this certificate to open the door to new career opportunities. You will be able to develop curriculum, teach a variety of students and assist nursing programs as they aim to meet governmental standards.
As a nurse educator, you would be responsible for the continuing education and evaluation of nursing staff and caregivers. The top 10 percent of nurse educators earn more than $100,000 annually.1
As a clinical educator, you would train others in clinical knowledge and practice. The top 10 percent of clinical educators make more than $100,000 annually.2
Other titles you may qualify for:
- Nursing instructor
- Clinical education specialist
- Program coordinator
- Orientation specialist
- Professional development specialist
- Clinical practice and education specialist
Those who already earned an MSN or Master of Nursing degree can complete this certificate to open the door to new career opportunities.
The post-master’s Nurse Educator certification includes 11 credit hours*. You will study principles of curriculum and evaluation plus educational principles and practices Then, you will complete 225 practicum hours in a nurse educator residency.
Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate (11 credit hours)
- NUR 663 Principles of Curriculum and Evaluation – 3 credit hours
- NUR 664 Educational Principles and Practices – 3 credit hours
- NUR 668 Nurse Educator Residency – 5 credit hours
*Students who complete the integrated Nurse Administrator or Nurse Educator track and seek the alternate certificate are only required to take the additional 5-hour residency course.
Course Spotlight: NUR 663 Principles of Curriculum and Evaluation
This course examines the process of curriculum development in academic and practice settings, including methods of program evaluation.
Course Spotlight: NUR 664 Educational Principles and Practices
This course examines the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of teaching, learning and assessment in varied learning environments.
To apply for the online Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate from Queens, you’ll need:
- A completed application
- An MSN or Master of Nursing degree from Queens or another regionally accredited university
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic coursework
- A current, unrestricted license to practice nursing in the state where you intend to complete your practicum
This 11 credit hour certificate costs $550 per credit hour, plus a $35 clinical fee per semester. We are driven to offer you affordable rates and transparency on what you can expect to pay, so you can more easily accelerate your career.
Frequently Asked Questions
As you explore Queens’ Post-Master’s Certificates, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question not covered here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.
You must hold an MSN or Master of Nursing degree from Queens or another university to be admitted for an MSN post-master’s certificate. You must also hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the state in which you will complete any practicum requirements of the program.
The Nursing Administration or Nurse Educator post-master’s certificates can be completed in two semesters. The Clinical Nurse Leader and Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificates can be completed in three semesters.
With a Nursing Administration post-master’s certificate, you could work as a clinical nurse manager, nursing director, assistant director of nursing, specialty clinic director, vice president of clinical operations or nurse executive. The Clinical Nurse Leader post-master’s certificate could lead to a position as a clinical nurse leader, clinical case manager, nurse navigator, clinical nurse coordinator, quality care coordinator or clinical program coordinator. A Nurse Educator post-master’s certificate gives you the experience to work as a nurse educator, nursing instructor, clinical nurse educator, clinical education specialist, program coordinator, orientation specialist, professional development specialist and clinical practice and education specialist. The Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificate could lead to work as a clinical informatics nurse, clinical information specialist, clinical terminology, nursing informatics analyst or information practice specialist.
Each post-master’s certificate program has course requirements. The Nurse Administrator and Nurse Educator post-master’s certificates require 11 credit hours. The Clinical Nurse leader post-master’s certificate and Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificate requires 17 credit hours. Each certificate includes residency with clinical hours.
- PayScale (Feb. 27, 2020). Average Nurse Educator Salary. Retrieved March 17, 2020 from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Nurse_Educator/Salary.
- PayScale (Feb. 28, 2020). Average Clinical Educator Salary. Retrieved March 17, 2020 from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Educator/Salary.