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Graduate Certificate

Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Education


Graduates with a Nursing Education Certificate are prepared to function in a variety of educational settings including schools and nursing and healthcare facilities. The Nursing Education Certificate provides a unique combination of courses to prepare the graduate in the pedagogical competencies essential to teach nursing in an increasingly complex healthcare environment. The technologically enhanced plan of study builds on advanced professional nursing competencies and emphasizes the use of a variety of assessment, instructional, curricular development and evaluative strategies that facilitate learning in culturally diverse populations.

This online certificate is intended for those who possess a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a clinical nursing specialty from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program and who wish to seek a position as a nursing faculty or nurse educator.

Why Apply?

The demand for nurse leaders in education is growing. As a professional nurse seeking to meet this growing demand, you must acquire the knowledge in the pedagogical competencies essential to teach nursing in an increasingly complex healthcare environment. 

Earning a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education can help you meet rapidly growing demands for better patient care, achieve greater professional recognition, create new career opportunities or improve long-term career prospects and improve your position in regard to compensation.

This nursing program is also accredited by various bodies including the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and the Florida State Board of Nursing.

The Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education prepares graduates to teach nursing in a variety of educational settings. Students gain clinical and classroom experiences working with nursing faculty and staff preceptors in nursing education programs and clinical agencies. The goals of the certificate are to:

  • Prepare nurse faculty with the knowledge, skills and structured experiences to enhance classroom and clinical teaching and learning.
  • Prepare nurse educators from diverse backgrounds who can teach nursing students to provide culturally competent care for diverse communities.
  • Provide nurse educators with expertise in teaching technologically enhanced curricula and facilities that enhance learning.
  • Prepare nursing faculty and advanced practice nurses for professional certification as a nurse educator.
  • Prepare graduates for the NLN Certified Nurse Educator exam.


A student completes a total of 17-20 credits hours in the Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education.

Fall Semester

Curriculum Development in Nursing NGR 6713
Instructional Tech. in Nursing and Health NGR 6715

Spring Semester

Adult Teaching Methods ADE 6360
Culture & Adv. Nursing Practice NGR 5131*
Clinical Teaching Strategies for Nursing NGR 6714C
*This course is taken if not completed in the MSN program.

Summer Semester

Classroom Teaching Strategies NGR 6708C
Testing and Evaluation in Nursing Education NGR 6718


To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.

Admission Requirements

Complete a FIU Graduate Admissions online application. If you have any questions regarding this, you can call the FIU University Graduate School department at 305-348-7442.

  • Complete a College of Nursing Graduate Nursing Certificate application.
  • Possess a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a clinical nursing specialty from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in all MSN coursework.
  • Have successfully completed courses (3 credits each) in nursing theory, research, advanced client assessment, culture and advanced nursing practice, advanced pathophysiology and advanced pharmacology.
  • Have current RN license in Florida. Students lacking required courses must take them prior to registering for the Nursing Education Certificate specialty courses.
  • Other requirements apply. Please contact the graduate nursing admissions office for more detailed information. Online sections may require proctored exams/on-site participation.

Tuition & Aid

In addition to graduate tuition and fees, nursing students are charged an additional fee of $104/credit for courses. The additional fee supports clinical instructional costs, a pre-certification review program and laboratory/ technology supplies and costs.

@ A Glance

17Credits Required

Tuition Cost
  • Fully online certificate