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  • Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator - NED
  • Graduate Studies

  • Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator (NED)

    The Nurse Educator (NED) Certificate prepares BSN nurses at the post-graduate level in nursing education within the academic and clinical arenas. The certificate is built upon the art and science of nursing education within the changing contexts of health care, nursing, higher education, and evidence-based practice. Within the broader Graduate Nursing program outcomes, the NED Certificate provides students with understanding and evidence-based application of the nurse educator role. This program dovetails into the Master's of Science with a major in nursing, NED emphasis for students wishing to continue their education and complete the full master's program. Certificate contact information: Dr. Tracy Wright,


    Requirements (14 Credits)

    NURS 622 Teaching Technology & Information Management (3)

    NURS 608 Transcultural and Social Perspectives (3)

    NURS 623 Nurse as Educator (3)

    NURS 627 Program Curriculum Design and Evaluation (Pre-req: NURS 623) (3)

    NURS 642P Advance Nurse Educator Practicum I (2)


    NURS 643P Advance Nurse Educator Practicum II (2)


  • Admission Requirements

    1. Online graduate application  
    2. $20 application fee for first time MSUM applicants
    3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    4. BS or BA in Nursing from a NLN or CCNE accredited university
    5. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for last 30 semester credits
    6. Nursing Application Form
    7. Documentation of current unencumbered RN license in U.S.
    8. 500 word essay on professional experience and future professional goals
    9. Three recommendations; 2 professional, 1 personal