• Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator - NED

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  • 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, wrighttr@mnstate.edu

    Admission Information

    1. BS or BA in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited university.
    2. Documentation of current unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in the US.
    3. Total cumulative GPA (not including transfer credits) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate courses at the last institution where nursing degree was awarded.  
    4. Completed “Application for Admission to Graduate Study” form.
    5. Completed Nursing Application form  
    6. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
    7. Non-refundable $20.00 fee for first-time applicants to Minnesota State University Moorhead.
    8. Three letters of recommendation (two from professional colleagues, 1 from personal; see provided nursing forms).
    9. 500 word essay describing professional experience and future professional goals.
    10. Non-Minnesota applicants are not fully admitted until the Department of Higher Education in the applicant's state of residence has approved distance education/online programs from the state of Minnesota.  

    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)