• Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator - NED

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  • Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator (NED)

    The Nurse Educator (NED) Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate prepares BSN nurses at the certificate 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. The NED Certificate provides students with a basic understanding and evidence-based application of the nurse educator role. Credits earned can be applied toward the Master's of Science with a Major in Nursing, NED Emphasis for students who would like to earn a graduate degree. Certificate contact information: Dr. Tracy Wright, wrighttr@mnstate.edu.

    Admission Information

    1. BS or BA in nursing from an NLN, ACEN 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 from institution awarding baccalaureate nursing degree.
    4. Completed Graduate School Online application.
    5. Completed Nursing Application
    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).
    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 (15 Credits)

    NURS 600 Nursing Science, Ethical, and Transcultural Theories (3)
    NURS 629 Educational Foundations and Teaching Strategies (4)
    NURS 639 Curriculum/Course Development and Evaluation (3)
    NURS 649 Nursing Education Assessment, Testing, and Evaluation Strategies (3)
    NURS 642P Advanced Nurse Educator Practicum Capstone I (2) or
    NURS 643P Advanced Nursing Educator Practicum Capstone II (2)


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