Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education

The Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education is comprised of four graduate level nursing education courses, including two practicum courses.  The certificate provides students with the essential knowledge, skills, and expertise to be effective nursing educators.  Graduates may be eligible for the Certified Nurse Education (CNE) Exam offered by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

Certificate Outcomes: Upon completion of the post-master’s certificate, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the issues and trends in healthcare and higher education and their impact on nursing education.
  • Apply theories of education and related sciences and evidence-based practice as a basis for nursing education.
  • Participate knowledgeably in the development, implementation, revision, and evaluation of nursing curricula and nursing programs.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods, technology strategies, and educational resources to facilitate learning in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical areas and to enhance student and staff development.



Admission Requirements

  • The program is open to Registered Nurses (RN’s) who possess a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing program, with a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Hold a current MA, RI, or NH nursing license
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from Master’s prepared nurses.
  • Personal statement of professional goals.
  • Complete the Graduate Certificate Application form to apply for the Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education.

For further information about the Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at508-626-4501.


Transfer Credit

No transfer credit is permitted in this certificate program.


Certificate Course Requirements (4):

  • NURE 941 Curriculum Design and Evaluation
  • NURE 951 Course Development and Implementation
  • NURE 981 Advanced Teaching Methods (Practicum I)
  • NURE 991 Application of Technology to Education (Practicum II)


Classes are offered in the hybrid/blended learning format, meeting face-to-face seven to eight times a semester on Tuesdays 5-9pm for students entering in even years or Wednesdays 5-9pm for students entering in odd years.