Nursing Education Certificate program


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The Nursing Education certificate program will prepare the student for a variety of employment opportunities and will enhance the skill set of existing nurse faculty. Coursework will allow an in-depth study of teaching and evaluation strategies and provide opportunities for the development of unique curricula. A final practicum in Nursing Education will offer the opportunity to apply newfound knowledge in pedagogy to a clinical area of expertise. 



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To be eligible to apply to this post-master's certificate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:


Be a master's prepared nurse from a CCNE accredited master's program (official transcript from accredited master's program required)


Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license


Apply to the Wright State Graduate School as a non-degree seeking student.

The application to the Graduate School must contain:

  • A nonrefundable application fee (currently $10)
  • An official transcript reflecting the award of a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Non degree applicants having completed graduate work should also submit official transcripts reflecting that work.)  

Submit the application to the Nursing Education certificate program (pdf)


Submit the following to the director:

  • Letter/email to program director applying to the program including your contact information indicating that you have been accepted by Graduate Studies

Current CPR documentation is required prior to the start of clinicals.


Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation, an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and (if applicable) the state in which you reside for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process.  It is in your benefit to complete the background check one month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, College of Nursing and Health, 160 UH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435. Information on the background check can be found here (pdf).

Applications are reviewed and admitted on a rolling basis.

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the director.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application


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Year 1


NUR 6101 (3 cr hr) - Nursing Curriculum Development


NUR 6102 (4 cr hr) - Teaching and Evaluation Strategies in Nursing Education


NUR 6103 (5 cr hr) - Practicum in Nursing Education

Course Descriptions

NUR 6101

Course Title: Nursing Curriculum Development
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: Analysis of learning theories and models of nursing curriculum design. Development and evaluation of nursing curriculum and educational programs.

NUR 6102

Course Title: Teaching and Evaluation Strategies in Nursing Education
Credit Hours: 4 credit hours
Catalog Description: Examination and application of the art, principles, theories, models, and strategies of teaching amd evaluation in nursing education. Role of nurse educator in classroom and clnical is explored.

NUR 6103

Course Title: Practicum in Nursing Education
Credit Hours: 5 credit hours
Catalog Description: Observation, participation, and practice in teaching nursing concepts. Seminars synthesize previous learning with application to the role of the nurse educator. Clinical practicum required.

Contact Information

Program Contact:

Cindra Holland, DNP, RN, RNC-OB, ACNS-BC
Phone: (937) 775-2597
Fax: (937) 775-4571

General Contact Information:

Wright State University
3640 Col. Glenn Highway
Graduate School
344 Student Union
Dayton, OH  45435
(937) 775-2976

College of Nursing and Health
(937) 775-3131
Fax: (937) 775-4571