Nursing Education Certificate program

Description

The post-master's certificate in Nursing Education 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. 

Admission

Eligibility

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

1

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

2

Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license

3

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.)  
4

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

5

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.

6

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

Curriculum

NUR 7351

Course Title: 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 7352

Course Title: Advanced Clinical Practicum
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: Provides the nurse educator with advanced knowledge and experience with a selected population. Emphasizes the application of classroom content acquired in core and supporting Clinical practicum hours in the clinical setting are required.

NUR 7353

Course Title: Instructional Methods in Nursing Education
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: Examination and application of the art, principles, theories, models, and strategies of teaching in nursing education.  Role of nurse educator in classroom and clinical is explored. 

NUR 7354

Course Title: Evaluation Strategies in Nursing Education
Credit Hours: 3 credit hours
Catalog Description: Examination and application of the art, principles, theories, models, and strategies of evaluation in nursing education.  Role of nurse educator in classroom and clinical is explored.

NUR 7355

Course Title: Practicum in Nursing Education
Credit Hours: 4 credit hours
Catalog Description: Observation, participation, and practice in teaching nursing concepts.  Application of previous learning with emphasis on the nurse educator role.  Clinical practicum required.

Contact Information

Program Contact:

Cindra Holland, DNP, RN, RNC-OB, ACNS-BC
Email: cindra.holland@wright.edu
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
Phone: 
(937) 775-3131
Fax: (937) 775-4571