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Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate

What You’ll Study

For nurses who hold an MSN or a Master of Nursing degree, Queens University of Charlotte has designed a certificate to help you expand your career opportunities even further. The Nurse Educator certificate will prepare you to teach and train nurses, nursing students, schoolchildren, community groups, workers, and patients. You will learn about curriculum and program development, the construction of learning outcomes, formative and summative evaluation, the construction of valid and reliable measures, and more.

Professor instructing nursing students

Each faculty member has an impressive range of experience and qualifications in the areas they teach. Many of our faculty members still work in healthcare facilities in the Charlotte area and draw on their years of experience.

The NC Board of Nursing requires educators to have formal education within the first three years of employment. Our program meets this requirement with either the “completion of a certificate program in nursing education” or “nine semester hours of graduate course work in adult learning and learning principles”.

Program Highlights

Number of credits: 11 credit hours 

Number of courses needed to graduate: 3 

Average completion time: 2 semesters 

Cost per credit: $700 

Flexible program: Online and asynchronous 

No GRE Requirement 

How Can You Use This Certificate?

Graduates will achieve more advanced positions and can work in a wide variety of environments.  

  • Chief nursing officer
  • Quality director
  • Director of Nursing
  • Clinical nurse leader
  • Project manager

Highlighted Courses

  • Principles of Curriculum and Evaluation (NUR 663) 
  • Educational Principles and Practices (NUR 664) 
  • Nursing Educator Residency (NUR 668)

Program Contact

Gary Gilleece, MBA, M.Ed

Graduate Recruiter, Blair College of Health

Meet Your Professors


The master’s degree program at Queens University of Charlotte is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For more information regarding accreditation, please visit our webpage.

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