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Cedarville adds Nurse Educator Certificate program

by Alyssa Speicher, Public Relations Writer


A new Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program is now available at Cedarville University for nurses who already have a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree, but want to strengthen their expertise in nursing education.

“Many advanced practice nurses are interested in educating nurses, either in the clinical practice setting or in the academic setting,” said Rebecca Wagner, coordinator of Cedarville’s M.S.N. nurse educator focus area. “The new certificate allows them to be prepared for that role.”

The certificate is an abbreviated version of the M.S.N. Nurse Educator program. This certificate is designed for nurses who pursued a different focus for their M.S.N. but now want to be equipped to work as a nurse educator, staff educator, academic faculty member or continuing education provider.

The online program will include four, seven-week long courses and can be completed in two semesters. Courses will cover recent neuroscience research on how learning occurs, evidence-based strategies for teaching and learning, cutting-edge assessment and evaluation techniques and innovative curriculum design.

The program will also prepare students to sit for the exam offered by the National League of Nursing to become a Certified Nurse Educator.

“The school of nursing at Cedarville prepares nursing leaders who are committed to the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ,” added Wagner. “Students will have the chance to learn about teaching, learning and curriculum from a biblical worldview.”

This certificate will be the fifth graduate opportunity offered for nurses at Cedarville. Currently, they may earn an M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner, M.S.N. Global Public Health Nursing, M.S.N. Nurse Educator e and a Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health Nursing.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.