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Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Access a $1,000 Scholarship

Apply now and start your M.A. in October, January, or March, and you will be eligible for a $1,000 achievement scholarship! Cedarville’s ministry programs are among the lowest cost options you'll find. Financial aid is also available. Apply now!

About the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education will enhance your Master of Science in Nursing degree by equipping you to teach in healthcare or education settings. Adding to your advanced practice nursing skills, you will gain core knowledge in curriculum design, evidence-based teaching and learning strategies, and assessment and evaluation strategies for education.

Highlights of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Speed to completion — Completed in four seven-week online courses; can be completed in just two semesters

Value added —If you are currently enrolled in an M.S.N. program or already have your M.S.N., a 12-credit hours graduate certificate will add value to your education.

What Can I Do With the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education?

You will be prepared to teach in healthcare or education settings as a nurse education, staff educator, clinical faculty member, or continuing education provider.

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Preparing Nurse Educators

Cedarville's M.S.N. Nurse Educator program and Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education will equip you to be a wise, knowledgeable nurse educator in a variety of settings.

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Program Faculty

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Becka Wagner, Ed.D., RN, CNE

Coordinator of the Nurse Educator (NE) focus area, Associate Professor of Nursing

  • Location HSC 328
  • Phone 937-766-7723
  • Email Email


You will take four three-credit courses to complete the certificate.
  • Assessment and Evaluation for Nursing Educators
  • Curriculum Design and Development for Nurse Educators
  • Foundations of Nursing Education
  • Teaching and Learning Strategies for Nurse Educators
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog