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About the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Why Study Nursing Education at Cedarville?

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.

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$5,000 Scholarship Offer

A limited number of $5,000 scholarships are now available to new graduate nursing students with financial need. Apply now to see if you qualify!

What Sets Cedarville Apart?

  • Biblical Worldview

    All courses are built on the solid foundation of Scripture.
  • Advanced Practice

    Cedarville's M.S.N. will equip you with the training and skills you need to serve as an advanced practice nurse.
  • Online

    All MSN and DNP courses are offered in an online format, with flexible part-time and full-time completion options.

Program Overview

Certificate in Nursing Education Highlights

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 MSN program or already have your MSN, a 12-credit hours graduate certificate will add value to your education.

What Can You Do With a 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.

Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates

Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.

Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.

Graduate Certificate Cost Information

Program Start Dates — You can enroll and begin classes in August, January, or May.

Program Curriculum

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

Program Format and Related Programs

Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.

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Program Contacts

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Maggie Hess

Director of Graduate Recruiting - Nursing and Ministry Programs


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Kim Higginbotham, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS

Associate Professor of Nursing


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Becka Wagner, EdD, RN, CNE, MSN, MSN/ED

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


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