Nurse Educator Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Implement skills and strategies to advance professional nursing and health across populations and settings
  • Synthesize teaching/learning theories and research
  • Design curriculum to address the diverse learning needs of students in the educational environment.

Program Description

Hands-on experience in objective writing, teaching, clinical instructing, test writing and student management are offered through educational experiences provided by master educators.

Completion of the program meets the educational requirements to be eligible for the NLN CNE Certification Exam. There are four courses required for the program with a total of 12 credit hours. All courses must be completed within three years.

Note: Students are responsible for arranging their clinical preceptor and site for the Practicum course. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain clinical eligibility to practice during the program. It is recommended that the student become comfortable in the clinical setting in preparation for Practicum.

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements for UMKC, the requirements for admission into the NEC program are:

  • MSN from an accredited nursing program
  • Submission of current resume or curricula vitae
  • Copy of current licensure as a registered nurse with licensure in the jurisdiction where clinical study is to be conducted

The Post-Master's NE Certificate Program Courses

NURSE 5515NERole of the Nurse Educator2
NURSE 5516Curriculum Development in Nursing3
NURSE 5517Teaching Strategies in Nursing2
NURSE 5572NESynthesis Practicum for Nurse Educators (Preceptorship Course)3
NURSE 5559Evaluation Methods in Nursing2