Nurse Educator Certificate

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Are you passionate about advancing your career in academia?

This program caters to doctorally prepared nurses actively engaged in teaching or those aspiring to transition into the dynamic world of nursing education. Completion of the certificate not only qualifies you to take the Certified Nurse Educator Examination offered by the National League for Nursing but also positions you at the forefront of shaping the future of nursing education. This is an invaluable opportunity to become a nurse educator, preparing future nurses while enhancing your competitiveness in the field. Join us and be a vital part of the evolving landscape of nursing education.

  • The program consists of three courses that are completed over the course of three semesters, from fall to summer. If you wish, you may also participate in a practicum experience.
  1. NGR 6711 Instructional Theories and Learning Strategies in Nursing Education (Fall): This course provides students with appropriate principles, models and processes of instructional design to create appropriate educational experiences for graduate and undergraduate nursing students. Selected teaching/ learning theories are examined and applied to the role of nurse educator and nursing education practice.  
  2. NGR 6717 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education (Spring): This course provides students with a variety of evaluative approaches designed to promote a productive and effective learning environment. Practical application of measurement theory to the construction and use of educational evaluation instruments in provided. 
  3. NGR 6710 Curriculum Design and Program Evaluation (Summer): This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and requisite skill set needed to effectively evaluate nursing education focused curricula. Current trends in nursing education and accreditation are discussed; philosophies, conceptual frameworks are examined and applied. Best practices and guidelines for the integration of quality improvement and safety education are analyzed and applied to curriculum development.

The application process for the UF Professional Certificate program requires applicants to submit the following documents:

  1. The UF Professional Certificate program application, which can be accessed at the bottom of the page here: Certificates – University of Florida (
  2. Official transcripts from the highest degree earned. 

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The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Nurse Educator Certificate requires the following:

Nurse Faculty Loan Program | Funding for your education