The purpose of the Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education Program at Purdue University Northwest is to increase the numbers of nurse educators and improve the quality of nursing education. This purpose is accomplished by: providing knowledge and experience in curriculum development; teaching methods to enable qualified master’s prepared nurses to assume the role of beginning faculty; and providing faculty who wish to acquire formal academic preparation in teaching the means to do so. The target audience for this program consists of master’s students and master’s prepared advanced practice nurses, as well as faculty interested in continuing their formal education in teaching.
Credit Hour Requirements
The certificate requires students to complete 12 credit hours consisting of the following courses:
- NUR 66000: Curriculum Development in Nursing (3 credits)
- NUR 66100, Theories and Principles of Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education. (3 credits)
- NUR 66200: Teaching Strategies for Nursing (3 practicum credits; 135 clock hours)
- NUR 66300, Assessment and Measurement in Nursing Education (3 credits)