Graduate Certificate

Online Nursing Education Graduate Certificate

Take your passion for nursing to the next level by learning practical teaching methods.

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Become a competitive job candidate in the nurse education field.
Small class sizes allow for one-on-one attention from educators to ensure you gain the knowledge and skills it takes to succeed as a nurse educator.
Explore theories and practices to help you advance healthcare and make a difference.

Nursing Education Graduate Certificate Overview

There is a need for highly qualified nursing educators to teach the next generation of nurses and educate patients and families. The Nursing Education Graduate Certificate provides students an opportunity to learn about the clinical practice and nursing educator roles in an academic and clinical practice setting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 132,600 openings for postsecondary teachers like nursing instructors are projected each year from 2021 to 2031.1

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Those holding an MSN degree who are licensed registered nurses
  • Students seeking to advance their careers to become nursing educators either in clinical practice or in the academic setting
  • Those who want to complete their certificate fully online

Complete the Degree so You Can:

  • Integrate scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, global initiatives and other sciences to improve patient care across the lifespan and in diverse settings
  • Use methods, technology and other tools, performance measures and standards related to quality improvement and safety with organizations
  • Utilize organizational and systems leadership to promote decisions directed at achieving high-quality, safe, and cost-efficient patient care
  • Translate and integrate scholarship, educational strategies and evidence into practice settings to optimize quality patient outcomes
  • Integrate broad organizational, client-centered and culturally appropriate concepts to provide evidence-based clinical prevention, care and services to individuals, families and populations
  • Utilize patient-centered communication technologies to integrate, deliver and enhance health care across the lifespan
  • Collaborate as a member and leader of inter-professional teams to intervene at the system level through policy development processes and employing advocacy strategies to influence health, education and practice
  • Provide care and mentoring in a compassionate manner that respects, protects and enhances spiritual integrity, human dignity and cultural diversity

Refer to UWF Cost of Attendance Estimates and Financial Literacy for more information on UWF costs and financial aid.


  1. “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Postsecondary Teachers.” Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on May 19, 2023 from