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Nursing Education and Faculty Role Post-Graduate Certificate

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Friday, August 07, 2015 Apply Now

Earn Accreditation to Train Tomorrow’s Nursing Professionals with an Online Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education 

Drexel University's online Nursing Education and Faculty Role Post-Graduate Certificate prepares nurses to work as educators and faculty for nursing programs at all education levels. This degree has a distinct focus on preparing students to successfully pass the new Certified Nursing Educator exam. This program can generally be completed in one year of part-time study. Transcripts will be reviewed and course work will be determined on an individual basis.

With a critical nursing faculty shortage in the United States and abroad, Drexel’s exclusively-online post-graduate certificate provides students with the essential skills and expertise to be effective nursing educators.

This certificate trains current or prospective nursing educators to teach the nursing practice in the classroom or via online modules—and to utilize new and innovative technologies in both environments. Participants complete two role practicum experiences in teaching, providing ample opportunity to apply theory to practice.

Residency Requirements:
Today’s nurse educator must possess essential skills utilizing teaching/learning technologies to enhance learning across all settings. Given the recent emphasis of simulated experiences in academic and hospital settings, Drexel University nursing faculty have incorporated a three-day mandatory on-campus residency into the Nurse Educator and Faculty Role track. This residency builds proficiency in designing and implementing simulated learning experiences and includes hands-on sessions with Standardized Patients, high fidelity simulators, and contemporary teaching/learning technologies used in the educational process.

Students of the Graduate Certificate Nursing Education and Faculty Role program will be required to attend the residency when taking the NURS 632 Practicum. The residency hours will count as part of the required 160 total practicum hours (24 practicum hours earned.) The residency is offered biannually in June or January.

Please view the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulated Practice (CICSP) at http://www.drexel.edu/cnhp/about/CICSP 

For more information, contact Student Services Manager, Redian Furxhiu, at 267.359.5691 (rf53@drexel.edu.)

Drexel Online’s Post-Graduate Certificate is distinguished from other online programs:  

A Post Bachelor's Certificate is also available with no practicum requirement.


Drexel University is not currently accepting applications in this program from prospective students living in following states: Iowa, North Carolina, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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