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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.
Nursing Education and Faculty Role post-graduate certificate students will be required to attend the residency when taking NURS 626 and NURS 627 (Practicum I and II). 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. Housing is available for all students who live at a distance.
Please view the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulated Practice (CICSP) at http://www.drexel.edu/cnhp/about/CICSP
For more information, contact Mr. Redian Furxhiu 215-762-3999 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Drexel Online’s Post-Graduate Certificate is distinguished from other online programs:
A Post Bachelor's Certificate is also available with no practicum requirement.
Interested in learning more? Click here to view the Nursing Education and Faculty Role Post-Graduate Certificate curriculum or select one of the links on the upper left hand side for additional information about the program.
Students taking an online course with a clinical component or practicum CANNOT do the clinical or practicum portion of the course within the state of Maryland at this time. If you are a licensed Registered Nurse (R.N.) you may complete a clinical or practicum in Virginia and Delaware which share in a Nurse Compact for Licensure with Maryland. Students who reside in Maryland may continue to take online courses at Drexel University, but they must do the clinical portion of the course in another state. If you have already made arrangements to do clinical in Maryland, please contact your Academic Advisor or Director of Clinical Education immediately to help you find a new clinical site. Drexel University is in the process of applying for a Certificate for Approval to Operate in Maryland.