Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education

APU’s MSN in Nursing Education program provides comprehensive preparation to become a nurse educator.

The Nursing Education Certificate program prepares nurses for teaching roles in various clinical and/or academic settings. This program builds on skills and knowledge obtained in a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. Note: Students must be admitted to the university before registering for this program (see Admission section below).


Required Courses
GNRS 516Integrative Disease and Symptom Management3
GNRS 518Supervised Practicum in Health Care 13 (1/2)
GNRS 660Theories of Teaching and Instruction3
GNRS 661Leadership and Role Development in Nursing Education3
GNRS 662Assessment, Curriculum, Development, and Outcomes3
GNRS 663Clinical Practicum in Nursing Education3 (0/3)
GNRS 664Teaching and Learning Strategies for Nursing Education3
Total Units21

Units in parentheses are classroom/clinical units


University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.

International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Articulate a Christian worldview, demonstrating respect for the dignity and uniqueness of others, valuing diversity, and applying spiritual concepts.
  2. Engage in scholarly inquiry and critical thinking, including evaluation and application of evidence-based research.
  3. Appraise and apply knowledge to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions that promote health and prevent disease.
  4. Demonstrate thoughtful analysis of the legal, political, ethical, and/or financial factors impacting health care.
  5. Use information systems and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, promote quality, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to coordinate and collaborate with other healthcare team professionals.
  7. Engage in clinical reasoning, effective communication, and act as change agents to develop professional identity and practice skill.