This certificate is designed to provide advanced skills for practice as a Nurse Educator and to prepare the student to sit for the NLN Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam. 

NEW! Students pursuing any Nurse Practitioner MSN from Walsh will now be able to earn a Post-Graduate Nurse Educator Certificate for FREE! The result is expanded career growth opportunities both as a practitioner and/or as an educator! Ask your enrollment manager for details!

three graduate nursing students in lab coats consulting in an exam roomProgram Objectives

  • Utilize nursing and education research to create teaching strategies designed to support nursing education in a dynamic learning environment.
  • Exhibit leadership skills as a significant figure in the interdisciplinary health care team for the improvement of nursing education.
  • Analyze legal, ethical, and regulatory issues impacting health care delivery systems and education systems for the improvement of nursing education.
  • Engage in scholarship activities within the nurse educator role.

Who should consider the Nursing Education Certificate?

  • Post-master’s nurses with clinical expertise who are seeking educational training
  • Master’s students within any other track of Walsh’s Master’s Nursing program 
  • Nurses who are DNP or PhD graduates or students who wish to gain expertise as a nurse educator

What makes Walsh's Nursing Education Certificate Program unique?

Certificate Academic Guidelines

Admission Policy

Participants enrolled in the Nursing Education Certificate program must comply with The Byers School of Nursing Graduate admission requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Official transcript(s) of undergraduate, and all other graduate study, sent directly from the applicant's college(s) or university(ies) to the Walsh University Office of Admissions
  • Current resume
  • A 1000 word essay that will serve as the basis for the admission interview with faculty and be reviewed for writing style and content. It should address the following areas:
    Academic and career goals and how the Post-Master's Nurse Educator Certificate will help you realize those goals.
    Personal and professional attributes that will contribute to your success in the program.
    The essay should be typed in APA format. The essay will be evaluated on both the quality of writing and the congruence between stated goals and those of the program.
  • A current unencumbered Registered Nurse license

Program Delivery

The Nursing Education Certificate program is offered using a distance learning methodology*. Face to face classroom experiences are held at the main campus in North Canton, Ohio in conjunction with online methods.

(Please note that federal financial aid is not offered for this program.)

*Online refers to the definition from the Higher Learning Commission: Distance-delivered courses are those in which all or the vast majority (typically 75% or more) of the instruction and interaction occurs via electronic communication, correspondence, or equivalent mechanisms, with the faculty and students physically separated from each other

Nursing Education Certificate Program course requirements