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Certificate in Nursing Education


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Education

The Certificate in Nurse Educator Program at University of Detroit Mercy provides qualified nurses with the opportunity to learn the principles and practice of education for the preparation of individuals for nursing careers. The certificate program includes learning in the areas of curriculum development and evaluation, course design, teaching/learning methodologies, and assessment of student learning in classroom and clinical settings. Nurses considering teaching in a nursing education program will benefit from studying the art and science of education, which is designed to promote the ability of nurses to facilitate others in learning the art and science of nursing. Credits earned in this certificate program apply toward the full master’s degree in nursing.

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    Admission Criteria

    1. A baccalaureate degree in nursing or another field.
    2. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
    3. A license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan.
    4. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
    5. One letter of professional recommendation from someone in a supervisory capacity.
    6. Professional CV or current resume.
    7. An autobiographical statement of personal goals and objectives.
    8. An interview with graduate faculty.

    Certificate in Nursing Education

    • NUR 5850 Curriculum Development (3 credits)
    • NUR 5790 Nursing Program Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)
    • NUR 5780 Nursing Curriculum and Instruction in Adult Education (3 credits)
    • NUR 5860 Instructional Methods (3 credits)
    • NUR 5960 Teaching Practicum (2 credits)

    Total: 14 credits



    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Master of Science in Nursing degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, and Post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of Detroit Mercy McAuley School of Nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW Suite 750, Washington, DC  20001. Telephone: (202) 887-6791.


    Program Contact Information

    Ms. Suzanne Erwin
    HP 121
    McNichols Campus
    Telephone: 313-993-2481
    Fax: 313-993-1271

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