Aug 12, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Education (Post Master’s) Graduate Certificate


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Department: Dean’s Office
 

 
The Nursing Education (Post-Master’s) Graduate Certificate prepares nurses to teach in a variety of educational and health care settings: schools of nursing, nursing professional development departments, and/or client education programs. Upon completion of the Post-Master’s Nursing Education Graduate Certificate individuals are prepared to assume beginning faculty positions and/or assume education positions in health care institutions and/or the community. 
 
Certification is available through the National League for Nursing and Association for Nursing Professional Development.

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process


Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Additional Admission Requirements


In addition, applicant must have an M.S.N. in Nursing or Health related field from an accredited university.  USF matriculated students in the DNP and PhD are eligible for admission. Validation of coursework in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Health Assessment.


Criteria: MS, MSN, DNP, PhD, faculty, and community members who have two (2) years of teaching experience in the last five (5) years (with documentation from Director of Nursing Professional Development) or 2,000 hours of teaching experience within the last 3 years (with documentation from Academic Dean) are exempt from the practicum experience. 

Option 1 - Requirements for applicants with prior teaching experience:

  • Academic Educator Focused Students Complete 9 credits of the NED certificate courses. Practicum hours are not required. Upon request applicants may register for the practicum experience.
  • Nursing Professional Development Focused Students Complete 9-12 credits of the NED certificate courses. Practicum hours are not required. Upon request applicants may register for the practicum experience.  Nursing Professional Development Focused Students may also register for an elective course NGR 6716 Fundamentals of Nursing Professional Development offered in the fall semester.

Option 2 - Requirements for applicants without or limited teaching experience:

  • Academic Educator Focused Students Complete 9 credits of the NED certificate courses, and 6940 and 6947 practicum courses (4 credits) with an academic focus. Total of 13 credits.
  • Nursing Professional Development Focused Students Complete 9 credits of the NED certificate courses, and 6940 and 6947 practicum courses (4 credits) with an NPD focus. Total of 13-16 credits.

 

Curriculum Requirements (9 Credit Hours Minimum)


Graduate Certificate Time Limit


Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion


For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.

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