Nurse Educator (Graduate Certificate)

Dr. Amy Berkley, Program Director
(816) 271-4415

A graduate Nurse Educator Certificate is also available. This option requires completion of 15 credit hours and is designed to serve those individuals who do not want to complete the full MSN program, but desire to build knowledge and skills specific to the academic or professional staff development educator role.

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and nursing GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • B.S.N. from a CCNE, ACEN, or CNEA accredited college or university.
  • Evidence of current, unencumbered RN license .
  • Completion of undergraduate statistics and research methods courses with a minimum of ‘B’ in each.
  • Completed MSN program application.
  • A supporting statement of interest discussing career goals and interest selected program track. 
  • Criminal background checks may be required. An applicant who has been found guilty of a Class A or B Felony may not be admitted.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Certificate Requirements
NUR 504Professional Role Development for Nursing Leaders3
NUR 608Curriculum and Program Development3
NUR 610Instructional and Evaluation Strategies3
Select six credit hours from the following:6
Foundations for Nursing Leadership
Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion
Advanced Pathopharmacology
Statistics for Decision Support
Informatics for Decision Support
Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Leadership
Total Credit Hours15

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than one grade of C in all required coursework.