The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education is designed to prepare nurses and other health care professionals to teach in professional health care education programs, health care agencies and the community. The certificate program can be completed entirely online.
CURRICULUMThe certificate program requires three courses, for a total of 9 credit hours.
|Total Credit Hours Required:|
Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree|
Optional courses cannot be substituted for the required courses and do not count toward the certificate.
Required Courses—9 Credit Hours
- NGR 6718 Evaluation in Nursing Education (3 credit hours)
- NGR 6791 Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators (3 credit hours)
- NGR 6713 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (3 credit hours)
Students may take as
an optional additional course:
- NGR 6715 Application of Instructional Technology for
Nursing Education (3 credit hours)
Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
Admission to the program is competitive on a
space-available basis. In addition to the general UCF
graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from
each college/university attended.
- MSN degree earned or
in progress from an accredited institution.
- Address the
following 3 items in a written essay. Total word count for all (not each)
answers should be 500 words or less, double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman
font, and 1 inch margins:
- Discuss the impact of the graduate nursing
education in your desired track on the evolution of your professional role.
- Describe the path you would take to ensure
success in your graduate nursing education
- Identify one significant contemporary issue or problem in US health care and explore how members of the nursing profession can
help address that issue or solve that problem.
- Curriculum Vitae which reflects prior education, recent clinical
accomplishments, any recent scholarly work (publications and presentations),
awards, additional certifications and activities with professional
organizations. For recent graduates this can include accomplishments as a
Before submitting your application,
it is recommended that applicants call the College of Nursing Graduate Office
at 407-823-2744 to schedule an appointment with an adviser to discuss your
goals for graduate study. It is advantageous to discuss the program before
writing the required essay because the essay must address your goals for
post-master’s preparation for nursing education.
to the program is competitive, based on evaluation of the applicant’s
abilities, past performance, recommendations, FDLE/FBI finger printing and
certified background checks, and the match of UCF’s master's programs with
career goals. The College of Nursing accepts the most qualified students.
Since enrollment is limited, not all students who apply may be accepted, even
if minimum requirements are met.
|Nursing Education Certificate||
|Feb 15||Sep 15|
International Transfer Applicants
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.