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.
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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.
The following application requirements are effective for Spring 2016 applicants and beyond. Fall 2015 applicants, please refer to the 2014-15 catalog.
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 provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each
- 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:
- Describe how your professional experiences
have prepared you for future education in the role which is the focus of your
- Describe your plans to alter your work, professional
and/ or personal obligations in order to have the time needed for graduate
course and clinical practice work.
- Identify one significant
contemporary issue/ problem in the US Health care system and explore how
members of the nursing profession can help address that issue or solve that
- 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 student.
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
Admission 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
Please note: Due to restrictive state regulations, UCF is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in the following states. If you reside in one of these states, you may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted to a UCF online program. Please contact your state’s higher education regulation authorities or the UCF Graduate Program (see contact information above) for more details.
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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.