Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
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Nursing Education Certificate

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College : Nursing Degree :CRT
Department : Nursing Option : N/A
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The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education is designed to prepare nurses and other health care professionals to teach in professional health care education programs.
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Total Credit Hours Required:
9 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)

Optional Courses

Students may take optional courses from the following list:

  • NGR 6714 Clinical Teaching Strategies for Nursing (3 credit hours)
  • NGR 6715 Application of Instructional Technology for Nursing Education (3 credit hours)

Application Requirements

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. The following application requirements must be submitted to the UCF College of Graduate Studies in order to be considered for the Nursing Education Graduate Certificate program:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • MSN degree 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:
    o Describe how your professional experiences have prepared you for future education in the role which is the focus of your desired track.
    o 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.
    o 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 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 student.
  • Two professional recommendations describing your ability to be successful in a graduate certificate program. Include at least one clinical reference preferably from a supervisor and one academic reference preferably from a nursing faculty member from a graduate program evaluating potential for graduate study.

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. 

  • Alabama
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota

Application Deadlines

Nursing Education Certificate Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants


Mar 15



International Applicants





International Transfer Applicants