The School of Nursing offers a post-master’s Nursing Education certificate program. This program is for nurses who have a Master’s degree in nursing and who would like to take courses in the Nursing Education Option, within the Master of Science degree in Nursing. The purpose of the Nursing Education Post-Master’s Certificate option is to prepare graduates with competencies in knowledge and skills as a nurse educator in a variety of settings. The theoretical component prepares students in advanced scientific nursing knowledge, educational theories, teaching methodologies, evaluation, and curriculum design and development. Coordinated practical experiences are designed to provide a beginning teaching experience in staff development, client education programs, and collegiate nursing. The student will be given the opportunity to participate in both classroom and clinical teaching and to investigate the broader role of the faculty member within the academic and service setting.
- Current California Registered Nurse License
- Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN or MN)
- Completion of a second application to the School of Nursing including 2 references and an essay
- Completion of a basic recent (within five years) physical assessment course unless currently certified and practicing as a nurse practitioner
- Satisfactory background check
Additional Admissions Requirements for Nurses with other Master’s Degree to entry for Certified Nurse Practitioners:
Prior to entering the first clinical lab, students must have
- University liability insurance,
- a satisfactory background check,
- a current American Heart Association CPR card,
- a satisfactory annual physical examination,
- proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases,
- an initial 2 step Mantoux skin test and a chest X-ray if there is evidence of a positive TB skin test.
- Drug screening may be requested depending on agency requirements.
Students will qualify for the award of the Nursing Education post-master’s certificate after they have successfully completed the required certificate courses, a total of 15 units, with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
U.S. Department of Education