Certificate in Nursing Education Online

Build on your knowledge of the foundational principles and prepare to teach in various settings. Play a vital role in helping to alleviate the nursing shortage by educating the next generation of nurses.

Apply by: 7/19/24
Start class: 8/19/24
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Program Overview

Get to know our Nursing Education Certificate online program

The Certificate in Nursing Education from The University of Texas at Arlington addresses the growing need for nurses by educating those who will teach and lead them. Designed for current BSN-prepared nurses, this 100% online program can prepare you to teach Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) or Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs).

This program was developed by a distinguished faculty team who collectively have more than 100 years of experience in nursing education. Graduates of this Certificate in Nursing Education program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate expertise in teaching and evaluating nurse learners, developing nursing programs, course(s), and curricula and positively impacting the future of the nursing profession
  • Develop collaborative relationships with education and healthcare professionals to focus on economic, psychosocial, cultural and environmental factors that impact the quality of nursing education
  • Use research and theoretical principles in the development, implementation and evaluation of nursing education

Learn the essentials of curriculum development, teaching and evaluation strategies, and the role of the nurse educator—in this fast-paced, affordable program.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to teach Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) or Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) and possess the expertise needed for leading roles in nursing education, including:

  • Instructional or Administrative Nurse Faculty
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Instructional or Administrative Nurse Faculty
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Clinical Nurse Educator

State Authorization

Residents of certain states may not be eligible to enroll in all UTA accelerated online programs. See program map for details. Currently enrolled students who reside in ineligible states will need approval to continue uninterrupted in their programs in accordance with applicable state laws. Approval is not guaranteed.

Also available:

UTA offers a wide variety of nursing programs online. Check out all of our online nursing programs.

Total Tuition $6,180
Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 12
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Tuition

Pay for your online program by the course

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education. That's why this online program offers pay-by-the course options.The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing students with a quality, affordable education. That's why this online program offers pay-by-the course options.

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Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $6,180
Per Credit Hour $515

Calendar

Know the important dates and deadlines

The Certificate in Nursing Education online program offers multiple start dates to accommodate your professional and personal schedule.

8-week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment Due
Summer II7/1/245/31/245/31/246/28/24
Fall I8/19/247/19/247/19/248/16/24
Fall II9/30/248/30/248/30/249/27/24
Fall III11/4/2410/4/2410/4/2411/1/24
Spring I1/6/2512/13/2412/13/241/3/25

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 7/19/24
Class Starts 8/19/24

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Admissions

Read the details of our admission criteria

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation admission process is the first step toward changing your life and enriching the lives of others. Familiarize yourself with these admission requirements, along with information on required documentation.

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Active RN license
  • 2 Years experience

Online Admission Requirements

  • Completion of all prerequisites, including a Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing from an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited program
  • GRE not required for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Undergraduate (basic) statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Probationary admission: GRE required for applicants with a 2.8-2.99 GPA with minimum score of 149 on the verbal section, 141 on the quantitative section, or 3.5 on the analytical writing section (best 2 of 3 sections)
  • Applicants must possess an unencumbered RN license. Two years of clinical experience in registered nursing is required.
  • International students:
    • Must have two years clinical experience in a U.S. (or equivalent) healthcare system
    • Must have a TSE score of 40 or higher. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required if the applicant's native or first language is not English and if he or she does not hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution. TOEFL score requirement: minimum of 550 on paper-based test, 213 on computer-based test, or 79 on the internet-based test, plus achieve the following minimum scores for subtests: Writing, 22; Speaking, 21; Reading, 20; and Listening, 16; or IELTS minimum score of 7.0.

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Distinguished Faculty Team


This program was developed by a distinguished faculty team who collectively have more than 100 years of experience in nursing education.

Courses

Learn the degree plan for our Nursing Education Certificate online program

In order to earn your Certificate in Nursing Education online, you must complete four courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Investigation of the roles and functions of the nurse educator.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explore the nature of nursing education. Focus on the curriculum process and its application to nursing education programs.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Teaching/learning theories, strategies, and evaluations for educators.
Duration: 5 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced clinical practice with selected targeted patient populations.

Additional Information

To see which courses are going to be offered on each start date, download the course schedule.

*Per-course tuition based on 3 credit-hour courses.

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