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Certificate in Nursing Education Online

Build on your knowledge of the foundational principles and prepare to teach in various settings.

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Program Overview

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). Learn the essentials of curriculum development, teaching and evaluation strategies, and the role of the nurse educator—in as few as six months.

Why Choose UTA Online:

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

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 may continue in their program without interruption.

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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.

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UTA is committed to providing an outstanding education that is also affordable. Tuition is structured to give our students the best value and flexibility.

$6,180 Total Tuition
$1,545 Per Course*
$515 Per Credit Hour

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Our Certificate in Nursing Education online program offers multiple start dates and is ideal for students who seek to balance their professional and personal lives.

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

Course Start Application Deadline All Supporting Documents Due Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Session
4/6/2020 3/6/2020 3/6/2020 4/1/2020 4/3/2020 Spring
5/18/2020 4/17/2020 4/17/2020 5/13/2020 5/15/2020 Summer
6/29/2020 5/29/2020 5/29/2020 6/24/2020 6/26/2020 Summer
8/17/2020 7/17/2020 7/17/2020 8/12/2020 8/14/2020 Fall
9/21/2020 8/21/2020 8/21/2020 9/16/2020 9/18/2020 Fall
11/2/2020 10/2/2020 10/2/2020 10/28/2020 10/30/2020 Fall

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

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icon Official Transcripts
icon Active RN License
icon 2 Years Experience
icon Online Application
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icon Active RN License
icon 2 Years Experience

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

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NURSC 5329: Role of the Nurse Educator

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Investigation of the roles and functions of the nurse educator.

NURSC 5302: Curriculum Development and Evaluation

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Explore the nature of nursing education. Focus on the curriculum process and its application to nursing education programs.

NURSC 5310: Teaching/Learning Theories, Strategies, and Evaluation

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Teaching/learning theories, strategies, and evaluations for educators.

NURSC 5312: Assessment and Evaluation Strategies (45 hours of clinical application required)

Duration: 5 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Advanced clinical practice with selected targeted patient populations.

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

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