Nurse Educator, Graduate Certificate

12 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall, Spring & Summer
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Program Tabs


The Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator is designed to prepare nurses who have a BSN or MSN to become educational leaders in academic settings. This certificate consists of four courses, for a total of twelve semester hours and can be completed within one calendar year. The Graduate Certificate provides the student with the coursework needed to enhance the student's professional teaching skills. Students are admitted for the Spring term.

The program is 100% online and designed to be flexible for working professionals hoping to continue their education. 

The Certificate in Nurse Educator can be completed in 2-3 semesters if enrolled part time.  


Application Deadline: 

  • August 1 (fall)
  • November 1 (spring)
  • May 1 (summer)

Admissions & Requirements:

General requirements for graduate students at UNC Charlotte can be found on the Graduate Admissions website

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, the following are required for admission to the Graduate Certificate - Nurse Educator program:

  • A BSN or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from a regionally accredited program.
  • Current unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • One official transcript of all academic work attempted beyond high school.
  • Essay (statement of purpose) in application packet should include a description of a selected area of specialization in nursing practice. It is expected that the student will develop a portfolio demonstrating expertise in a specialization during this program of study.
  • Three letters of professional recommendation.

Certificate Requirements:

  • The Nurse Administrator program consists of 12 semester hours.  Students will complete four specialty courses.  The certificate can be completed in one through part-time study. Courses can be transferred.

Additional Certificate Requirements:

  • A total of 15 hours of supervised classroom teaching experience, individually arranged, is required.
  • The program consists of 12 credit hours and can be completed in 12 months of part-time study.

NURS 6301: Curriculum and Instruction in Nursing Education (3)
NURS 6302: Trends and Issues in Nursing Education (3)
NURS 6303: Instructional Technology in Nursing Education (3)
NURS 6304: Teaching Nursing Practicum in Nursing Education (3)


*Rates are subject to change*


  • $280.34 per credit hour
  • $150 per credit hour tuition increment
  • $5,165.00 est. program cost

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $521.29 per credit hour
  • $150 per credit hour tuition increment
  • $8,056.00 est. program cost

Non Resident:

  • $1,026.68 per credit hour
  • $150 per credit hour tuition increment
  • $14,121.00 est. program cost