Nurse Educator, Graduate Certificate

12 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall, Spring & Summer
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Become a Nurse Educator: Online Graduate Certificate Program for BSN and MSN Graduates

Are you a dedicated nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) looking to elevate your career and step into a role of educational leadership within academic settings? The UNC Charlotte Online Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator program is meticulously designed to prepare you for just that. With an innovative curriculum comprising four comprehensive courses, totaling twelve semester hours, this program is your stepping stone to becoming an educational leader in the nursing field.

Why Choose Our Nurse Educator Certificate Program?

  • Targeted Education: Specifically tailored for BSN or MSN graduates, this program equips you with advanced professional teaching skills, setting you apart as a leader in nursing education.
  • Flexible Online Learning: Understanding the demands on working professionals, our program is delivered 100% online. This flexibility allows you to balance your career and personal commitments while pursuing your educational goals.
  • Accelerated Completion: Designed for efficiency, our Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator can be completed within one calendar year or spread across 2-3 semesters for part-time students. This provides a pathway to quickly enhance your credentials and expertise.
  • Admission for Spring Term: We welcome new students into our program in the Spring term, allowing for a timely start to your journey towards becoming a nurse educator.

Advance Your Career as a Nurse Educator

Embark on a journey to enrich your teaching capabilities and influence the next generation of nursing professionals. The UNC Charlotte Online Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator program is the perfect launchpad for BSN or MSN graduates aspiring to become educational leaders. Whether you're aiming to enhance your professional skills or step into a new role in academic settings, our program provides the coursework and flexibility needed to achieve your goals.

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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* 


  • $288.82 per credit hour

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour

Non Resident:

  • $1,098.21 per credit hour

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