Nursing Education (NE)

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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The Nursing Education Certificate Program (14 credits) at University of Detroit Mercy provides qualified nurses with the opportunity to learn the principles and practice of educating individuals for nursing careers.

Nursing education courses, offered as part of the nursing education certificate, may be required for students who are funded by the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP).  Students who have an interest in teaching can select nursing education courses as an additional elective or pursue the post-baccalaureate nursing education certificate.

If you are currently working or plan to work in staff development or nursing education, you will benefit from this program which is designed to promote the ability of nurses to facilitate others in learning the art and science of nursing.

You will gain specialized training in:

  • Instructional methods
  • Program planning
  • Evaluation

And you will be assisted along the way by dedicated Detroit Mercy faculty and support staff.

The certificate program includes learning in the areas of:

  • Curriculum development and evaluation
  • Course design
  • Teaching/learning methodologies
  • Assessment of student classroom and clinical learning.

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    Sample Program Plan



    1. Exemplify various teaching/learning strategies and approaches appropriate for classroom, laboratory and clinical settings.

    2. Integrate facilitation of learner development and formation as nurses into personal growth as an educator.

    3. Explain the processes of curricular design and evaluation of program outcomes.

    4. Design and implement curriculum development and evaluation projects.

    5. Develop a set of resources and a plan for ongoing self-development as an educator.

    6. Differentiate the teaching, scholarship and service roles of the educator.


    Admission Criteria

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Nursing Education Admission Criteria

    1. A baccalaureate degree in nursing or another field from an accredited school
    2. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
    3. A minimum of 2000 hours as a registered nurse in the state of Michigan
    4. One letter of professional recommendation with someone in supervisory capacity.
    5. An autobiographical statement of personal goals and objectives
    6. An interview with graduate faculty
    7. Official Transcripts from each institution of higher education

    For more information and course descriptions, link to the online catalog.