Nursing CertificatesGraduate Certificate of Nurse Educator – Online

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Are you a nurse interested in becoming an educator in an academic or clinical setting?   

Our online Nurse Educator Certificate will prepare you with the knowledge you need to become a nurse educator in various settings.  For nurses with master’s or doctoral preparation, these graduate level courses make you eligible to take the national certification exam to become a CNE (Certified Nurse Educator).  

Through this certificate program, you’ll learn to:

  • Integrate evidence-based principles of teaching and learning into the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing education.
  • Utilize appropriate principles, models and processes of instructional design to create educational experiences for nurses.
  • Demonstrate Nurse Educator Core Competencies described by the NLN for the nurse educator.

The certificate program includes four courses, each seven weeks in length, with a total of 12 graduate credit hours.  The first three courses can be taken in any order, and then the fourth and final course is an immersive capstone experience that can be completed in your local area. At the completion of the program, you’ll earn an academic certificate from The Ohio State University.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the University’s Online Programs State Authorization webpage to find out whether their program of interest is available in their home state. Please check back often, as the College and University are aggressively pursuing authorization in all 50 states.

Admission to the certificate program will occur every autumn semester. If you would like to learn more, you can email the admissions team at