The 9-credit program of study consists of two 3-credit nurse educator courses (NURSING 785 Foundations of Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education and NURSING 786 Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Nursing), and a 3-credit teaching practicum experience (NURSING 787 Nursing Education Practicum). The nurse educator courses will be delivered in a hybrid format (primarily online with regularly scheduled in-class sessions).

Those who complete the certificate are recognized for their specialized skills, knowledge, and abilities in the nurse educator role. The certification of nurse educators provides a means for faculty members to demonstrate their expertise in the science of nursing education. Obtaining the certificate signifies a commitment to professional development and to continuously improve the methods of teaching needed in the field of nursing.

Student who complete the certificate are eligible to sit for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator Examination. NLN recognizes the nurse educator role as a specialty area of practice.