Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education (Post-Master’s)

Nursing Education

Program Director: Dr. Diana Stotts
College of Health Professions
Program website





Program Overview:
The Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education requires 18 hours of course credit. The purpose of the Certificate is to prepare nurses who have MSN degrees as nurse educators.

Program Highlights:

  • Graduates of this program are eligible to take the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center Certification Examination for Nursing Education or Nursing Education Advanced.

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure:Under the Code of Federal Regulations 668.6B, the following information is provided to prospective students seeking only the certificate (not simultaneously with a degree) to help them make informed decisions about this program, which does not lead to a degree. NOTE: Standard Occupational Classification (“SOC”) codes are issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. The SOC is linked to the occupational profile on O*NET, the nation’s primary source of occupational information.

Intended Occupation for Certificate Holders Standard Occupation Code
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1072


Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Cost of books and supplies (estimate): $500

Standard Time to Completion: 3-4 semesters

Information about Students who have Completed the Certificate-Only Program in the Most Recent Full Year (December 2010-August 2011):
NOTE: On-Time Completion Rate is the percentage of students who graduated between December 2010-August 2011, who completed this program in the normal completion time.

  • Number of certificate-only students enrolled: 1
  • Number of certificate-only students completing: 1
  • On-Time Completion Rate: TBD
  • Job Placement Rate: NA (most will complete the certificate while already employed)
  • Median Loan Debt: TBD

Certificate Application Essentials
How to apply:

  • Prospective certificate-only students should apply for admission to Marshall University as a Certificate/Professional Development student and select the Nursing Education Certificate on the application form.
  • Submit a separate application to the MSN program: MSN application
  • Must hold an MSN from an NLNAC accredited program.
  • Evidence of a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in a US jurisdiction (verification form included with MSN application).

Deadline for Application: October 1 (Spring semester); April 1 (Fall Semester)