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2014-2015 Graduate Catalogue 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Nurse Educator Post-Master’s Certificate, PCRT

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The purpose of the post-master‘s certification program is nursing education is to prepare qualified nurse educators in the appropriate use of nursing education theory. The curriculum allows for a balance between the theoretical, evaluative and information technology advances in nursing education with practical aspects of a nurse educator practicum to enhance the advanced practice role.

The post-master‘s certificate program is designed for:

  • Advanced practice nurses who have limited training and knowledge about nursing education principles and theories but deal with educational issues on a regular basis.
  • Nursing educators in associate and baccalaureate degree programs who have a master‘s degree in nursing or other health related areas critical to nursing but no specialized training in nursing education and perceive the need for additional skills.
  • Nurses who have earned graduate degrees and perceive the need for nursing education knowledge in their future careers or are simply interested in a deeper understanding of nursing education theory as it relates to their area of practice.

Admission Requirements

Students desiring admission into the Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate program musk seek admission to the UNCW Graduate School. Applicants interested in admission to the certificate program must hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a master’s degree in a health related area critical to nursing from a regionally accredited university or college in the United States or its equivalent from a foreign institution. The applicant must have a strong overall academic record as evidenced on official transcripts, current unrestricted North Carolina registered nurse license or registered nurse license from one of the affiliated compact states, and computer competency.

Applicants who want to be considered for the program must submit to the Graduate School:

  1. An online application for graduate admission
  2. All official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  3. Graduate GPA 3.0 or greater
  4. Three letters of recommendation (one each from a former nurse faculty member and current or former employer, preferred)
  5. Application fee
  6. Writing sample
  7. Current CV or Resume
  8. Application and supplemental documents must be submitted by the published deadline
  9. Demographic Form (email or mail directly to the program)

Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate Option Full Time Course Sequence

Required Course Sequence 12 Hours

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