Nurse Education Certificate

College of Nursing - Denver



An online class is delivered 100% electronically using the internet or other computer-based methods. The teaching is conducted from a remote location through an online course learning management system or other online or electronic tools. Students have access to the teacher and classmates synchronously, asynchronously, or both. Online classes typically are term-based, but some may be offered in a self-paced format.

Explore best practices in evidence-based teaching and learning through a flexible, online format. Broaden your nursing career options; take the next step to prepare yourself for a role in nursing education. 
Combine clinical expertise with nursing education to pursue career opportunities in patient education, nursing education programs, and community education. 

Program content facilitates learning through evidence-based teaching and learning strategies, focusing on practical nursing application and emerging practices in nursing education. Emphasis is on the knowledge and skills needed to develop curricula, teaching skills, evaluation strategies, and integrating technology in the classroom, clinical, and online environments. 

Complete the certificate in one year or take as individual courses. The 9-credit Nursing Education Certificate Program consists of three required courses, each 3 semester credit hours.

How to Apply

Degree Requirements

  • NURS 7862: Best Practices to Enhance Teaching and Learning 3 credits - Spring semester
  • NURS 7864: Evolving Nursing Education Science and Nurse Educator Roles 3 credits - Summer semester
  • NURS 7865: Outcome-Focused Curriculum Design and Program Evaluation 3 credits - Fall semester
  • NURS 7863: Immersion in Nursing Education Practicum (Optional) 3 credits 
  • OPTIONAL: Elective not required for the Nursing Education Certificate; by permission of instructor