Nursing Education Graduate Certificate Program (Non-Degree)

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Certificate Requirements — 9-12 Credits

The certificate in nursing education is intended to provide master's and doctorally prepared nurses with advanced knowledge in nursing education and academic roles. Six credit hours may be used as elective credit in the UNC PhD in Nursing Education program. The certificate courses are online.

Master's prepared nurses and current master's or doctoral students in nursing from other academic institutions may apply for admission. Applicants must have a BSN and a current license as a registered nurse. Students must complete the required coursework with a grade of “B” or better. Application materials include a cover page with a statement of intent relative to nursing education and are available on the UNC School of Nursing home page at Completed applications are submitted electronically prior to enrollment. Applications will be considered on an open schedule.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit — 9-12 hours

NURS 521Clinical Instruction and Precepting in Nursing


NURS 631Teaching Strategies for Practice and Academic Settings


NURS 661Planning and Evaluating Education in Practice and Academic Settings



NURS 760Advanced Nursing Curriculum Design


NURS 695Advanced Academic Nursing Roles