Post Master’s Nurse Educator or Nurse Executive Leader Certificate
The Nurse Educator and Nurse Executive Leader Certificates are designed for professional registered nurses who possess a Master of Science or higher degree in nursing and are looking to build upon current expertise to gain advanced knowledge and skills in nursing education or nursing management and executive leadership.
The Nurse Educator Certificate promotes collaboration to meet the educational needs of a broad array of diverse learners including nursing students, interdisciplinary healthcare teams, patients, and populations in a variety of settings. Key concepts such as instructional design and technology, teaching and learning theory, curriculum development, and evaluation of learning are examined with emphasis on application to clinical practice. The certificate meets the education requirements described in the National League for Nursing’s eligibility criteria for the Nurse Educator certification examination.
The Nurse Executive Leader Certificate focuses on attributes to lead within complex healthcare systems. Key concepts such as effective communication, conflict resolution, leadership style, systems and strategic thinking, financial management, and resource allocation are examined. The certificate meets the continuing education requirements described in the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s eligibility criteria for the Nurse Executive Advanced certification examination.
Starting the Certificate Program
Applicants must have:
- A Master of Science or higher degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
- Earned a GPA of 3.000 or higher (on a 4.000 scale) upon completion of the master's or higher degree in nursing program
- Proof of unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the U.S.
- Official sealed transcripts from the institution where the highest degree in nursing was conferred
Each post master’s certificate requires completion of three 3-semester credit hour graduate-level nursing courses. Post master’s certificate students are held to the policies and procedures of the Benedictine University Graduate Catalog. As noted in the “Certificate Programs” policy, a minimum GPA of 3.000 in certificate applicable coursework is required to receive a certificate. Courses include:
Nurse Educator Certificate
|Evaluation Strategies and Methods
Nurse Executive Leader Certificate
|Building Effective Communication and Relationships
|Leadership and Systems Thinking
|Financial Management and Resource Allocation