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Nursing Post Master's Certificate - Nursing Education


The Post Master's graduate certificate is a degree level that is intermediate between the Master's degree and the doctorate.

The Nursing Education certificate is designed to prepare students to meet established nurse educator competencies in one of five advanced clinical-focused areas: Adult Health Nursing; Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing; Critical Care Nursing; and Women's Health and Perinatal Nursing.  Pediatric Nursing will be available in Spring 2016. It provides a firm foundation in teaching/learning principles, curriculum/program development and evaluation, and methods to evaluate learning. The curriculum prepares graduates to assume the educator role with competence and confidence.

Didactic/theory courses are offered online and the clinical/practicum study is coordinated in each student's home area when possible. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is offered through a partnership of Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) universities. The partnership model allows TBR universities to share their most valuable resources to enrich program offerings. Classes are taught by faculty from participating universities. Faculty members are recognized experts in their content area, regardless of institution of employment. 

The Master of Science in Nursing program is fully accredited through fall 2019 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Degree Availability

Select a university from the list below to find out more about this certificate program. Upon completion, your certificate will be awarded and conferred by the institution you select as your home school.


Clinical Placement Procedures

Field placement is an integral component of the MSN program. It engages you in a supervised setting and provides opportunities to apply a variety of teaching modalities that will make you a more effective nurse educator in the traditional and online classroom. For more details about the clinical placement experience, including information about the process, procedures and required documentation, visit the home school links below:

Austin Peay State University
Tennessee State University
Tennessee Technological University
University of Memphis