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Teaching in Nursing

Graduate Certificate

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Nurse Educators play a vital role in developing the next generation of nurses. In the IU Online Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Nursing, you will learn from nationally recognized faculty experienced in preparing both novice and experienced educators to: 

  • Design evidence-based nursing curriculum
  • Develop innovative, effective teaching strategies
  • Evaluate student learning
  • Utilize best practices in the field of nursing education 

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Nursing prepares you to launch a career as a nurse educator in a variety of healthcare contexts or settings, including: 

  • Community colleges
  • Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Community health agencies 
  • Private industry
  • Privately supported educational institutions 


For nurses who already hold an MSN degree in another specialty, completion of the certificate program fulfills the educational eligibility requirements for the Certified Nurse Educator credential from the National League for Nursing.

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Nursing, you must complete a minimum of 17 credit hours, including 75 hours of supervised advanced clinical practice and 150 hours of supervised teaching practicum.

Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • Teaching in nursing core courses (13 credit hours)
  • Nursing education practicum (4 credit hours)


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. BSN or MSN degree from a CNEA, CCNE, or ACEN accredited school of nursing
  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Active, unencumbered U.S. RN license

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Three professional references
  • Screenshot of your RN license 
  • Five short essay questions 


T601Advanced Nursing Education4 Credits
T604Curriculum in Nursing3 Credits
T618Evaluation in Nursing3 Credits
T620Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators3 Credits
T680Nursing Education Practicum4 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $625.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1875.00

-Additional fees will apply.

-This program is ineligible for financial aid. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1664.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4992.00
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