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US News and World Report Best Graduate Nursing Program 2023

Teaching in Nursing, Graduate Certificate

Lead the way in developing the next generation of nurses when you earn a IU Online Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Nursing. Ranked among the best in the nation, this program provides the knowledge and skills you need to become a nurse educator.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 15

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $650.25

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $1697.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

In the IU Online Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Nursing, you’ll learn how to become a nurse educator who can help develop the next generation of nurses. Nationally recognized faculty will teach you how to design evidence-based nursing curriculum; develop innovative, effective teaching strategies; evaluate student learning; and leverage best practices in the field of nursing education.

As a student in the program, you’ll benefit from a career-focused program ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • B.S.N. or M.S.N. from a CNEA, CCNE, or ACEN-accredited school of nursing
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Active, unencumbered U.S. RN license

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 
Application Deadlines

Fall semester: July 15

Spring semester: December 1

Summer semester: April 1

Note: This program is not eligible for financial aid.

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

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

By successfully completing the Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Nursing, nurses holding an M.S.N. in another specialty will be eligible for the Certified Nurse Educator credential from the National League for Nursing.

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)


NURS-T 601 Advanced Nursing Education 4 Credits
NURS-T 604 Curriculum in Nursing 3 Credits
NURS-T 618 Evaluation in Nursing 3 Credits
NURS-T 620 Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators 3 Credits
NURS-T 680 Nursing Education Practicum 4 Credits

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