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This certificate is designed for MSN students in programs other than Nursing Education who wish to augment their education with coursework related to the academic setting and/or nursing staff development.  It is also offered as a post-master's option for MSN prepared nurses whose master's degrees were in fields other than nursing education.  The focus is on the development and enhancement of educator skills related to best practices for teaching, assessment of learning, and curriculum development.

Required Courses

Courses should be taken in the order below

NURS 5347Effective Teaching Strategies3
NURS 5348Evaluation of Learning3
NURS 5345Curriculum Development3
Admission Criteria
  • Valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse License
  • Undergraduate BSN degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or equivalent education at a foreign institution.
  • Admission to the UTEP School of Nursing graduate program or completion of an MSN from an accredited college or university in the United States or equivalent education at a foreign institution.
  • Completed graduate level course work in Nursing Theories (NURS 5310 or equivalent) and Nursing Research Appraisal and Application (NURS 5370 or equivalent) with a grade of B or better.

All three of the certificate courses must be completed with a grade of B or better for the certificate to be conferred.  Students are to apply to the Graduate School for the certificate during their last semester of the MSN program or, in the case of a post-master's student, during the last course of the certificate program.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 9

Nurse Educator Certificate (All courses require a grade of B or better)
Required Courses:
NURS 5345Curriculum Development3
NURS 5347Effective Teaching Strategies3
NURS 5348Evaluation of Learning3
Total Hours9