Certificate Program Details

Picture

University of West Georgia School of Nursing ranked 34th in the nation for "Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs" (U.S. News & World Report, 2013).

1 year | Credit Hours: 10

The School of Nursing Post-Master's certificate program in nursing education is designed for master's prepared nurses who desire further education for roles in teaching.

The program of study requires 10 credit hours and addresses innovations in curriculum, instructional skills and strategies, the development and use of educational technology, and educational assessment and evaluation. Students develop expertise in health education and promotion, patient education, professional development, or college/university teaching. Graduates meet the educational requirements to sit for the national certification examination as a nurse educator.

Program Description

The School of Nursing post-master's certificate program in education is designed for master's prepared nurses who desire further education for roles in teaching. The program of study requires 10 credit hours and addresses innovations in curriculum, instructional skills and strategies, the development and use of educational technology, and educational assessment and evaluation. Students develop expertise in health education and promotion, patient education, professional development, or college/university teaching. Graduates meet the educational requirements to sit for the national certification examination as a nurse educator. The School of Nursing Post-Master's Website includes a program handbook, directory of instructors and their credentials, as well as other vital information. Contact Ms. Alyicia Richards (Pre-enrollment advisor) alyrich@westga.edu 678-839-5115

Method of Delivery

Coursework is available 95% online; each course requires one face-to-face meeting.

Accreditation

SACS

Credit & Transfer

Total semester hours required to earn a degree: 10
Maximum Hours Transferable into program: 0

Tuition & Fees

Save money.

Online courses and programs can mean a huge cost-savings in many ways. No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Out-of-state students are not charged non-resident tuition rates.

Earn more.

The completion of an accredited online degree also increases your earning potential.

The bottom line - value.

Our online courses are as affordable as you will find among accredited schools.

For the most up-to-date and accurate cost information, see the Bursar's Office website at http://www.westga.edu/bursar/. (Fully online courses appear as NET charges on the bottom of the Bursar's spreadsheets.)

Coursework

Coursework completion is possible in as little as 1 year. Degrees are conferred in May. Coursework is available 95% online; each course requires one face-to-face meeting.

Role of Nurse as Educator - NURS-6501
Complete: 8 - 15 Weeks | Credit hours: 2.0

Description: Exploration of the role of advanced nursing practice related to teaching. Specific theories relating to teaching, health promotion and prevention will be included. Emphasis on theoretical bases of teaching adults.

Assessment and Instruction in Nursing Education - NURS-6502
Complete: 8 - 15 Weeks | Credit hours: 2.0

Description: Using a case study approach, course provides an in depth examination of assessing adult learning needs and identifying specific theory-based and/or research based interventions designed to meet identified needs. Assessment will include both individual and group assessment strategies.

Outcomes Evaluation in Nursing Education - NURS-6503
Complete: 8 - 15 Weeks | Credit hours: 2.0

Description: Using a case study approach, students will examine methods/ processes to assess learning outcomes. Individual and group outcomes will be addressed. Students will also explore ways to document and present evidence of outcomes evaluation. Students will explore the outcome evaluation as an essential role of the advanced practice nurse.

Nurse Educator Role Practicum I - NURS-6587
Complete: 8 - 15 Weeks | Credit hours: 2.0

Description: The focus of this course is on the application of theory and research in the educational practice setting. Opportunities are provided for students to demonstrate competencies in the selected role of nurse educator in a variety of educational and/or healthcare settings.

Nurse Educator Role Practicum II - NURS-6787
Complete: 8 - 15 Weeks | Credit hours: 2.0

Description: This course extends the knowledge developed in the Nurse Educator Role Practicum I course. Opportunities are provided for students to evaluate educational programs implemented in the first practicum course.

Guidelines for Admittance

  • All graduate applicants must complete the online Grad Application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
  • Applicants should also review the Graduate Studies Website for individual program specific requirements and tasks that must be completed prior to admission. See Graduate Studies Application Process.
  • International applicants are subject to additional requirements and application deadlines. See Procedures for International Students.
  • Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Admissions Office.

Program-specific Admittance Guidelines

  • Earned Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program. 
  • Non-refundable $40.00 application fee (one time only).
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended.
  • Satisfactory certificate of immunization (if you are a new student).
  • Evidence of current unrestricted licensure to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States and evidence of licensure in the state in which the practica will occur.
  • Professional resume or curriculum vita.
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Deadlines

Admits only in Spring

Admission Deadline: Nov 15

Admission Process Checklist

How to Apply:

  • Go to the Graduate Studies Website
  • Click "online application" under step 1
  • Create an account
  • Complete the application
  • Please provide RN license number of current licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States within the application .

Proof of the following should be submitted to the Office of Admissions:

  •  One transcript from each college or university attended

Please submit all transcripts to:

Office of Admissions
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Proof of the following should be submitted to the School of Nursing (ATTN: Embry Ice):

  • Profession curriculum vitae or resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Please submit the above documents to:

University of West Georgia
School of Nursing (ATTN: Embry Ice)
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118

The program specific admission checklist is available here: http://www.westga.edu/msn/index_171.php

One exception: If you will never travel to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.

Contact

Office of Admissions 678-839-5600 678-839-4747 (fax) admiss@westga.edu

Admissions – Mandeville Hall
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118-4160

The School of Nursing Website includes a program handbook, directory of instructors and their credentials, as well as other vital information.

Contact
Ms. Embry Ice (Pre-enrollment advisor) eice@westga.edu 678-839-5115

Dates

Spring 2013 Admission Deadline: November 15, 2012

Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate Only), Financial Aid, Fee Payment, Registration, Start/End of Term Dates, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP at http://www.westga.edu/registrar/766.php

Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines: 

Learning Objectives

  • 1.Utilize theoretical models, information systems and technology to perform effectively in a variety of nursing practice, leadership, and educational roles. (competence and critical thinking).
  • 2.Critically appraise original research for practice implications in the context of evidence-based practice.
  • 3.Examine influences on nursing practice and education, including social, economic, ethical, legal, and cultural diversity issues (conscience and critical thinking).
  • 4.Implement evidence-based practice competencies to achieve quality outcomes and enhance nursing care delivery, leadership and education (critical thinking).
  • 5.Demonstrate critical thinking skills in implementing changes and making decisions in the delivery of healthcare or in nursing education (change and critical thinking).
  • 6.Develop and implement practice, leadership, management, and teaching strategies for the improvement of healthcare or nursing education (commitment).
  • 7.Communicate effectively using a collaborative approach to improve nursing education, the quality of professional nursing practice and the healthcare system (collaboration and communication).
  • 8.Attain a level of scholarship congruent with preparation for doctoral study (commitment).
  • 9.Practice nursing in leadership and education roles in a manner that reflects caring as the essence of nursing (caring).
  • 10.Engage in advanced nursing practice that reflects a holistic view of self and others and respect for diverse cultures (holism).