Nurse Educator Certificate

Take your healthcare career beyond a graduate degree with a specialized nursing certification from Concordia University. Our post-master’s Nurse Educator Certificate enhances excellence in the science of educating nursing students and nursing staff. Nurse educators in all job positions will find value in demonstrating mastery of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Core Competencies.

This certificate is designed into eight competency modules. Upon completion and demonstrated proficiency, students will earn a badge for each module. After completing all eight badges, nurses will earn a certificate that meets the educational criteria necessary to sit for the NLN Certified Nurse Educator exam. This is recognized as a mark of distinction, demonstrating excellence in the specialty of nursing education.

Program Highlights

  • Provides the foundation in the knowledge and skills required to teach in a nursing education program or to teach peers or patients in a healthcare setting.
  • Flexible, self-paced, and interactive online learning that can be completed in approximately 4-6 weeks.
  • Meets the educational criteria for eligibility to sit for the NLN Certified Nurse Educator exam.
  • Real-time mentoring by qualified nurse educator.
  • Student mastery is demonstrated through testing and preparing individualized portfolio materials.
  • Courses are built upon a Christian foundation.
  • Demonstrating our commitment to nursing education, this certificate is affordably priced at $500 through 2018.

Curriculum Overview

  • Analyze current and emerging technology in the education of adult learners.
  • Incorporate adult education experiences for diverse learners in all areas of nursing education.
  • Analyze current, emerging, and critical challenges and opportunities in nursing education.
  • Critique the mission, vision, core values, and goals for a nursing education program informed by the historical, theoretical, and scientific foundations of nursing education.
  • Apply varied approaches to assessing and evaluating learning in nursing education.

Entrance requirements

  • MSN or doctoral degree from an accredited nursing school
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the USA

How to Apply

  • Application form available at
  • Current CV or resume that includes educational and professional experience
  • All official transcripts from highest nursing degree (MSN or doctoral)
  • Copy of RN license


Demonstrating our commitment to nursing education, this certificate is affordably priced at $500 for the first year’s offering.


The nursing programs at Concordia University Wisconsin are accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 202.887.6791,

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