Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education


NIU’s School of Nursing offers a post-master’s certificate in nursing education, which provides nurses with a foundation for teaching.

The nursing education certificate requires 13 semester hours of post-master’s study, which includes two didactic courses and two internship courses.

Prerequisite courses for admission include:

  • Advanced physiology/pathophysiology
  • Advanced pharmacology
  • Advanced health assessment

A gap analysis of each applicant's transcript will be done to evaluate the following advanced courses: physiology/pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment. Contingency-based admission to the program could be granted allowing students to complete these classes, if needed, within a designated timeframe from the date of admission.

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