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College of Nursing:
Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education

This certificate program prepares nurses for faculty positions in all types of undergraduate nursing programs as well as for educator roles in diverse practice settings. Students who complete this certificate program have the knowledge to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs for nursing students and other individuals and groups needing health-related education.

Note on Licensure

The post-master's certificate program in Nurse Executive, Nursing Education, or Nursing Informatics is not a licensure-leading program and will not prepare students as nurse practitioners.

Note on CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), post-graduate APRN certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Certificate Requirements

  • 23 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (3 credits)
  • Specialization courses (20 credits)



Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Term Course Credits
Quarter 1

NURS 6002 - Perspectives on Graduate Study for Advanced Nursing Practice


NURS 6003 - Perspectives on Graduate Study for Advanced Nursing Practice

3 credits

NURS 6370 - Foundational Skills for Nurse Educators in Academic and Healthcare Environments

5 credits
Quarter 2

NURS 6321 - Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Evaluation

5 credits

NURS 6331 - Teaching Learning Strategies: Integrating Technology Into Nursing Education

5 credits
Quarter 3

NURS 6351 - Role of the Nurse Educator (Includes Practicum Experience)

5 credits

Note on Field Experience and Relocating

Students who are considering relocating are advised to contact their student success advisor or Tempo coach prior to any decision to relocate in order to determine how relocation may impact progress in their program.  They can provide information and guidance on how relocating may result in possible changes, restrictions, and/or additional requirements affecting field experience. Each Board of Nursing and Higher Education Authority governs the field experience rules and regulations in their respective states, and students may be unable to complete field experience in the state in which they plan to relocate. While Walden is committed to working collaboratively with students to secure field sites across the United States, it is imperative that students contact their student success advisor or Tempo coach immediately when considering relocating.