Nursing Education

SU Nursing offers a post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education designed to prepare a student already holding a master’s degree in nursing, or enrolled in a graduate nursing program at Shenandoah University, for teaching positions in education and service settings.

Students enrolled in such a program must complete the requirement for their degree to apply for the certificate.  The courses in  this program will provide students with essential knowledge of the foundations in curriculum and program development; theoretical foundations of the instructional process; application of assessment, measurement, and evaluation theories in nursing education.  Students enrolled in the Health Systems Management graduate track with a focus in nursing education may also apply for the certificate.  The certificate will provide the student with the necessary knowledge, skills, values, meanings and experiences to assume the role of a nurse educator. Graduates of the Certificate in Nursing Education program have the required courses for eligibility to sit for the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination. 

Course of Study:

 Course  Title  Credit Hours
 N502  Principles of Teaching and Learning in Health Care Education  3
 N503  Curriculum Design in Nursing Education  3
 N604  Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education  3
 N605 Trends, Issues, and Technology in Nursing   3


The courses in this program are offered as online courses.  In order to be successful in the courses, the student must have a minimal level of computer competency.  Courses may be taken on a full or part-time basis.


Admissions requirements:

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Please contact Admissions for additional information at 540-665-4581