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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - Nurse Educator (NE) - Certificate

A Plan of Study is available on the Graduate Certificate in Nursing website.

Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs

Grounded in an environment of scholarship, the mission of the WSU Department of Nursing is to educate knowledgeable caring, ethical, creative, and accountable nurse leaders who provide person- and relationship-centered care for individuals, families, groups, communities and populations in a diverse society. This mission is based on the beliefs that:

  • a caring, diverse, and respectful community provides the best environment for students to learn how to care for themselves and others
  • optimal learning to care for self and others occurs in a caring, diverse and respectful community
  • faculty and students are accountable for maintaining and modeling professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct
  • recognizing and valuing human diversity is essential to person- and relationship-centered care
  • individuals have different ways of knowing and learning about the world
  • creativity and innovation contribute to continuous quality improvement and sustainability
  • an enriched learning environment is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students
  • effective nurse leaders engage in continuous professional development and lifelong learning

The Graduate Programs in Nursing offer six Graduate Certificate programs for nurses interested in post-nursing graduate education: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner ; Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist ; Family Nurse Practitioner Nurse Educator ; Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ; or Nursing and Organizational Leadership .

Graduate Certificate - Nurse Educator (12 S.H.)

This certificate program is designed for Post-Nursing Graduate degree prepared nurses making career moves from practice-based employment to education programs and is part of an effort to expand the outreach and access to educational programming for the preparation of qualified Nurse Educators. The program consists of three seminar courses and one practicum consisting of 180 hours clinical experience teaching in academic and health care settings. These courses may be taken in one semester or over two semesters. All of the courses are offered using distance teaching strategies.

Total Credits: 12 S.H.

Clinical hours: (1 clinical credit = 60 hours of contact time)

Nurse Educator (Certificate): 180 Clinical Hours