May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Nursing - Nurse Educator (CNE) - Certificate

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12 credits

3.0 GPA required.

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

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 of clinical experience teaching in academic and healthcare settings. These courses may be taken over one year or more. All of the courses are offered using distance teaching strategies.

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 five 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 ; or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner .

Clinical Hours: 180

1 clinical credit = 60 hours of contact time