The nursing workforce needs qualified educators.

A recent survey by the Association of American Colleges of Nursing found that in 2016, U.S. nursing schools turned away 64,067 qualified applicants from undergraduate and graduate nursing programs – largely due to an insufficient number of faculty. The well-documented shortage of nursing faculty in the U.S. can be attributed to a number of factors, including an increasing number of retirements (and an even larger wave of retirements expected over the next decade), but the most pressing issue is that there are not enough new nurse educators being trained to fill all of the available positions. For those that do take on positions in nursing education, there is often insufficient preparation in educational methodologies to compliment their clinical skills, leading to increased challenges in the faculty role.

To meet the need for highly qualified, highly specialized Nurse Educators, Loyola now offers a 100% online Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate that will emphasize course development, curriculum, assessment and evaluation, teaching strategies, legal and ethical issues in education, and more. Taught by the same faculty as our respected on-campus programs, this flexible, 12-credit online program can be completed in as little as one year and is available to non-education master’s and doctorally-prepared nurses. This program will prepare students to sit for the highly respected NLN Certified Nurse Educator examination.

Discover your full potential.

Loyola’s 100% online Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate will prepare you to sit for the NLN Certified Nurse Educator examination, an in-demand certification that recognizes specialized knowledge, skill, and excellence in nurse education and practice. With these in-demand skills and credentials, students will be prepared to fulfill a variety of roles in nursing education, including:

  • Nurse Educator
  • Clinical Educator
  • Nursing Instructor
  • Nursing Faculty
  • Nurse Consultant

Flexible online courses, taught by experts.

Loyola’s online Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate program consists of 12 credit hours in the following education-specific nursing courses:

  • Philosophy, Theory, & Role
  • Teaching Methods
  • Assessment of Learning Outcomes
  • Curriculum Design & Evaluation

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Apply in 3 easy steps.

Complete the free online application in as little as 5 minutes!

In addition to the standard graduate application requirements, applicants to the Nurse Educator Certificate program must also apply for a certified background check prior to enrollment.

Step 1: Talk to us.

Fill out the request form to talk to a dedicated enrollment specialist who will answer any questions you have about the program you’re interested in, how online learning at Loyola works, financial aid, or the application process.

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Step 2: Apply.

Complete your online application in as little as 5 minutes! Get started.

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Step 3: Submit your documents.

An enrollment specialist will help you determine exactly which documents you need to submit and will even help you get your transcripts from past institutions!

Visit our admissions page to learn more or feel free to give us a call at (504) 577-2855.