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Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator

Program URL:
Faculty working with Students: 12
Students: 4
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 0%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall 3/15
  • Spring 11/1
  • Spokane: Yes
  • Tri-Cities: Yes
  • Vancouver: Yes
Tests required:
  • 550 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 80 TOEFLI Minimum score
  • 7 IELTS Minimum score

Degree Description:

The nurse educator certificate program, a track within the Masters of Nursing Population Health (MN-PH) graduate nursing program, includes the completion of four theory courses that focus on teaching and learning, with an emphasis on distance friendly educational pedagogy. The program also is open to post-masters students wishing to focus on nursing education. Each course is designed to be primarily web based with some videoconferencing class sessions. Additional practicum experiences can be arranged; the NURS 556 capstone practicum (a requirement for all MN-PH students) also offers opportunities for an educational focus. A certificate can be applied for upon completion of all requirements for the Nurse Educator certificate.

Admission Requirements:

Click here to go to the College of Nursing’s MN admission requirements page.

Please also check out the Steps to Apply page to get started today!

Career Opportunities:

Nurse educator

Career Placements:

Teaching positions in colleges of nursing

Faculty Members:

Eddy, Linda Lee, Ph.D.

Eti, Deborah

Hoeksel, Renee Celeste, Ph.D.

Kaplan, Louise, Ph.D.

Research Interests

ARNP prescribing of controlled substances
APRN workforce
ARNP reimbursement
DNP program evaluation
Landscape assessment of readiness for implementation of the family nurse practitioner role in Swaziland
Medical marijuana

Nguyen-Truong, Connie, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Cervical cancer screening health disparity

Oneal, Gail Ann, Ph.D.

Location: Spokane

Research Interests

Health literacy, risk communication and health information use, risk messages, environmental and occupational health, population health, underserved and rural populations

Postma, Julie Marie, Ph.D.

Location: Puyallup Research and Extension Center

Research Interests

Environmental health promotion, socio-cultural aspects of environmental health, environmental justice, social determinants of health

Shishani, Kawkab, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Smart, Denise, D.P.H.

Location: Spokane

Research Interests

Work place safety, military health, women’s health and health and safety for disaster response workers.

VanSon, Catherine, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Gerontology, managing chronic conditions, qualitative methods, late-in-life migration, health literacy, gero-education

Wilson, Marian L, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Pain, self-management programs to assist patients with persistent (chronic) pain, mood disorders, opioid dependency/misuse, addiction.

Contact Information:

Tamara Kelley
WSU Health Sciences Spokane, College of Nursing
SNRS 129, 412 Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202