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Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator

Program URL: http://nursing.wsu.edu
Faculty working with Students: 16
Students: 4
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 0%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall 4/15
  • Spring 11/1
Campus:
  • 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 will be awarded upon completion of all requirements for the MN degree/education track.

Admission Requirements:

– a bachelor’s degree in nursing OR a bachelor’s degree in another field and a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
– admitted to the MN program or for graduate certificate
– a minimum 3.00 grade point average in undergraduate work (exceptions may be made based on substantial evidence of extra-scholastic qualifications)
– successful completion of a basic statistics course
– favorable recommendations regarding practice and potential for graduate work in nursing
– RN license to practice nursing in Washington state or state of residency
– written goal statement congruent with program’s philosophy and focus
– complete a written interview

Career Opportunities:

Nurse educator

Career Placements:

Teaching positions in colleges of nursing

Faculty Members:

Caley, Joan M, M.S.

Research Interests

LTC Leadership, Nursing Leadership,
Community Health/Vulnearble, Populations, esp. Homeless & Health Equity Issues

Davis, Andra, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Interprofessional education

Dotson, Joann, Ph.D.

Eddy, Linda Lee, Ph.D.

Eide, Phyllis, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Rural health, global climate change, and public health

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

Katz, Janet Ruth, Ph.D.

Nguyen-Truong, Connie, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Cervical cancer screening health disparity

Oneal, Gail Ann, Ph.D.

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.

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.

Research Interests

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

Van_Son, 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:

Denise Smart
Spokane, WA 99210-1495, WA 99210-1495
509-324-7255
Tamara Kelley
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
509-324-7334
509-324-7336