Susan Patton
Director, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing
Epley Center for Health Professionals 110
479-575-3904
Email: skpatton@uark.edu

Graduate Certificate Offered:
Nursing Education (non degree) (NUED)

Program Description: This Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education program will prepare the next generation of nurse educators for the role in academic settings. Students augment their existing Master’s preparation in the clinical setting with knowledge and skills to function as qualified nursing educators ready for the demands of the academic setting. The students completing this certificate fill the needs of nursing education programs across the country at all levels. The program is offered 100% online.

Program Requirements: The semester of entry can be spring, summer, or fall. The courses listed below must be completed. The NURS 5343 Specialty Development I (Teaching Practicum) course will be the last course in the sequence. Students opting to enroll beginning fall or summer will be required to take only NURS 5073 in the fall (not NURS 5343) followed by one course each semester with completion the following fall. Students entering in spring will complete NURS 5093 first, followed by NURS 5083 in the summer and NURS 5073 and NURS 5343 in the fall. 

NURS 5073Curriculum Design and Development in Nursing Education3
NURS 5083Methods of Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education3
NURS 5093Instructional Design and Delivery in Nursing Education3
NURS 5343Specialty Development I3
Total Hours12