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Graduate Program

Nurse Education Certificate

USF Health College of Nursing Education Certificate


Brittany Hay, PhD, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC  
Associate Dean of Graduate Clinical Programs


Our Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Education prepares nurses to teach in a variety of educational and health care settings.

  • Schools/Colleges
  • Client Education Programs
  • Nursing Professional Development Departments (Staff Education)
Upon completion, graduates are prepared for beginning faculty or education positions in health care institutions and/or the community.

Course Location/Delivery

The certificate program is coordinated through the Office of Graduate Studies on the Tampa campus. Didactic courses are offered online. Practicum experience locations will vary.

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

Not Applicable

Standardized Tests

Not Applicable

Time Limit

Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year-time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is two years.

  • 9-13 Credit Hours

    Information about curriculum can be found in the Graduate Catalog.

  • Application Process 

    Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies for the application process and online application for admission. Applications are due in the Summer semester for classes that start in the Fall semester.

    In addition to the application form, please submit:

    1. Official transcripts
    2. A resume
    3. Letter of intent
    4. Three letters of recommendation

    Application Deadlines

    See the Office of the Registrar, Non-Degree Admission page for additional information.

  • Please see the Graduate Catalog for information.

  • Note: Admission to a graduate certificate program does not imply automatic acceptance into a graduate degree program.

    All information contained on this page is for informational purposes only.