Graduate Certificate

Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education

USF Health College of Nursing Education Certificate

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.


Barbara Redding, EdD, RN, CNE
Director, Nursing Education

Julia Myers, M.Ed.
Nurse Education Advisor


Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate program is coordinated through the USF Innovative Education Office 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.

  • Curriculum

    13 Credit Hours

    Course Number

    Course Name

    Credit Hours

    NGR 6713
    Foundations of Nursing Education
    NGR 6710 Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education 3
    NGR 6718 Evaluation Strategies in Nursing Education 3
    NGR 6947 Practice in Nursing Education Practicum 2
    NGR 6940 Classroom/Online Teaching

    Note: Courses can be completed within 2 years. Following completion of NGR 6713, 6710 and 6718 certificate students can be eligible for Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) certification available from the National League for Nursing (NLN).

  • Application Process and Deadlines 

    Application Process 

    Please visit the Innovative Education’s Graduate Certificates website 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.

  • Admission Requirements and Prerequisites 

    Admission Requirements

    Applicant must have a M.S. in Nursing or Health-related field from a regionally accredited university.


    Validation of coursework in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Health Assessment

  • Learn More

    For additional information, visit the Innovative Education Office at:

    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.