Certificate in Nursing Education


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing Education

The Nurse Educator Certificate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy is a 14-credit program that provides qualified nurses with the opportunity to gain specialized training in areas such as curriculum development, instructional methods, program planning, and evaluation.  Nurses that are interested in careers in nursing education or staff development, will benefit from the knowledge and skills they will gain from the program.

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    Admission Criteria

    1. A baccalaureate degree in nursing or another field.
    2. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
    3. A minimum of 2000 hours as a registered nurse in the state of Michigan.
    4. Official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended.
    5. One letter of professional recommendation from someone in a supervisory capacity.
    6. Current resume or professional CV.
    7. An autobiographical statement of personal goals and objectives.
    8. An interview with graduate faculty.

    Certificate in Nursing Education

    • NUR 5850 Curriculum Development (3 credits)
    • NUR 5790 Nursing Program Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)
    • NUR 5780 Nursing Curriculum and Instruction in Adult Education (3 credits)
    • NUR 5860 Instructional Methods (3 credits)
    • NUR 5960 Teaching Practicum (2 credits)

    Total: 14 credits



    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Master of Science in Nursing degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, and Post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of Detroit Mercy McAuley School of Nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW Suite 750, Washington, DC  20001. Telephone: (202) 887-6791.


    Program Contact Information

    Saran Hollier, PhD, RN
    HP 421
    McNichols Campus
    Telephone: (313) 993-2444
    Fax: (313) 993-1271

    Suzanne Erwin, RN
    Graduate Recruiter and Admissions Coordinator
    HP 121
    McNichols Campus
    Telephone:  (313) 993-1828