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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Nursing

Certificate in Nursing Education

The Nursing Education Certificate Program consists of 18-19 units of specific coursework that prepares nurses who have completed a Master of Nursing degree to be effective educators in either a health care service agency, a community, and/or an academic setting. Students will develop both theoretical and practical expertise in the educational field. The Certificate in Nursing Education can be completed concurrently with a Master's Degree or separately as a post-master's certificate.


  1. Application to CSULB and to the School of Nursing for the post-master's certificate.
  2. Current license as a registered nurse.
  3. Graduate standing in a Nursing Master's program or completed Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited institution.


Enrollment in the Nursing Graduate Program is not a requirement of registration in these courses. Completion of the following course work with a grade of "B" or better;

Core Classes (13 units):

Take all of the following:

    • NRSG 556A - Conditions of Learning and Instruction (3)
    • NRSG 556B - Curriculum Development in Nursing (3)
    • NRSG 556C - Microteaching in Nursing (3)
    • NRSG 556L - Theoretical Concepts in Nursing Education: Practice Teaching (4)

Electives (5-6 units):

Two electives selected from the following:

One course (3 units) in Educational Technology. Choose from the following: ETEC 535, 510, 525, 551, 570

One course (2-3 units) in Nursing. Choose from the following: NRSG 502, 551A, or another course as approved by the program director.

This program is eligible for financial aid under the federal Gainful Employment regulation. Click here for more details.

(All requirements contained on these pages are superceded by the official information published in the Course Catalog of the current academic year. To see an online copy, visit this official university page.)