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Graduate 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 for the Post-Master's Certificate

2. Current unrestricted 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


Core (13 units):

Take all of the following courses:

  • NRSG 556A Conditions of Learning and Instruction in Nursing (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • NRSG 556B Curriculum Development in Nursing (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • NRSG 556C Microteaching in Nursing (3)
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing; NRSG 556A and NRSG 556B
  • NRSG 556L Theoretical Concepts in Nursing Education: Proactive Teaching (4)
    Prerequisite: NRSG 556A or consent of instructor

Two electives (5-6 units) selected in consultation with the coordinator such as:

  • ETEC 535, ETEC 510, ETEC 525, ETEC 551, ETEC 570, NRSG 502, NRSG 551A, NRSG 551B, NRSG 559

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