Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Application requirements

Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or another field plus a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE not required
  • Successful completion of a general statistics course
  • Favorable recommendations regarding practice and potential for graduate work in nursing
  • RN license to practice nursing in Washington State
  • Written goal statement congruent with program’s philosophy and focus
  • Written interview
  • Minimum of one year of nursing experience

Course work

Course Title Credits
NURS 521*
NURS 523*
NURS 533*
- Teaching, Learning and Evaluation in Nursing, or
- Educational Issues and Curriculum Analysis, or
- Issues and Trends in Healthcare Education: Workforce Diversity and Delivery Methods
NURS 542 Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Assessment for Population Healthcare Professionals (required by all) 3
NURS 583**
NURS 556
- Advanced Population Internship, or
- Population Health Practicum
  Total required for certificate 11

*All students must complete two graded courses (six credits) from the menu of three nurse ed courses; NURS 521, NURS 523 or NURS 533.

**Practicum courses require the completion of a minimum of two credits (120 hours) of experience with a preceptor who has completed a Master's degree in nursing or a related field.

Apply now

Apply through the WSU Graduate School online.