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Post Master’s Nursing Education Certificate online

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Program Overview

$10,500 Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Program Duration
20 Credit Hours

Deepen your nursing knowledge and give yourself more career options with a Post Master’s Nursing Education Certificate from William Paterson University. This affordable, online nursing education certificate program can prepare you for the classroom with core knowledge coursework and teaching methodologies to help your students learn to deliver quality care.

Designed especially for working professionals, coursework for this education certificate program features teaching competencies including curriculum development, as well as clinical and classroom teaching strategies. You will expand your knowledge and clinical practice while you build leadership abilities and teaching skills. WP provides the support and guidance you need in order to reach your professional goals.

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Upon completion of this nursing education certificate program, you will be able to:

  • Apply advanced knowledge of nursing theories, related sciences and humanities, and methods of inquiry in the delivery of healthcare services
  • Develop leadership and communicate effectively using the collaborative approach to improve quality care
  • Analyze changes in the healthcare system through the design and implementation of health-related projects that strengthen outcomes in the healthcare delivery system
  • Apply evidence, research, and theory to improve health services
  • Apply current health information and technologies to advance the quality and accessibility of care
  • Advocate for healthcare policies and systems to improve healthcare
  • Analyze systems' responses to health and illness to improve the promotion, restoration, and maintenance of health that reflect respect across diverse cultures
  • Engage in advanced nursing care to individuals, families, communities, and clinical populations

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Prepare to work in a variety of settings as a nurse educator, including such roles as:

  • Patient Educator
  • Program Manager
  • Military Nursing Educator
  • Hospital Nurse Educator

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The William Paterson University Post Master’s Nursing Education Certificate online offers affordable, pay by the course tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$525 Per Credit Hour
$10,500 Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Post Master’s Nursing Education Certificate $525 $1,575 $10,500


William Paterson University online Post Master’s certificate programs are delivered in a flexible format ideal for working professionals, with accelerated coursework and six start dates each year.

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Term Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 1 09/07/20 08/18/20 08/24/20 09/01/20 09/01/20 10/25/20
Fall 2 11/02/20 10/13/20 10/19/20 10/27/20 10/29/20 12/20/20
Spring 1 01/19/21 12/29/20 01/04/21 01/12/21 01/14/21 03/07/21
Spring 2 03/15/21 02/23/21 03/01/21 03/09/21 03/11/21 05/02/21
Summer 1 05/17/21 04/27/21 05/03/21 05/11/21 05/13/21 07/04/21
Summer 2 07/12/21 06/22/21 06/28/21 07/06/21 07/08/21 08/29/21
Fall 1 09/06/21 08/17/21 08/23/21 08/31/21 09/02/21 10/24/21
Fall 2 11/01/21 10/12/21 10/18/21 10/26/21 10/28/21 12/19/21

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We've streamlined the admission process for the Post Master’s Nursing Education Certificate online to help you get started right away. Please read the admission requirements, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

The requirements include:

MSN from an accredited institution
RN license, valid and unencumbered
GPA of 3.0 or higher

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You must meet the following requirements for admission to the Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate online:

  • Submit online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with official graduate nursing transcripts
  • An active, unencumbered RN license in the state where you practice
  • One year of RN work experience
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

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Office of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Services
Morrison Hall 102
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470


For the Post Master’s Nursing Education Certificate online, you must complete 20 credit hours and 90 clinical hours. The total number of credit hours needed and the time to completion may be less, depending on the specific courses taken in the prior master’s program. Courses needed will be evaluated on an individual basis during the admission process.

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NUR 5461: Advanced Pathophysiology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An in-depth study of the pathogenesis of major conditions affecting clients across the life span including children, child-bearing women, and young adults, adults, and older adults. Assessment of complex clinical situations will be analyzed along with laboratory and diagnostic data to provide a rationale for nursing management decisions.

NUR 6001: Advanced Health Assessment of the Adult Client

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the study of history taking, physical exam and laboratory/diagnostic techniques that support the assessment and diagnosis of young adults, adults, and older adults by the advanced practice nurse. The course allows the student to develop the cognitive and psychomotor skills required to perform a comprehensive health assessment including health history and physical examination of the young adult, adult, and older adult and to address common healthcare problems seen in a primary care community setting.

NUR 6011: Advanced Pharmacology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides students with information that will enable them to apply clinical pharmacotherapeutics to client care. Standard and new drugs; drug-delivery systems in pharmacotherapy; age- and illness-related modifications across the lifespan and drug and food interactions are emphasized. The legal and regulatory aspects of drug administration with the prescriptive authority of the advanced practice nurse will be explored.

NUR 6050: Curriculum Development

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Curriculum development in nursing is reviewed based upon an overview of internal and external forces affecting changes in healthcare, the nursing profession and education. The process of curriculum development is discussed, integrating these concepts. Theoretical bases of curricula are discussed as are outcomes and evaluation methods. Application is made to academic and practice settings.

NUR 6061: Classroom Teaching Strategies

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course explores learning theories, learning styles, health literacy, and multicultural issues in teaching. Teaching methodologies and evaluation of learning are included. Application is made to teaching clients in the community, in service education, and undergraduate teaching. Students are required to complete 45 supervised hours in teaching environments.

NUR 7060: Clinical Teaching Strategies

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores teaching – learning and evaluation methodologies relevant to teaching and learning in a clinical nursing setting. Application is made to teaching undergraduate, graduate nursing students and to licensed nurses.

NUR 7256: Nurse Educator Practicum (Certificate program)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

The practicum is intended for the Post Master’s certificate nursing education student. This course will examine the role competencies of the nurse educator in the academic and health care settings. Clinical practicum requires 45 supervised hours. Seminars are held every other week to enable students to integrate learning.

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